My current work in progress:

Sundew,by Martin Storey, knit from Rowan Softyak DK, using 3.25mm and 4mm needles.

Archives for June 2018

Plaid Cowl

Here is my Plaid Cowl, completed.

My own design, this is knit from Spincycle Yarns Dyed in the Wool in two colorways: Devilish Grin and Nostalgia. It’s 48″ in circumference.

I do plan to release the pattern, but I want to knit another one at a smaller circumference, in a totally different yarn. This yarn:

This is Shibui Birch, 100% merino wool. It’s a single-ply sportweight. It seems quite fine to be considered sportweight but it has a nice halo, and I think that halo will make it knit up at a sportweight gauge quite nicely. There are currently 273 projects knit from this yarn posted in Ravelry, and the reviews of the yarn are very good, so I look forward to working with it.

The Little Prince says hello.

Double Fun

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

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.

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.

Loki is helping.

Free Your Fade

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

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:

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

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?

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:

And here is the first fade, from Color A to Color B.

So far so good!

It’s a gloomy rainy day here, so I plan to get some more work done on this.

Here is Loki’s plan for the day: