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Wednesday, September 4, 2013

A few free patterns this week

The afternoon Chicks started new projects this week. 
 But first let me show you their finished items. Barbara brought us the matching hat and scarf and pink scarf.
 Kathleen made another cute child's cardigan from her favorite pattern. She used Encore Tweed from Plymouth Yarns.
 Her hat and matching mittens were made using an unknown yarn which was donated to her from our local seniors group.
 Liz picked out two yarns to make a Noro striped scarf but not using Noro yarns. You can use any weight yarn for this free pattern as long as you use the appropriate size needle.
 Kathleen's next project is a Mistake Stitch Scarf. If you use a worsted weight yarn, a good size needle would be a size 8. Cast on a multiple of 4 stitches plus 1 extra, for example:
 Cast on 39 stitches.
K2, p2, repeat to last 3 stitches, k2, p1.
Repeat this row. That's it!
Sew in ends, wash gently by hand, block and let air dry.

 Barbara started another hat.
 The evening group started with Beth showing us the lovely bamboo and cotton scarf/shawlette she made for herself for those cool summer evenings or when she needs a little something in the A/C. The pattern is Pleiades which can be purchased at .
 Carole worked on Stephanie Pearl-McPhee's One Row Scarf, a free pattern for Ravelry members. This will be a good scarf for either a man or woman.
 And Beth started a hat.
 I know this is the cowl that Carole finished...
 but I think I zoned out a second so I'm not sure if she made this cowl too. I think she did.
 Finally, I'm almost finished with a Baby Surprise Jacket. Yes this will be a cardigan. That Elizabeth Zimmermann was a genius! How can this amoeba looking thing become a sweater?
 Clever folding, that how! I have to finish the I-cord edging, sew the shoulder seams, lengthen the sleeves a few rows to add on solid green cuffs, and then add a collar and it will be done. I'm thinking of using a zipper to close this one instead of buttons. It will look more like a little coat.
Well, I have to go knit a few more rows so I can get this sweater finished in time for delivery. Next week we label everything. Have a good week!

1 comment:

AlisonH said...

I love, love, love what you all do.