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Twice as Nice!

June 18, 2015
Twice as Nice

Twice as Nice

Twice as Nice

Twice As Nice

Twice as Nice is an asymmetric shawl design ideal for using two skeins of fingering weight yarn. Knit on the bias, this design features eight stripes, deep notches, a bit of eyelet and lots of garter stitch. Choose one multi and one solid color or two solid colors for your project. Sample shawl shown on US size 12 dress form. Blocking required. Enjoy!

Materials needed:
400 yards / 365 meters Miss Babs Yummy 2-Ply in Fiddlehead
400 yards / 365 meters Miss Babs Yummy 2-Ply in Celebration
3.00mm (US2.5 / UK11) knitting needles
1 Stitch marker

Stitches used:
garter stitch
slip one stitch
knit two stitches together
knit into front and back
yarn over needle

Size (approximate, after blocking):
72 inches across top edge
21 inches deep

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Babycakes

June 5, 2015
Babycakes

Babycakes

Babycakes

Babycakes

Babycakes

Babycakes

Babycakes

Babycakes

Babycakes is designed for using your baby cakes of gradient yarn! This asymmetric scarf is knit on the bias and features five color sections using lots of garter stitch. Sample scarf is knit with Miss Babs Gradient set in Pegasus. The five colors are worked from lightest to darkest. Sample scarf shown on US size 12 dress form. Enjoy!

Materials needed:
1 Miss Babs Gradient Yarn Set in “Pegasus” (5 x 133 yards) OR
5 Miss Babs Yummy 2-Ply Toes = 665 yards OR
5 Miss Babs Cosmic Toes = 665 yards OR
5 x 135 yards fingering weight yarn in different shades
3.00mm (US2.5 / UK11) knitting needles

Stitches used:
garter stitch
slip one stitch
knit two stitches together
knit into front and back

Size (approximate, after blocking):
77 inches across top edge
15 inches deep

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Merdian

June 4, 2015
Meridian

Meridian

Merdian

Merdian

Meridian is an asymmetric scarf design ideal for using solid and multicolored fingering weight yarns together in one project. Knit on the bias, this pattern features eyelets and lots of garter stitch. Size is adjustable, just use more yarn for a larger scarf! Sample scarf shown on US size 12 dress form. Enjoy!

Materials needed: (minimum amounts)
400 yards Miss Babs Hot Shot fingering weight Solid Colorway “Lurch”
200 yards Miss Babs Hot Shot fingering weight Multi Colorway “Whimsical”
3.25mm (US3 / UK10) needles

Stitches used:
garter stitch
slip one stitch
knit into front and back
yarn over needle

Size (after blocking):
58 inches across top edge
15 inches deep

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Union Square

May 13, 2015

Union Square Cowl is ideal for using solid and multicolored fingering weight yarn together. Knit in the round and using stranded color work, this cowl features stockinette stitch background, textured squares and ribbed borders. Instructions are given for two sizes. Sample cowls knit with Sweet Georgia Tough Love Sock yarn. Colors used:  Woodland and Tapestry / Bison and Tapestry.  Enjoy!

Union Square

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Stitches Used
Knit
Purl
Stranded Colorwork

Materials
Size A: 360 meters / 390 yards solid color fingering weight yarn
Size A: 140 meters / 155 yards multicolor fingering weight yarn
Size B: 388 meters / 420 yards solid color fingering weight yarn
Size B: 150 meters / 165 yards multicolor fingering weight yarn
3.00mm (US2.5) circular knitting needles 60cm / 24”
3.50mm (US4) circular knitting needles 60cm / 24”
1 Stitch marker

Gauge
28 stitches in stockinette stitch = 4 inches

Measurements
Size A: 23.50 inch circumference and 15.00 inch height, after blocking
Size B: 26.50 inch circumference and 15.00 inch height, after blocking

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Lemongrass

April 12, 2015

Lemongrass is a deep crescent shaped scarf / small shawl featuring garter stitch edging and staggered eyelets. This design is knit top-down and easily made larger by adding more pattern repeats. Blocked measurements are 65 inches across top edge and 19 inches deep. Sample shawl knit with 750 meters Schachenmayr Merino Extra Fine, shade 74, and shown on US size 12 dress form. Blocking is required and instructions are included. For best results, use fingering weight yarns with 3.50mm (US4) needles. Enjoy!

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Materials needed:
750 meters fingering weight yarn
3.50mm (US4) needles
3.00mm needles
stitch markers

Stitches used:
Knit
Purl
Yarn over
Knit into front and back
Slip one stitch

Measurements after blocking:
65 inches across neck edge
19 inches deep

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Broadband

April 4, 2015

Broadband is an airy, top-down scarf / small shawl featuring large bands of stockinette and reverse stockinette stitches. The finished shape is an asymmetric triangle with two bottom points (please see diagram). Sample scarf knit in Rico Design Essentials Cotton DK yarn, shade 81 Olive Grey. For best results use DK weight yarns with 4.50mm (US7/UK7) needles, or needles to obtain gauge of 20 stockinette stitches to 4 inches. Blocked measurements are 68 inches across and 21 inches deep. Materials required: 650 meters DK weight yarn, 4.50mm needles, stitch markers. Enjoy!

Broadband

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Meringue

December 20, 2014
Meringue Deep Cowl / Small Shoulder Warmer

Meringue Deep Cowl / Small Shoulder Warmer

Meringue Deep Cowl / Small Shoulder Warmer

Meringue Deep Cowl / Small Shoulder Warmer

Meringue Cowl

Meringue Cowl

This reversible cowl is light as meringue! Knit top-down with fingering weight yarn in simple stockinette and reverse stockinette stitches and little eyelets. You need 3.50mm / US 4 needles and a minimum of 420 yards of yarn for a cowl or a minimum of 840 yards of yarn for a deep cowl / small shoulder warmer. Instructions are included for two neck sizes. You can keep knitting for a larger shoulder warmer! My Meringue is knit with Indulgent Fingering weight yarn in Fog.

Cowl: (after blocking)
20 / 22.50 inches neck circumference
33 / 35.50 inches bottom circumference
15 inches height

Deep Cowl / Shoulder Warmer: (after blocking)
20 / 22.50 inches neck circumference
44 / 46.50 inches bottom circumference
24 inches height

Enjoy!

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