My current work in progress:

Merveille Du Jour, designed by Alice Starmore, knit from Virtual Yarns Hebridean 2-ply and 3-ply, using 3.0mm, 3.5mm, and 4.0mm needles.

First Project of 2018

While I started this in 2017, it’s my first work in progress for 2018.

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This is Merveille Du Jour, a poncho and beret set designed by Alice Starmore. I purchased it as a kit from Virtual Yarns, here.

I’m working on the poncho, which is made in 4 separate panels, which are worked flat. You sew them together, then put live stitches at the top of each panel back on a needle and work the yoke in the round.

The bottom ribbing and the yoke are both made using Virtual Yarns Hebridean 2-ply, while the solid-color body is worked in the heavier 3-ply.

I have the front and back panels done, and am working on the slightly smaller side panels. I did the ribbing for both side panels first, so I’d not have to face 2-color ribbing again for the poncho!

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The bottom edge of the poncho is curved. This is achieved with short rows and strategically placed decreases. I’m thoroughly enjoying this project. Even the “boring” plain color portions are fun because of the decreases — there’s always something new going on.

Loki is being a big help, keeping tabs on my pattern!

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New Year’s Eve

2017 is drawing to a close and not a moment too soon. Not the best of years, but things could always be worse, right?

Loki is getting in some extra naps in preparation for staying up to ring in the new year.

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I finished my Corrugated Shawl on Christmas Eve. Here it is, spread out full length.

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(The only reason I was able to take that photo without feline intervention was because of Loki’s accelerated napping schedule today.)

A close-up:

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And being modeled by Gwendolyn:

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Happy New Year to you all! See you on the other side!

 

Steamed

There as a comment on my last blog post about the block-ability of the Corrugated Shawl I am knitting; Love that yarn color and it does look like a fun pattern to knit but… is it really going to block out into a straight edged piece of knitting? I know blocking can perform miracles but… […]

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Corrugated Shawl

This past week, I started a project from Mason-Dixon Knitting’s newest field guide (#5) Sequences: the Corrugated Shawl, designed by Cecelia Campochiaro. The piece is obviously not blocked. I am using the yarn called for in the pattern: Crave Caravan, which is a glorious mix of merino wool, cashmere, camel, and mulberry silk. It’s sportweight, […]

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Busy Busy Busy

The winner of a copy of Plum Dandi Knits: Simple Designs for Luxury Yarns is “Yooper in Mississippi” who has been emailed. Thank you to everyone who left a comment and to Interweave for supplying my review copy and a second copy for the giveaway. I have had an up-tick in knitting progress  this week. I finished […]

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