Just hang-er-ing around!
Pattern: Duotone Cowl by Orange Flower Yarn.
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Can be wrapped 3 times around my neck. Makes it super warm
Yarn(s) and needles:
C1: Misti Alpaca in 0790 – 360 meters (395 yards), 45 grams
C2: Malabrigo Lace in Charrua 259 – 348 meters (380 yards), 40 grams
Either 3.5 mm or 4 mm circular (can’t remember which) – magic loop
Dates: Jan 27th – Mar 7th 2015
Size: 15 cm/6 inches wide by 160 cm/63 inches long.
Can also be used as a headband/cowl combo
Notes & mods:
Changed DK-weight to laceweight.
Cast on 88 sts as per pattern, to make a narrower cowl.
Made entirely from stash yarn (go me!).
Thanks to the alpaca, this is a really warm cowl.
Since you saw the progress on the Birch stole yesterday, it’s omitted here.
The sleeves of the Honeybee cardigan are coming along nicely:
Sleeve 1 done and sleeve 2 underway
And I’m about to have a second attempt at turning the heel on the second Jules socks:
1st sock done and 2nd sock done up to the heel.
Well, now I have the lace pattern memorised (the side triangles trip me up sometimes) I’m fair motoring along.
At the start of this UFO week the Birch entrelac stole looked like this:
Seven days ago …
And it now looks like this:
Progress as of Monday night.
I’m going to keep going on this for another week, see if I can make it to the half way point (finishing the first ball of yarn).
Swartbos/Rooibos is finally finished!
Pattern: Rooibos by Amy M. Swenson
Wendy Mood Chunky. 50/50 pure merino wool/acrylic. 140 m per 100g ball, 5 balls used
7 mm and 6 mm circular needles
Love the ribbing on the back to draw in the waist.
Size: L (finished chest measurement 44″ – see notes)
Dates: 12th May 2011 – 11th Feb 2015
My camera did not like photographing black on a slightly dull day.
Hood retained from a project (
Weekend Sweater) that I wisely abandoned and frogged before I finished it. Added buttons and buttonholes.
From the photos on knitty this is intended to be an open-fronted waistcoat but I tend not to use/wear things I can’t fasten (the exception being my
Vitamin C cardigan). As an open-front it probably would fit a 44″ bust. I (
heavens) crocheted three loops to the waistcoat so I can button the hood on. The buttons on the hood match those on the waistcoat.
Crocheted loop for attaching the hood.
The Duotone Cowl is doneski, so look out for that on an FO Friday soon.
My two main WIPs are the Jules socks for my dad
First sock done and second one started
and the Honeybee Cardigan for my mum
1st sleeve in progress – I’ve modified it to be from the wrist, not the elbow as in the pattern.
No progress on the Birch entrelac stole, so no photo needed!