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.
Sometimes a knitter needs an instant-gratification kind of project …
Project: Foxglove Cloche
Pattern: Lea Cloche
Designer: Cecily Glowik MacDonald
Available: in Weekend Hats
Yarn: Madelinetosh Tosh DK in Foxglove
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.
I’m very pleased with my ribbon and button! Both found at Jo-Anns.