Wednesday, February 05, 2014

More of the Same

Remember the shot of the deer from a couple weeks ago?

They're gone.

And in their place, we have. . .


And more of it!

This is the view from our front porch.

I wish I could say that it is melting, but no. Instead, there's a prediction of up to 1/2" of

To top it off. 

Something warm and cozy is in order.

A new scrapghan to use up the odd bits of animal fiber yarn is currently On The Needles.

It's a wide swath of wool, llama, alpaca, angora, you know the drill. If it was previously on an animal's back (or front) it's fair game.

The Finished Object will be a hexagon as big as the needle (60" circular) allows.
Here it is spread out.

Recipe is simple:

Using similar weight yarn and appropriate needles, CO 6 stitches and divide over 3 DPNs.

R2: increase in each stitch.

Knit 2 rounds, placing a marker between the 2nd and 3rd stitch on each needle on one of the rounds.

Next round, and every third round going on, increase at the beginning of each needle, before and after each marker, and at the end of each needle.

When there are too many stitches for the dpns, switch to a circular (probably a 24-29" to start, then later to a 60"), placing a marker between the stitches for each DPN. (6 markers)

Continue knitting, increasing before and after each marker every 3rd round until you run out of yarn, or space on the needle. Change stitches as desired. I threw in a purl round fairly often to make a thicker fabric and to help it lie flat. Finish with a deep garter stitch (k 1 round, p 1 round) border. Bind off loosely.

Mine is currently about 40" across (from point to point) and I am fast running out of room on the needle.

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