My current work in progress:

Plaid Cowl, my own design, knit from Spincycle Yarns Dyed in the Wool, using 3.75mm.

Double Fun

Upon completion of my June Camp Loopy project, I pulled out a kit I had purchased a while back: Double Basketweave Cowl.

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The pattern is a freebie by Karen Templar of Fringe Association. I purchased the kit from Fringe Association. It consists of 2 skeins of Sincere Sheep Luminous DK, a wool/silk blend. The yarn is held double and the pattern calls for a U.S. size 10.5, but I knit mine with a U.S. size 9 (5.5mm) needle.

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The yarn is wonderfully soft and squishy, and this cowl will be a welcome addition to my winter wardrobe. right now it’s har to think about it being cold enough to warrant such a warm cozy cowl.

But I’m working on another cowl.

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Loki is helping.

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Free Your Fade

Yesterday I finished my June Camp Loopy project, a Free Your Fade shawl.

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I knit this from Andrea Mowry’s pattern and used 5 skeins of Hedgehog Fibres Merino DK in the colorways (from light to dark): Typewriter, Shiver, Budgie, Dragonfly, and Wish. I used a U.S., size 6 needle and ended up using 1131 yards approximately. This is a BIG shawl! Here it is draped across my couch:

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And here it is curled up (sort of) on my dining room table:

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This is going to be a wonderful cozy shawl next winter. My pattern mods included doing just single yarn overs throughout. The variegation in the yarn masks the yarn overs somewhat so there didn’t seem much point in varying them.

My other mod was done on the fade into the last color. Because I was trying to use up as much of each skein as possible, I worked the 4th color until I calculated I had just enough to complete the fade to the last color, so I started the fade halfway through a plain garter section. The yarn over row is in the middle of the final fade, and I did a couple extra alternate rows of color 4 and 5 to use up the last of color 4. Then I did a plain garter section with the last color until I had just enough to do the picot bind off.

Loki seems impressed, doesn’t he?

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June Camp Loopy Project

It’s finally June so I finally started my June Camp Loopy project on Friday! Here’s the yarn: I am making a Free Your Fade shawl from An Andrea Mowry pattern. I am using Hedgehog Fibres Merino DK, and I have 5 colorways: Typewriter, Shiver, Budgie, Dragonfly, and Wish. Here is the start of the shawl: […]

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FOs

I finished a couple of things last week. Like this: This is the Wood Warbler Cowl, designed by Martina Behm. I made mine from Socks That Rock Heavyweight on a U.S. size 7 needle. A fun and fast project! Next up, these: These mitts are made from the Hedda Mitts pattern, designed by Trin-Annelie. I made […]

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The Joy of Garter Stitch

I spent most of this past week on a non-public project, and when I finished that, I started this: This is Martina Behm’s Wood Warbler Cowl, originally published in Jen Arnall-Culliford’s A Year of Techniques. It’s the design on the cover. The pattern calls for DK weight yarn, so into the stash room I ventured. […]

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