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Saturday, August 20, 2016

Rowan Magazine #60

Lynn finished her Olympic knitting. And she blocked. And she sewed in the ends. She gets a gold.
Pattern: Ishbel (purchased on Ravelry)
Yarn: one skein of tosh sock
Ishbel is a simple shawl pattern that can be worked in two sizes and two different yarn weights. The smaller, fingering weight version makes a cosy but pretty scarf while the larger, lace weight version can be worn as a scarf or draped elegantly around the shoulders. The solid stockinette centre lends simplicity to the design and adds extra warmth when knitted in thicker yarn. Ishbel is edged with a beautiful vine pattern and finished with elegant scalloped points.
There is a new sweater in the store too.
Pattern: Zenith (purchased on Ravelry)
Yarn: Blue Sky Fibers Woolstok
This easy and distinctive pullover will become a weekend favorite. Tiered geometric forms course around the shoulders, balancing the loose shape of the lower body and sleeves, and a mock turtleneck adds pleasing proportion above the motif as well as protection from the autumn chill. Our model is wearing Zenith with an oversized fit (with just over ten inches of ease), but you might opt for a standard fit with four or five inches of ease if you prefer.

Knit seamlessly upward from a tubular hem and cuffs, this pullover is plain sailing up to the circular yoke. Purl stitches and cables combine to form a gracefully graduated honeycomb about the shoulders, with yoke decreases integrated into the charted motif. The neck is shaped with short rows for a comfortable fit.
The pattern calls for a tubular cast on and cast off but don't let this hold you back. You can do a regular cast on and cast off.

Rowan Magazine #60 is in the store. 
The patterns are awesome.
Rowans 60th Magazine features Rowan's most exceptional yarns and designers including Lisa Richardson, Martin Storey and Kaffe Fassett. Tempest Collection includes 26 exquisite designs for men and women, taking inspiration from rugged seascapes and embracing cosy, wearable pieces we long for during the winter months. Lisa Richardson has designed the second story; Felted Tweed. Using the eye-catching colour palette of Felted Tweed and Felted Tweed Aran this collection features beautiful colour-work and unique shaping for the 17 designs.

The front stairs are almost finished. What a difference. The facing on the steps and the edging of the driveway are a teal colour. When everything is finished we will need to paint our front door to match.

The driveway should be poured on Wednesday.
Now it's back to my Olympic knitting. I don't think my shawl will be finished but I'm going to try my best.

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