Tuesday, November 20, 2012

the Openwork Capelet

This capelet is an easy modification to the Openwork Bolero and has been added to the bolero pattern.

A quick and easy pattern for at least an intermediate knitter this capelet uses 1 skein of Cascade's Magnum, #19 needles for the openwork portion and #17 for the garter stitch neckline.

A great gift to make for the Holidays... speaking of which, Happy Thanksgiving! Hope you all enjoy!

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Saturday, November 10, 2012

an easy modification

I'm currently making a lot of small quick projects like this capelet (an easy modification of my Openwork Bolero pattern) for an upcoming Holiday sale. I really like the way this turned out so I think I'll add the modification to the pattern.

Not quite sure the date for the sale yet, but I'll keep you posted!

Saturday, November 03, 2012

the crocheted Canadian

I'm currently working on a crocheted version of the Misti Brioche Honeycomb Sweater and as I was making swatches of different crocheted stitches, namely the Back Loop Single Crochet I thought this would make a nice cowl.

I was going to make a short cowl not another infinity scarf but when I started playing around with the stitch pattern directionally, déjà vu! This looked too familiar and as that rarely seems to happen between knitting & crochet I couldn't resist.
So... the crocheted Canadian:

1 skein of Magnum by Cascade (@112.5m/123yds)
25mm or U hook
Gauge: 1sc & 1row = 2.5cm (1")

This can be worked over any number of stitches.

Chain 62 on the tight side. This will pull the scarf in and make it lay nicely when finished.
Row 1: 1 SC in 2nd ch from hook, 1 SC in each ch to end, turn.
Row 2: 1 CH, skip first sc, 1 SC in back loop of each sc, ending 1 SC in 1 ch, turn.
Repeat Row 2 (7 times) or until piece measures 14cm/5.5".
Sew ends together. 

Weave in ends, wear & enjoy!

Finished measurements measured flat: @14cm X 61-137cm or 5.5" x 24-60" 
Cowl pictured was @152cm/60".
Work pattern for at least 61cm(24") for a shorter cowl.
If making a shorter cowl you can get 2 cowls out of 1 skein of Magnum.

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