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February 25, 2013

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FO: Ishbel #3

This is the third Ishbel I’ve knitted, and my favorite of the three. In a complete change of my usual habit, I didn’t knit this on 3.5mm needles (possibly because I had something else on both my straights and DPNs). But since I was working with smaller needles, and because I wanted to use up more than a skein of this yarn, I decided to go with the large stockinette part and then repeat charts A and B a few more times than the pattern called for, and ended up with ABABABABABACDE  ...

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FO: Swampwater Shawl

I love this pattern. It has everything: a garter stitch center you can turn your brain off during, knitting in the round with an interesting pattern that keeps your attention, and a knitted on edging that can drive you mad with the fiddliness of 8 stitch rows and having to flip the entire thing over back and forth and back and forth… And the finished product looks absolutely gorgeous. Even the color, which I absolutely hated after receiving it, and which led to me starting four or  ...

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