Lately I’ve done a lot of projects with a garter stitch base. In the past I was not overly fond of garter stitch but I have grown to appreciate it more and more. I’ve done a bunch of garter stitch sideways shawls, and the last of those, Bernadette, will be available for sale soon, probably tomorrow.
I started an extremely simple garter stitch project last night: Basalt. Last week, Sheri at The Loopy Ewe put up for sale the yarn called for in the pattern: The Fibre Company Road to China Light. My knitting buddy Sharon pointed out the Basalt pattern to me, so I ordered up the yarn asap! The pattern calls for 3 different colors: two for the body of the shawl, and one for an applied i-cord edging.
Here are my colors: Apatite, Blue Tourmaline, and Hematite. (I’m using the Hematite for the i-cord.)
Here’s my work so far:
You slip the first stitch of each row, which makes a nice edge for adding the applied i-cord later:
Winner Winner Chicken Dinner
2012 Summer Solstice Mystery Shawl
The second clue for the KAL will be releaed on June 26. Then, the rest of the clues will be released a week apart. I’m loving seeing all the photos in the spoiler thread in my Ravery forum!
Wendy & Lucy
What Lucy is really doing today: