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I also made a shop sample for Tina out of Zauberball. Oh, that one was fun. It is a single, but the good part about my Yuh-Chi scarf is that it is great for handspun and singles. I’ve already done that before with my 3rd Yuh-Chi Scarf, so the commercially spun single worked well.

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See? Not bad. One thing that I found interesting was that the singles did “pull” to one side. This can happen with singles. If you look at the knitting you may notice that the stitches seem to lean to one side. That is a result of the twist and the looseness at which I knit the cowl. It is an interesting look and actually works quite well in the Yuh-Chi Scarf pattern. Thanks go to Grace for taking my picture again.

So, now you have seen my 5th Yuh-Chi Scarf. 🙂

Yarn: Schoppel-Wolle Zauberball in Cafe Flair
Needle: US 4 Hiya Hiya Interchangeable
Pattern: Yuh-Chi Scarf
Modifications: Actually, only 1. I bound off the last row of the pattern instead of after the last row of the pattern.

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Scarf or Shawl


New Pattern: HexiCowl!

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This cowl is simple, but full of texture. It is the sister cowl to my Alternating HexiCowl. I couldn’t decide which one I liked better, so I made both! While I knit mine with a full ball of Rowan Pure Wool Worsted, you could also go stash diving. This cowl is perfect for using up the 125-150 yards leftover balls in your stash; and it looks stylish too!

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I like my cowls to be a little bigger so that I can keep my hair tidy and tuck the cowl around my neck when worn with my coat or sweater. If that’s not your style, you can easily remove a repeat or two. It is also a fast knit with an easy repeat to memorize. Perfect for stashbusting AND gift giving.

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This pattern is meant for adventurous novice knitters to experienced knitters and all those in-between. Please read the entire pattern before beginning.

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Yarn: 1 Skein Rowan Pure Wool Worsted, 209 yards, 100% Superwash Wool, 144 Mallard

Needle: US 6 (4 mm) Hiya Hiya Steel Interchangeable needles or needles to obtain gauge

Gauge: 4.8 stitches per inch (spi) and 6 rows per inch (rpi) OR 19.2 stitches & 24 rows to 4 inches/10 cm in stockinette (unblocked)

Size: 26 inches around by 7 inches wide

To alter the size: Adjust your gauge to increase or decrease the circumference of the scarf as needed. Alter the width as desired.


Scarf for Yuh-Chi

Ok. So, it isn’t actually done, but I thought I would start with the yarn. This is some very nice Rambouillet wool yarn dyed by Knitted Wit in the Moody Blues colorway.

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I’m planning this long, loopy scarf that she can wear double or long as she wants. I might even make a pattern out of it later. Who knows.

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I’ve made some progress on it while I’ve been gone. At this point I’m about halfway done. I anticipate some further progress on my flight home.


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I Fell Off the Wagon

I am not a “FUN” yarn knitter.  By this, I mean, I don’t knit with novelty yarns.  I tried a few when I was first starting to knit, but they just don’t appeal to me normally.  I’m not much for very colorful knits with allover patterns like fair isle sweaters and vests.  I much prefer color accents at the collar, cuff, hem, and/or buttonband  instead of allover.

Anyway, I saw this Red Heart Sassy Lace for sale at Jo-Ann’s when I happened pop in looking for some Lizbeth to add to my thread stash.  Those Jo-Ann’s coupons can be dangerous.  I mean, 25% off your entire purchase?  It’s tempting, right? And there were these funky fabric rolls with premade holes.  You just sort of knit through the holes and make this fluffy scarf.  I thought, ” this is something my mom would love.” So I bought 2 rolls.  And I made one into a scarf using their pattern.  I’m not sure yet who will receive the 2nd one or when I will make it.

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I think Mom will really like it.

Pattern: Red Heart Boutique Sassy Lace Scarf
Yarn: Red Heart Boutique Sassy Lace
Needle: US 8 Hiya Hiya Interchangeable
Modifications: I dropped the needle size a little, but that was it.


Meryl Shawl: New Pattern!

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Knitting for me has always been a process of exploration. When I was first introduced to Estonian lace, I was smitten. A love affair with Estonian stitches began, and through the years I have continued to improve my understanding of Estonian stitches while adapting them to more modern knitting techniques.

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This shawl was a long time in the making. The pattern was written and re-written several times and my tentative rows ripped and reknit until finally, Meryl was ready for its debut.

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This pattern is meant for an adventurous novice knitter or a more experienced mid-level knitter as the chart can be difficult to follow.

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Both written and charted directions are included in this pattern. Please read the entire pattern before beginning.

Yarn: 1/2 Skein Briar Rose Fibers Angel Face, approx. 1250 yards, 100% Alpaca, approx. 1100 yards are used
Alternative yarns: Alpaca With a Twist Fino, Briar Rose Fibers Stella, Prism Lace Yarn, Jaggerspun Zephyr Wool/Silk 2/18, lightweight lace yarns

Needle: US 3 (3.25 mm) circular needles or needles to obtain gauge

Gauge: (unblocked) 5.7 stitches per inch (spi) and 8 rows per inch (rpi) OR 23 stitches & 32 rows to 4 inches/10 cm in stockinette
(blocked) 5 stitches per inch (spi) and 5.53 rows per inch (rpi) OR 20 stitches & 20 rows to 4 inches/10 cm in stockinette

Size: 93 inches by 24 inches

To alter the size: Adjust your gauge to increase or decrease the length of the shawl as needed.

Note: All wrong side pattern rows (even rows) are purled, the body maintains a 7 stitch garter stitch (knit every row) edging on both sides. There is no garter stitch edge maintained on the ends.

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Alternating HexiCowl: New Pattern!

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This cowl is simple, but full of texture. It was created from my desire to use a half skein of lovely Stonehedge that was sitting in my stash looking lonely. How many times have you knit a sweater, scarf, or hat and still had a substantial amount of yarn leftover? This cowl is perfect for using up the 125-150 yards leftover balls in your stash; and it looks stylish too!

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I like my cowls to be a little bigger so that I can keep my hair tidy and tuck the cowl around my neck when worn with my coat or sweater. If that’s not your style, you can easily remove a repeat or two. It is also a fast knit with an easy repeat to memorize. Perfect for stashbusting AND gift giving.

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This pattern is meant for adventurous novice knitters to experienced knitters and all those in-between.
Please read the entire pattern before beginning.

Yarn: 1/2 Skein Stonehedge Fiber Mill Shepherd’s Worsted, 250 yards, 100% Merino Wool, Berries, approx. 125 yards needed.

Needle: US 6 (4 mm) Hiya Hiya Steel Interchangeable needles or needles to obtain gauge

Gauge: 5 stitches per inch (spi) and 6 rows per inch (rpi) OR 20 stitches & 24 rows to 4 inches/10 cm in stockinette (unblocked)

Size: 27 inches around by 6 inches wide (unblocked); 32 inches around by 6 inches wide (blocked)

To alter the size: Adjust your gauge to increase or decrease the circumference of the scarf as needed. Alter the width as desired.