Yet another FO

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I'm giving you one link and one attachment this time.

This is a shawl I test knit for someone - and is NOT blocked - merely washed and laid out to dry. Even so it opened up a lot. Here is is, modeled by our resident bear, Blackie.

and the attached photo is laid on the couch.

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I'm currently working on the

I'm currently working on the "progressive baby blanket" - working this pattern "in the square" - took me 2 days to do the garter center - and 8 to do the wide 2nd section. (okay - I'm 1 row shy of being done the second section). Haven't decided which edge I'm going to use. I suspect the narrow one used across the top of the shawl.

I'm using Red Heart 'Soft Baby' in a pale yellow;

MMario - I don't live in the 21st Century - but I sometimes play a character who does.

addendum 1/12/07

less then 18 rows to go!!!! with luck will be done this by next friday.

1/17/07: down to nine rows left plus the edge. I'd like to get this finished because I have another variation I'd like to try.

1/19.07 - I'm on the last pattern row! three "plain" rows and the edge to do - I hope to have it finished this weekend tomorrow. If I do it will be a total of 16 knitting days to complete; practically a record!

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Cynthia at BaxterKnits tells

Cynthia at BaxterKnits tells me her pattern is now up for sale.

MMario - I don't live in the 21st Century - but I sometimes play a character who does.

MMario's picture

Not that I've almost

Not that I've almost recovered from the weekend...

This was a fun knit - three major sections and then two types of edge. The designer is calling it the 'Progressive' shawl (At least that's been the preliminary name" and it does "progress" - from the garter stitch traingle that starts it, through an inner border of every-other-row lace; then the outer border with lace patterning in EVERY row - then the perpindicular edge in garter stitch with patterning every row, eased around the point; and finishing off with a narrow edge that lends some subtle shaping.

I found things changed enough to keep my interest - but each section allowed me to reach a "comfort zone" that made the knitting comfortable rather then frustrating.

*AND* I have permission to adapt the pattern to a square baby blanket - which I am starting today.

I regret that it demanded to be given to a co-worker on Christmas Eve (She wore it all day!!!!) so I have no further pictures of it.

MMario - I don't live in the 21st Century - but I sometimes play a character who does.

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well - I did it on coffee

well - I did it on coffee breaks and lunch hours over about 5 weeks, with a few sessions after work...; As soon as the designer posts the availability of the pattern I'll let people know.

I used a US 8 needle with a light fingering weight yarn.

MMario - I don't live in the 21st Century - but I sometimes play a character who does.

That is just

That is just un-friggin'-believable! What a piece of work. I, too, would like to see the recipe. Can you post it somewhere or give the info on how to acquire it?

Like I need another pattern lying around . . .

~Mike in Tampa

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TomH's picture

Beautiful. Where did you get

Beautiful. Where did you get the pattern? What needle size and yarn did you use?

Kerry's picture

Looks really great MM. You

Looks really great MM. You will blog a picture when it is blocked?

kiwiknitter's picture

That is absolutely stunning!

That is absolutely stunning! I'd love to see a photo of it with a white backing to better show the design. How long does it take to knit something this intricate?

My knitting is totally tubular!