Embrace Me Mitts

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Dec 302015
 

Embrace Me Mitts | The Knitting Vortex

Embrace Me Mitts are the second pattern in the Winter 2015-2016 Shalimar Yarns Indulge Me! Club, and feature an exclusive, embraceable color of Breathless Cush yarn. For more information about Kristi’s lovely bases and colorways, check out Shalimar Yarns.

Luxurious bulky yarn and a subtle Crossover Twist stitch pattern make these fingerless mitts special. Written in two sizes, they feature an atypical thumb gusset which creates a natural fit that is both comfortable and elegant.

Techniques & Skills Used: cable CO, knit/purl, increasing/decreasing, working in the round.
Size: S/M (M/L); 6.5 (7.5)” length and 7 (8)” palm circumference, measured flat and unstretched.
Yarn: Shalimar Yarns Breathless Cush (75% superwash merino wool, 15% cashmere, 10% silk; 145 yards/132m/114g); size M/L shown in Indulge Me! Yarn Club 2015 exclusive color Embrace Me; 1 skein. The sample used about 100 yards of chunky weight yarn.
Other Materials: US 9 (5.5mm) dpns or 32” circular needle if using Magic Loop, or size to match gauge; Stitch markers (2); Stitch holder; Yarn needle.
Gauge: 16 st and 22 rows/4” in Crossover Twist stitch pattern and in stockinette stitch, after blocking.

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Evenlight

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Dec 152015
 

Evenlight cover | The Knitting Vortex

Evenlight combines a textural check stitch on the body with repeating purl stripes on the sleeves. A wide raglan line and wider purl stripe spacing below the shoulders adds even more visual interest. The seamless raglan construction, casual fit and simple stitches make this a pullover with just enough interest both to knit and to wear.

Techniques & Skills Used: raglan construction, knit/purl, increasing/decreasing, cable CO, purlwise cable CO, backwards loop CO, working in the round; stitch pattern is both written and charted and includes instructions for increasing in pattern.
Size: 32 (33.75, 35.5, 37.25, 39.25, 40.75, 42.75, 44.5, 46.25, 48)” bust; shown in fifth size with 4” ease.
Yarn: Malabrigo Yarn Rios (100% superwash merino wool; 210 yards/ 192m/100g), shown in Sand Bank; 4 (5, 5, 5, 5, 6, 6, 6, 7, 7) skeins, or approximately 825 (875, 950, 1000, 1050, 1100, 1150, 1200, 1275, 1325) yards of worsted weight wool yarn.
Other Materials: US 8 (5mm) 32″ circular needle or size to match gauge; US 8 (5mm) 24″ circular needle for neckline; Stitch markers (8); Stitch holders (2); Yarn needle.
Gauge: 18 st and 24 rows/4″ in Check pattern, after blocking.

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Snowsweep

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Dec 012015
 

Snowsweep | The Knitting Vortex

Sweeping rows of eyelets, placed gradually further apart, curve along this reversible shawl. Worked from a few stitches at one tip, the garter stitch grows asymmetrically with picots at one edge, to a matching picot finish. A simple knit with dramatic results, Snowsweep may be customized to use any amount of yardage, and to adjust the frequency of eyelet accent rows.

Techniques & Skills Used: cable CO, knit, increasing/decreasing, picots.
Size: 74” length and 24” depth, customizable.
Yarn: Woolfolk Sno (100% Ovis 21 ultimate merino wool; 223 yards/204m/50g), shown in Color No. 1+2 (pale grey and off white); 4 skeins. The sample as written used approximately 780 yards, but any amount of fingering weight yarn may be used; see Designer’s Notes.
Other Materials: US 6 (4mm) 32” circular needle, or size to match gauge; Yarn needle.
Gauge: 18 st and 36 rows/4” in garter stitch, after blocking. Gauge is not critical for this project, however a different gauge may result in a smaller or larger finished shawl, and different yardage requirements.

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