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Roundabout Cowl

February 5, 2013

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I’m finally getting around to posting about this fantastic cowl that I have had finished for a while.   It just took me forever to photograph it for some reason.  I couldn’t remember to accost my 16-year old son to have him model it, but I finally made it happen.  I must say, this is one of my favorite projects yet.  And it’s a free download on Ravelry!

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This cowl is knit in just four colors.  It uses two colors at a time and you end up knitting four different sections, using two different color combinations each time. On Loop Knits, they show you some possible color combinations. I used some nice blue-greys in Quince Osprey, one of my favorite all time yarns. This is one warm cowl, when you wear it doubled up.  I love it.

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This project was my brainless TV or movie knitting, where I don’t have to follow a pattern.  The only downside to this pattern is that it is not knit in the round, so there were the dreaded purls that I had to do.  But I got through them.  I did knit this on a long circular needle, which helped with the bulk of it.  You finish it up with a kitchener stitch.

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Pattern:  Roundabout Cowl
Yarn:  Quince Osprey
Needles:  US #9, 40″ circular
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Jared Flood’s Autumn Leaves

September 5, 2012

Wow – it’s been a while since I’ve posted around here but hey – something called “Summer” happened.  There was a lot of yard work to do and feeding my summer addiction.  But I was knitting.  I’ve been working on two big, long projects and finally got one of them finished – the Autumn Leaves Stole by Jared Flood.

This stole is knit in two halves and then grafted together, using kitchener stitch. I had the first half finished the first part of the year and then, after it went on a stitch holder, I got distracted and picked up some other things to knit. But discipline set in and I determined to finish the second half.  The second half just flew off the needles. Such fun to knit!

Jared’s pattern is, as usual, so well written and the chart is easy to read.  The pattern is very easy and once you get the hang of the stitch symbols, a very fast knit.  This stole can be worn as a scarf, also.  I’ve used Madelinetosh Vintage, which is a yummy yarn, so warm and soft.

Pattern:  Autumn Leaves Stole
Needles:  US 9 Circular Addi Lace Turbo (of course)
Yarn:  Madelinetosh Vintage in Bark
Ravelry Page

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Stockholm Scarf

July 21, 2011

I’ve been doing all this Christmas knitting for next year, but I couldn’t help myself when I purchased some Madelintosh yarn. I just had to start this project for me. I’ve had Julie’s Stockholm Scarf in my Ravely queue for a while now and I thought the Madelintosh was perfect for it.

This pattern was fun to knit – there’s just enough variety of stitches to keep you interested yet you can still watch a movie while you knit. There’s lot of yarn overs and pssos, which create a lofty, super nice scarf.  And the Madelintosh is such a gorgeous, soft yarn it was a pleasure to work with.

This is  really a cowl, which is long enough to double nicely around your neck.  I made mine about 15″ wide and used almost all of the Madelintosh.

Now if we can just get rid of this heat wave we’ve been having!

Pattern:  Stockholm Scarf
Needles:  US # 10, 40″ circular Addi Turbos
Yarn:  Madelintosh dk in Moorland
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Flicker Wayfarer Scarf

March 25, 2011

When I first saw Berroco’s new yarn, Flicker, I knew I had to knit up a scarf with it. I had been thinking of  knitting a scarf, maybe with matching fingerless mitts, with a sparkly yarn and here it was!  The perfect yarn – super soft alpaca with a filament of sparkle running through it.

I’ve had Jared Flood’s “Wayfarer” scarf favorited on my Ravelry for a long time and I thought this would be the yarn to use for that scarf.  The pattern calls for a tubular cast-on, but I couldn’t bring myself to learn it.  I was too impatient to get started.  It’s a technique I would still like to learn at some point.  I did a regular cast-on, but with #10 needles, so it wouldn’t be super tight and then I switched to #8 circulars, and knitted the scarf on that.

The scarf is a favorite now.  So soft, and I love the length – plenty of scarf to wrap twice around my neck.  Unblocked, the scarf knitted up to 6″x86″.  After blocking, it grew to 103″ in length.  Whoa.

Pattern: Brooklyn Tweed “Wayfarer”
Yarn: Berroco Flicker (2 skeins)
Needles: 10″ to cast on.  8″ circular for scarf.
Ravelry Page

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