My current work in progress:

Moth Cardigan, designed byAmy Christoffers, knit from Rowan SoftYak DK in the Plain colorway, using U.S. size 3 and 5 needles.

Agatha

The shawl that Lucy is wearing in yesterday’s blog post is Agatha, a shawl designed by Rebecca Logan (aka That Logan Chick). I purchased the pattern as a pdf download from her Etsy shop, here. Go there to see how beautiful it is completed!

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I came across a mention of this pattern last week — it was featured one day on Lime & Violet’s Daily Chum. (Lime & Violet are great enablers!) I loved the look of it, so immediately bought the pattern.

The pattern is designed for a DK or worsted weight yarn. I’m using Dream in Color Classy yarn in the “Blue Lagoon” colorway. The pattern suggests a US size 6 needle for DK weight. I’m using a 7 (4.5mm) because my yarn is more worsted than DK.

Lemmee tell you guys — this is a great pattern. It makes a shawl that is more heart-shaped than triangular because the increase rate is higher than that of a triangular shawl. I love the pattern motif, and I love knitting heavier lace for a change.

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(The first picture is a much truer representation of the color, by the way.)

I also love the edges — rather than a simple garter stitch edge, it has a faggotted edge that is so pretty!

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This is one of those patterns where you can easily adjust the size — just do more repeats before the edging pattern. The pattern calls for 600 — 900 yards, depending on how big you want to make it. I think I’m going to make mine on the large size, as I’ve got plenty of yarn.

I can’t say enough nice things about the pattern. It is 9 pages long with extremely well-written, easy to follow instructions and large clear charts. While the pattern motif looks complex, it is actually easy to execute and very easy to memorize, making the knitting go smoothly and quickly.

WendyKnits gives it two thumbs up! ๐Ÿ™‚

And I realized today that this is the fourth lace shawl in a row that I’ve knit in a blue colorway. You’d never know that green is my favorite color, would you?

Lucy sez:

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“I like blue.”

Ragdoll Diva

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That’s Lucy’s own colorway, sent to us by the wonderful Stacy, she of Tempted Yarns fame.

It’s a wool/silk/nylon/silver blend — isn’t it pretty? I’ve already come up with a Ragdoll Diva sock design. Knitting will commence in a couple of weeks.

Stacy also sent us these adorable Ragdoll stitchmarkers.

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And if that wasn’t enough — a colorway just for me!

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Called “Soxy Wendy.” ๐Ÿ™‚ This one is 100% wool, and it a perfect blend of “Wendy” colors.

Thanks, Stacy! Lucy and I love our colorways.

I’m likely to get a swelled head– after all, I just became a Loopy Legend last month.

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In other news . . .

Yes, I did abandon the Chevron Sock for now. Actually, I have a stealth project to knit, so that will replace my regularly scheduled sock knitting for the next couple of weeks.

But I did start an “at-home” project. Any guesses what Lucy is wearing here? ๐Ÿ™‚

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