Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Modified Kitt Shrug

Once again, I have a few projects on the go.  In the meantime, here's a shrug I finished not too long ago.  It's from Mission Falls book East Meets West.  I didn't use the yarn recommended; I substituted with what I had in my stash, Berroco Peruvia Quick.  I also added an extra cable on each side of the back where it meets the arm to suit my girth.  I'm very happy with the results.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Greek Key Placemats on Ravelry

I've just uploaded the placemat pattern to Ravelry.  It's free!  All you have to do is press this button  to get it.  Enjoy!

Monday, April 7, 2014

Greek Key Placemats Woven

At least one finally is so I can take a picture of it and post.  I'm still working on the written pattern part to post on Ravelry.  I'm getting there.  Even though I tried to weave loosely, I still feel the work pulled in a bit.  The tension in weaving is definitely different from the tension in knitting.  I used one long strand back and forth and wove the ends in at the back of the mat.  An alternative would be to use individual strands for each "woven row" and leave the ends longer then tie them to each other to create a fringe.  My family voted on no fringe, so here it is...
close up.