Espresso Shawl

This is for me, the Holden Shawlette in Malabrigo sock inn a rich brown called Cordovan.

I did some math before I began and extended the body of the shawl to…
119 + 1 + 119 ending on the RS row, and on the next WS row, added an inc to each side near the shawl’s edges to give me: 120 + 1 + 120.

This count worked for omitting the k1 on each side of that center lace section because it looked odd to me, like a mistake. The pattern went a little smoother when I could stop thinking about that along each side as I did on the one I made before.

This gave me 9 even lace sections on each side and I used stitch markers between each and added new ones as my increases made new sections. I found that very helpful. I changed the cast off to a crochet one because I didn’t like doing the knit picot one. Even though I had a lot of mods, I enjoyed this pattern very much.

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WHO has a new Kindle Cover?

Well, I almost do. I was working on a Kindle cover pattern test for someone, and once I completed that, I thought if I changed it a little, it might suit me better. Ripping down to the provisional cast on of 1 row, I started to just do a plain SS with a plan to insert a cute little owl from this sweet sweater pattern. I am loving it. He’s got some glass beads for eyes and the yarn is the ever-so-scrumptous Malabrigo Rios in Pimavera. This yarn has a lot of bang for the buck.

Kindle Fire with an owl

Kindle Fire with an owl

Mr. Greenjeans Cardigan – Project #3

This was a fun knit and project #3 for Camp Loopy. The requirement for this project was to use 800+ yards, so this was @900. I really enjoyed this pattern (Mr. Greenjeans) and the yarn (Malabrigo Rios in cream and Pimavera). Changed the raglan increases to kfb instead of the yo holes because I think this looks much neater. The button was bought at a show and made by Jennie the Potter.

Striped Cardigan Front

Striped Cardigan Front

 

Striped Cardigan Back

Striped Cardigan Back

 

Raglan increases

Raglan increases

 

Pottery Button

Pottery Button