Friday, February 26, 2016

On (and off) my needles Feb. 26, 2016

Well, I finally managed to finish my Gather cowl for the Tin Can Knits "New Tricks KAL" on Ravelry.  I tried it on, and discovered that it's not as large as I thought it might be - and that's when I discovered that it's a VERY good idea to read all the pattern details - I knit the child's size...  Now, the point of the KAL is to learn a new skill, and I had fun deciphering the details of smocking, so I met the goal, but I now have a child's size cowl and no one to gift it to!  I love it though!
So, one knitting project done - that means that I can start another one, right?  I'll still work on the 6 or 8 other knitting projects that I have on needles somewhere around the house... most days...  That new project has come about via a couple in our church.  They recently received a prayer shawl when one of them had cancer surgery.  I head up the craft group at our church, and we've now been approached to consider making prayer shawls for member of our congregation going through difficult times.  I've made a few prayer shawls (this one for my friend Ila), and they're designed to be fairly quick and easy.  I decided to make an example to show the ladies at our next meeting - and I found a very simple pattern.  Cast on 57 sts. knit 3, *p3, k3, repeat from * to end.  Repeat for every row until project is approx. 54" long - can it get any easier than that?  There are lots of other interesting (and free) patterns available on the 'net.
I'm using 8mm needles and the first ball of yarn I came across in my stash - Mosaic from Bernat.  I love the way the stripes are working up!  Here it is so far:
The pattern would be appropriate for either a male or female, and the colours will be too (now all I need is to find another ball or two of this colourway...).
I'm going to link up with Judy's On The Needles post, and the Tin Can Knits "New Tricks KAL"  finishing post...

1 comment:

  1. What a great idea. That pattern is even simple enough for me! Like the colors too.