I finished (another) Endgame! This one is a shop sample for the Hub Mills Store
Project: Purple Endgame
Designer: Rachel Henry
Available: in booklet #9207 (“Checkmate”) (single-pattern download may be available in the future)
Yarn: Wool Bam Boo
Closeup of the faux-woven (and fully reversible!) pattern:
Please ignore the author’s wrinkled and inappropriately-bright-red shirt:
Introducing my latest pattern: Endgame!
Designer: Rachel Henry (that’s me!)
Available: Booklet #9207 from Classic Elite
Yarn: Classic Elite Yarns Wool Bam Boo in Garnet (4 balls)
This is my first pattern published in the CEY booklets — I’m so pleased to be included! Check out the drape of this stole in the modeled photo:
Design/Skills Needed: This fully-reversible stole is worked flat. The woven pattern is achieved with increases/decreases and dropped stitches. I added a lacy edge with a full column of dropped stitches. Twisted stitches on either side of each dropped-stitch panel keeps the look sharp and the dropped-stitches open. The overall effect is stunning, and the Wool Bam Boo is silky-soft to touch. I love, love, love this yarn.
I used my “interchangeable cable ” trick to block this stole. Before washing, I threaded a long cable through each loop on both edges. I screwed on the end caps to make sure the cables didn’t fall out, and put the stole in for a good long soak. After squeezing out the water, I stretched out the stole on my blocking board (aka, old alphabet letter foam squares). I put pins in every two inches or so, pulling against the cable — not the individual stitches. Using the cables meant a lot fewer pins to get the “fully stretched” effect, and also gave a more even blocking overall.