Finishing Frenzy

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If I were a contestant in Amazing Lace I'd be in excellent shape! Oh yes, my first shawl is done! *Cue the music!*

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Here's the shawl blocking. It is a gift for someone else so this is a sneak preview until the recipient models it for me. For those who are curious about the pattern, it is Interweave Knits - Little Arrowhead Shawl by Pam Allen [free pdf] and knit from Louisa Harding Kashmir DK (machine washable, yay!).

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Here's a closeup of the arrowhead lace pattern on the outer edge.

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Louisa Harding Kashmir DK yarn chained construction close-up. I hope this will deter it from pilling, since the yarn is 55% merino, 35% microfiber (probably what makes it machine washable), and 10% cashmere. (I have learned my wrath and a pink razor does not intimidate my pilled knits. The knits enjoy flouting me by leaving bits of fuzz all over my bathroom (because you shave in the bathroom, of course) ) I enjoyed working with this yarn and bought it from Imagiknit during their last big sale.

Details details:
> Needles - Addi Turbo US #7 in 16", 24"
> Yarn Quantity - Two balls and two rows+bindoff of the third ball.
> Size - Pretty much to size and meant as a small shawl to keep air conditioning off your shoulders.
" Finished Size - About 40" wide across top edge and 19" long from the center of the top edge to bottom point, after blocking. "

Saturday, I joined the fantastic Team Knit A Round at Relay for Life

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And I just finished up my chemo cap contribution. Since the caps are donated to others, I've modeled it for you. Isn't it terribly cute? Pattern in the extended entry.

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Picot Chemo Cap Pattern

Finished size: Fits Medium-Large Women's head
Yarn: 1 Skein Jewels DK Yarn (154 yards/ 50g)
Needles: Circular Needle US #7 16", Double Points US #7
{ Optional: Another #7 circular needed for Turkish Cast on }
Gauge: 22sts across for 4" in the round

Brim:
Cast on 98 ( go down 1 needle size for a smaller hat) in your favorite provisional cast-on. { I suggest Turkish Cast-On and only knitting the "top row" for now. } If you prefer, you can do a normal long tail/knit-on cast-on and tack down the hem later. [The sample utilizes this regular cast-on and tack down method]
Join.
Knit two rows in the round.
*yo, k2tog* to create eyelet row.
Knit two rows in the round.
{ Turkish Cast-on: Fold wrong sides together so picot edge appears. Hold both needles together and *Knit 1 stitch from front needle with 1 stitch from back needle*, repeat * for 1 round. }

Hat Body:
Knit in round for approx 6 inches.

Hat Crown:
1: *k13, k2tog*
2: knit
3: *k12, k2tog*
4: knit
repeat rows 3 and 4 with k11, k2tog; k10,k2tog and so forth until k8, k2tog & knit.
14: *k7, k2tog*
15: *k6, k2tog*
16: *k5, k2tog*
... decreasing every row until *k1, k2tog*
20: *k2tog*, break yarn and pull through live loops.
Weave in ends. Block if desired.

1 Comments

The shawl is gorgeous! Great work!

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