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Tuesday, February 01, 2011

February Knit Something of the Month Club

Since it's February 1st, I can introduce my next Knit Something of the Month Club project. January and February are the only two months for the year that do shawlettes one after the other. Starting in March I'll alternate with socks. The yarn I'm using is the Dream In Color Smooshy with Cashmere in the Joy in the Morning colorway. This was the anniversary yarn from The Loopy Ewe this past year. The pattern I'm using is Pettine from the Sideways Shawlettes eBook. (First link is to a regular website, second is Pettine's Ravelry page which has links to buy just Pettine as well as the eBook.)

As the title of the eBook implies, Pettine is knitted sideways. If I weigh my skein before I start and weigh it periodically while I knit, when I hit the halfway point, I should stop increasing and start decreasing. This should give me a shawlette that uses all of my yarn. I would think that while the patterns in this little collection (there are 8 of them) are written for fingering weight, if you wanted to change yarn weight, you should be able to do that - just change needle size accordingly. I mention this because one of these shawlettes could make for a good little stash eating project and/or potential gift.

Also, It is snowing here today. Last night we got freezing rain and at some point it changed to snow. The wind chill is -1F. I'm not amused. Logan thinks the world turned into Disneyland while he slept. There's going to be a lot of hot tea around here today!



Blogger Michelle said...

I have two skeins of that yarn to make into knee high socks. Luckily Nimitz went out this morning and didn't seem too amused by the falling snow. Unfortunately the neighbors dog doesn't seem too amused either since they leave it out in the yard alone all day. Poor thing.

11:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought of you when I heard on the news that Dallas-Ft. Worth Airport had been closed due to ice storms. Stay warm.

12:38 PM  
Blogger Jan said...

Snow in Texas? How wonderful, but I can understand your feelings, especially if cold weather has been hanging on too long. You inspired me to join In Dreams Mystery KAL, but I still have to purchase yarn. My lace-weight stash is nearly depleated. I adore the color of your Smooshy. Can't wait to see the results.

1:52 PM  
Anonymous Amy said...

How ambitious! Your Something-of-the-Month club (a shawlette, no less!) *and* the KAL for another shawl!

Stay warm!

2:09 PM  
Anonymous Theresa P. said...

Thanks so much for bringing the Sideways Shawlettes ebook to my attention. I fell hard for Bakersfield and will cast on very soon. It will be perfect for a spring wedding I'll be attending.

With the weather in Dallas, you probably could use a Gap-tastic Cowl way more than Pettine right now, but isn't it lovely to knit with spring in mind.

8:49 AM  
Blogger Delusional Knitter said...

I'm glad you posted this. I had a few of the patterns in my queue, I don't think I realized they all came in a book ... might have before I purchased any ... might no, LOL! Can't wait to see your shawl, that was one in my queue.

8:31 AM  

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