A new cowl pattern! The Emerger .PDF makes the cowl shown in two different sizes, in one or two skeins of fingering-weight yarn. (Most fancy yarns come in 350+ skeins, so two skeins will be plenty. With the sock yarn shown, two skeins is enough to make both sizes—one each.) Emerger Cowl.
Beach Bunny Yarns now offers a kit for Morpho! This is pretty exciting: I’m not super strong with variegated yarns, and the samples are gorgeous in a way that almost baffles me. The dyeways and the design work remarkably well with each other. MEANWHILE, on the personal knitting/design front, I am having the entertaining experienceContinue reading “a kit option, new things.”
Gopher is available now on Ravelry! It’s got a little in common with Manta, in that it uses a similar exploded-shape concept (Manta is a kind of broken square; this is a kind of wrecked rectangle, I guess). The slightly weird shape lends itself well to wearing; there are a couple of ways to styleContinue reading “Gopher.”
Coming soon! This shawl is an expansion of the Dog Days 8 pattern—essentially, I was working up a second sample, but I had ~500 yards of worsted-ish yarn, and wanted to keep going. This is a cotton blend (it’s Caron Cotton Cakes or something else big-box; it’s surprisingly enjoyable to knit with), and seems likeContinue reading
I still need to add this one to the overall Dog Days portfolio (done), but there is a new mini-project in the series. It’s kerchief-sized, and I really like the textured lace in this one.
North Platte Cowl.
North Fork Variation is a knit-at-any-gauge, knit-to-any-size-within-reason (or not) shawl. The .PDF should go live tomorrow, barring any disasters with the editing.
I finally finished the .PDF pattern for the design that preceded the 14-square scarf! It’s called Window Greens, because the original used green yarn and I was thinking about arugula. But the final version had some substantial changes—it calls for soft DK yarn instead of fingering-weight, and the button configuration is less straightforward (but notContinue reading “Window Greens.”
There are two* ways to finish the Stay-at-Home Auxiliary Scarf: with a knitted border, which was the original idea but will definitely take some stitch management, or with i-cord, which might be easier, given the length of the edges of the 14-square scarf. For the knitted border, you’ll need the longest circular needle available (IContinue reading “Stay-at-Home Auxiliary Scarf, Day 14 (and counting): Two Approaches to Finishing.”
There are going to two ways to work the finishing/border on the Stay-at-Home Auxiliary Scarf, because if you do all 14 squares and pick up stitches to knit the border the way I had planned it, you are going to have something like 902 sts crammed on a 48”-60” needle, and that is not theContinue reading “Definitely too many stitches.”