Saturday, September 5, 2009


04 Cabled Beret [RA]
Yarn: Malabrigo Worsted
Needles: US6(4mm)/US8(5mm) 16" circ
Notes: I made this pretty much exactly as the pattern stated, but I have a pretty big head so it's more of a toque than a beret. For this one I am debating ripping back and then maybe adding another repeat.. however, it does make a *damn* nice toque...

Malabrigo be so buttery <3

Swallowtail Shawl [RA][Evelyn Clark Designs]
Yarn: Cascade 220
Needles: US7(4.5mm) 32" circ
Notes: I don't know why, but for the nupps I was determined to do p5tog, so since I was using Addi Turbos I figured out that it was infinitely easier to use a crochet hook to do the nupps! I did only 9 repeats of Budding Lace, then on row 3 of Lily of the Valley I did:

k2, yo, k2tog, k5, yo, nupp, yo, k1, sk2p, k5, yo, nupp, yo, k1 to 10 sts before marker, ssk, k6, ssk, yo, k1, yo, k2tog, k6, k2tog, k1, yo, nupp, yo, k5, sk2p, k1, yo, nupp, yo, k5 to last 4 sts, ssk, yo, k2 (I think.. I forgot to write it down actually..)

This did turn out smaller than I anticipated (what with using worsted weight yarn and all) even though it did block out to a pretty decent size. I just prefer neck scarves to wrap all the way around to the front whereas this one I need to tie in the back. I'm still debating ripping back to budding lace and just following the pattern. Hmm...

I think I might just have very tight gauge. I'm wanting to knit a Swallowtail for my mom for Christmas (a laceweight one with beads instead of nupps), but I'm worried it'll be too small! I suppose I can always just throw in a lifeline and block it once I'm done budding lace to make sure the size is alright.

Anywho, hope you enjoyed!

1 comment:

Paige said...

I wish I had a friend like you to knit me beautiful things!

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