Yarn Along 10/9/2013

My Stormy scarf is finished!!  I do like the results. The long exaggerated cables came out awesome 🙂    And my husband loves how soft the baby alpaca is.

I got a new Knitting toy that I love: Block Roll.

I knew I was going to need something like this to make sure I block all the squares for my Yurt Throw to the same size.  It was awesome for blocking this scarf. It still curls a little because the cables go all they way to the edge, but it does curl a lot less now.

I started on a Turquoise Set ( a scarf and hat) for me as well this week.  I had some awesome turquoise baby alpaca in my stash.  I am using the Alokananda Beret pattern, but when I tried the pattern as is, the icord made the first and last stitch very loose and sloppy, so I changed the to have 3 seed stitch for the edge.  Then i found it was badly curling….

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So I frogged and started over, keeping the seed stitch edge, but slipping the fourth and forth to last stitch on the wrong side of the work.  It appears to have fixed the curling, but I won’t know for sure until it is a little longer.

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This week, I am still reading My Sister’s Keeper and I finished 2 more squares for my Yurt Throw.

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This completes all of the Loden squares, here is the overall pattern/progess:

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3 Comments

  1. October 9, 2013 at 9:33 am

    You’ve had some busy needles! Beautiful colors and projects…alpaca is so awesome to work with!

  2. Jen said,

    October 10, 2013 at 8:23 am

    Just look at that lovely manly scarf ! As for the curling edge, I empathize, and one reason I am afraid of edging of all kinds. 🙂 Your island looks so beautiful, by the way !


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