FO Friday: Wild Mare

Project: Wild Mare

Pattern: Wild Iris

Designer: Sivia Harding

Available: $6 as a single pattern, or $26 for the 7-pattern ebook

Yarn: Mad Tosh Light  in “Mare”

This is my third cowl from Sivia’s series — I’m definitely enjoying them.  This is a mobius, with a sweet little lace bind-off and perfectly placed button.  I love it.

FO Friday: Foxglove Cloche

Sometimes a knitter needs an instant-gratification kind of project …

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Project: Foxglove Cloche

Pattern: Lea Cloche

Designer: Cecily Glowik MacDonald

Available: in Weekend Hats

Yarn: Madelinetosh Tosh DK in Foxglove

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The hat begins from a circular cast-on at the crown. Increases go along the four purl “seams.” I ended up adding one additional round of increases, because my head is big and my gauge was a tiny bit tight. Other than that, I knit as written! I tried to add some length to the brim, but it curled terribly.  I had to rip out my modified brim and go back to the as-written one — which, you can see, worked perfectly.

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I’m very pleased with my ribbon and button! Both found at Jo-Anns.

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