This is the Venetian Carnival cowl. A new crochet pattern coming end of August in time for Fall.
2 skeins Malabrigo Lace (2 strands held together)
or 1 skein madelinetosh tosh merino light (held singly)
A Holden Shawlette for my lunch buddy in Malabrigo sock. The border is done with leftovers of the same yarn in similar colors.
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.
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.
It’s done and I wore it already. It’s dreamy and bright enough to lead Santa’s sleigh! Best part – it’s even been cool enough to wear it the last few days.
I’m enjoying this yarn quite a bit but then, does Malabrigo make any yarn that isn’t fun to work with?
I always have trouble committing to the right buttons …
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.