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December 30, 2012

From Susan — Edgy

Filed under: Updates — lv2knit @ 12:37 pm

The holidays are finally wrapping up.  Wow.  What a December it has been!  We held a family gathering at our house last night – the final chapter in this year’s festivities (we aren’t much for New Year’s Eve).  Anyway, the flu depleted our numbers somewhat, but it was really fun.  I have been sick for over two weeks, and the whole city has fallen victim!

I made a mobius for a family friend and gave it to her last evening.  She loved it and it looked great.  I used my usual Easy Missoni Style Long Mobius Cowl pattern, with a little edge to it.  I cast on 100 sts in a baby alpaca/bamboo blend held double with Kidsilk Haze.  I started out on sz 10.5 needles for the main cowl.  When I ran low of baby alpaca/bamboo, I switched needles to a sz 7 and using only the KSH, knit into BOTH loops of yarn to double my stitch count.  I worked a few knit rows and then did a picot bind off.  I pressed the edge and steamed the cowl to open it up a bit.  Voila!

The light edge gave it a delicate look.  Holding the Kidsilk Haze with the other yarn allowed me to knit it on much bigger needles and speed through the project.

I am now going to roll up some yarn and start something new.  I have also made a couple of infinity scarves in BULKY yarn and sparkles for my daughter and me – though I think she has designs on mine!!  Yes, my younger daughter asked me to knit her something…!!

6 Comments »

  1. Just beautiful. I really like the yarns used and the edging. Hope you’re feeling better!

    Comment by annie — December 30, 2012 @ 3:10 pm

  2. It is lovely! I am finally tempted to learn that mobius business.

    Comment by Joanna — December 31, 2012 @ 3:19 pm

  3. That’s lovely. I’m finally adding it to my Ravelry queue. And maybe I’ll get that fancy cast-on sorted out! Cheers, best wishes for the new year.

    Comment by Felicity from Down Under — December 31, 2012 @ 11:45 pm

  4. So pretty! Happy New Year to you and Sally and your families.

    Comment by Barb — January 2, 2013 @ 10:07 am

  5. Wow! This is lovely, and very comfortable-looking. I have this cowl in my “favorites,” but you’ve inspired me to be more creative in my yarn choices.

    Comment by Metaphor Yarns — January 3, 2013 @ 2:46 pm

  6. I made this scarf a couple of weeks ago and I just love it.
    I used a multi-color sock yarn and goes with a lot of different
    outfits. Thanks for the great pattern.

    Comment by Toni Sinclair — January 18, 2013 @ 3:54 am

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