CO Monday: design projects aplenty, plus some cabled mitts

A couple weeks ago, Classic Elite’s Web-letter featured the Fresco Garter Cabled Wristlets. Check out the awesome sample mitts:

I bought some Fresco in Plum (5332) — lovely warm purple — and cast on:

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Yes, those are Signature needles. I have a #3 set and a #8 set — both 32″.

I’ve also planned the shawls for my next collection. Like Lovelorn, each of the shawls in Airs Above the Ground will use a single skein (or equivalent) of fingering-weight yarn.  I’ve cast on for the first pattern, which uses Footlights, which is a bit unusual.  Rather than a single 100-gram skein, it is sold in bundles of four 25-gram skeins in coordinating colors, along with a special striped-sock pattern. Of course, I’m not making socks with mine … but I am taking advantage of this special put-up in the first shawl.

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As if this weren’t already enough, I’ve also cast on for a very special design project — for an upcoming “What Would Madame DeFarge Knit?” book. I’m so excited to be part of this awesome series.  I have some great yarn in a fabulous color, and it’s knitting up (dare I say) perfectly … I couldn’t be happier.  I’m not sure how much I’m allowed to share, or when, so for now I’m staying mum.

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