Silt & Stone

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Mar 042013
 
Silt & Stone

      The world is made of silt and stone, the granular material or solid minerals suspended in water or settled on the earth. As sediment forms a shape, so do the Silt & Stone Hat and the Silt & Stone Mittens grow from a mixture of stitches that settle together. Cables, garter and stockinette add textural interest and warmth to this accessory set. Yarn: Knit Picks Biggo (50% superwash merino wool, 50% nylon; 110 yards). Gauge: 12 st and 18 rows/4” in stockinette stitch; 12 st cable is 3” wide, after blocking.   The wide garter and cable brim of the hat is knit sideways and grafted, then stitches are picked up for the crown and worked in the round with decreases to the top. The result is a chunky hat with a little slouch, both warm and textural from its mixture of elements. Techniques & Skills Used: provisional CO, knit/purl, decreasing, picking up stitches, cables, grafting. Size: XS (S, M, L); 15.25 (17.5, 19.75, 22)” brim circumference, unstretched. 1 (1, 2, 2) skeins, . . .

Sep 262011
 
Sailing To Byzantium

Sailing To Byzantium is a collection of designs inspired by the art and architecture of ancient Constantinople, designed for the Malabrigo Freelance Pattern Project 2011. Consisting of two shawls, mosaic colorwork socks, and three slipstitch colorwork accessories, the patterns may be purchased either separately or together in one e-book. See it on Ravelry, to read more and purchase the patterns.     

Lattice Mittens

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Sep 262011
 
Lattice Mittens

Slipstitch colorwork mittens, reminiscent of Turkish lattice. Part of the Sailing To Byzantium Collection. Techniques Used: Cable cast on, corrugated ribbing, slipstitch colorwork in three patterns, knit/purl, increasing/decreasing, grafting. Experience Level: Intermediate. This pattern contains full written instructions, as well as charts for the slipstitch colorwork. Size: S (M, L):  6 (7, 8)” palm circumference, 8.5 (9.5, 10.5)” length, to fit  6.5 (7.5, 8.5)” hand circumference. Yarn: Malabrigo Merino Worsted. Gauge: 28 st x 26 rows/4” in Twisted Stripe stitch pattern, after blocking. See it on Ravelry, to read more and purchase the pattern.