Saturday, November 16, 2019

Mix Tape

Mix Tape is live! Inspired by the fun, geometric patterns found in colorful rolls of washi tape, this cowl is ideal for featuring your favorite mini skeins, like these vibrant beauties from Moon Tower Dye Works.

The pattern has been written with beginner mosaic knitters in mind. You can choose any size from snug neck warmer to double-wrap-able loop and make your cowl as short or tall as you like! Mix and match different washi stripe designs from the 19 options provided.

Choose any combination of height and circumference!
Height: 7.5 (9, 10.5, 12, 13.5, 15, 16.5, 18, 19.5, 21) inches
Circumference: 24 (28, 31, 35, 38, 42, 45, 49, 52, 55, 59) inches

GAUGE (after blocking)
28 sts/32 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch in the round

Moon Tower Dye Works Triton Sock (75% merino, 25% nylon; 460yds/420m per 100g skein)
See photos for yardage requirements
Sample shown measures 28-inch in circumference and 16.5-inch in height (9 stripes) using 1 100g skein in Hush (MC) and 1 20g mini skein each in Painter’s Tape Blue (CC1), It’s Hot (CC2), & Green Eyed Monster (CC3)
US #2.5/3mm circular needle, 16 to 48 inches long (a little shorter than your desired circumference)
Tapestry needle
Stitch marker

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Saturday, November 09, 2019


I'm so pleased to finally be able to share my newest pattern with you! Meet Centrifugal!

This shawl is constructed in 6 nearly identical modular sections, forming an octagonal crescent. There are 5 sizes from shoulder warmer to generous wrap, each available in either a 3-color or 5-color version! Garter stitch paired with simple increases and decreases keeps it relaxing. A slip-stitch selvage edge makes picking up stitches easy, while an i-cord cast on, edgings, and bind offs smooth out the transitions between sections.

XS (S, M, L, XL)

Measurements are approximate due to bias nature of this fabric.
Height at center: 12 (16, 20, 24, 28) inches
Neck edge: 30 (40, 50, 60, 70) inches
Outer edge: 60 (80, 100, 120, 140) inches

GAUGE (after blocking)
20 sts/40 rows = 4 inches in garter stitch on smaller needles

US #4/3.5mm circular needle, 16 inches or longer
US #5/3.75m circular needle, 16 inches or longer
Tapestry needle
2 stitch markers
1 safety pin stitch marker

Fingering weight (yardage estimates do not include tassels, pom-poms, fringe, or other embellishments)
3-color version
A: 140 (240, 320, 470, 600) yds
B: 180 (320, 440, 630, 800) yds
C: 140 (240, 320, 470, 600) yds
5-color version
A, B, C, D, & E: 90 (160, 220, 320, 400) yds each

Shown in –
XS 5-color version: Long Dog Yarn Bounce Sock (75% merino, 25% nylon; 92yds/84m per 20g mini skein); Highlighter (A), Granny Smith (B), Evergreen (C), Something Borrowed (D), Twilight (E)
M 3-color version: Less Traveled Yarn 757 Sock (75% merino, 25% nylon; 463yds/423m per 100g skein); Vice (A), Electric Grape (B), Spellbound (C)
XL 5-color version: YOTH Little Brother (80% merino, 10% cashmere, 10% nylon; 435yds/398m per 100g skein); Spring Water (A), Blue Raspberry (B), Blueberry (C), Concord Grape (D), Cracked Pepper (E)

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