Friday, April 7, 2017

Blue alpaca shawl

I finally finished my blue alpaca shawl!  This has been a wonderful mindless project.  

I haven't yet blocked it nor worked ends in, but I am very happy with the results.  It is very warm and snuggly.  I used size 10 needles and Simple but Effective Shawl pattern.  I could not find it on Ravelry, but I feel sure that that is where I originally found it.  The pattern is stored on dropbox in file labelled shawls.

When I finished the shawl, I was very unhappy with the look of the shawl on me.  So I ripped out the regular bind off that I had tried to keep loose by hand and used a decrease bind off which I like a lot.  Here are directions for that decrease bind off:

  • Step 1: Knit two together through the back loop (k2tog tbl).
  • Step 2: Slip the stitch on your working needle back on to your main needle.
  • Repeat steps 1 – 2 until you have cast on the number of stitches required by your pattern.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Dar's socks

Dar just finished socks that I LOVE!

They are called Jack of the Green.  It is by Clair Ellen.  It is a free pattern on Ravelry.  Dar used Cephalopod Yarns Skinny Bugga!  It has a little cashmere in it.


Monday, April 3, 2017

Splendid Shawl by Lion Brand

This Shawl is made from a free pattern by Lion Brand.  The original pattern on larger needles with a heavier weight yarn than is shown in this photo.  The lighter weight yarn is much prettier in the photos than the shawls with heavier yarn.  The suggestion for this smaller shawl is to use size 10 needles.  I think that I would probably just have to work on the gauge until I get it right.  I downloaded the free pattern and put it in drop box with name tat is shown in title of this blog post.