Saturday, December 22, 2012

Three Days Until Christmas

Dear readers,

Finally, a cowl.  I was dying to make this and saw the pattern at a wonderful knitting store called Close Knit in Evanston.  The shirt is one I made and blogged about HERE in Betsey Johnson Knit - Gertie's Portrait Blouse.

The pattern, in the round, calls for K3 P3 K3 P3 finish the row in the round, then P3, K3, P3, K3 finish in the round until about 8 - 10 inches.  Originally the pattern called for 42 cast on stitches - but I wanted a bit longer for the super bulky thread so I cast on 60 stitches (cast ons must be in multiples of 6) - and I used a size 19 circular needle.  And, it has stretched a bit.  But, I still love it.  It matches the yarn I made for J's scarf.
The yarn is Malabrigo Rasta in Soriano.
 Super easy pattern.  I love it!

How are your Holiday preparations proceeding?

P.

4 comments:

  1. Love the colours in this scarf, and the extra length! Holiday preps are coming along, all gifts wrapped and cooking under control.
    Merry Christmas from Down Under...J

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  2. Congrats Judith! I can't imagine Christmas in the warmth! That's fantastic you've gotten almost everything done early! Happy Holidays!

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  3. Just finished sewing my niece's Auburn fleece jacket and put away the sewing machine so the guest room can be used, and I madly knit 3 more "cup cozies" for my SIL so she'll have a set - they're in the washer now felting. Nothing like finishing in the "Saint Nick" of time - ha!

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  4. Whew!! You are busy! That is fantastic - I remember how awesome your jackets are! But time consuming!! My eyes are tired right now too! Good luck with your knitting~Oh! I have to learn to felt!

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