Friday, September 18

A Slice of Heaven to knit

A Slice of Heaven is an asymmetrical triangle shawl that is knit in two colors. Sections of garter stitch alternate with a sampler of 16 stitch patterns that are knit in a contrasting color.

Sorry about the photos. My shawl is so big that I couldn’t get a full photo of it that would do justice to the detail.

You’ll need two skeins of sock yarn in a main color and a contrast color (at least 400 yards of MC and 200 yards of CC). I discovered that I had used a nonstandard size 6 knitting needle (4.25 mm) after I was done knitting. You can use a size 6 needle for a slightly smaller shawl or use a size 7 needle for a similar size shawl though you may need a little more yarn.

The unused color is carried along the neckline in a new technique that also increases the stitch count. So there are only 4 ends to weave in when you are done with the shawl.

The pictured shawl measured 64” neckline x 15” deep. After blocking it grew to 75” neckline x 18” deep.

The 7 page pattern has written instructions only and a close up photo of each stitch pattern used in the shawl.

I’m in love with my shawl! I hope you decide to knit your own slice of heaven. :-)

For more information, visit my Ravelry pattern store to see all my available designs, current pricing information, and purchase pattern downloads.

Granny Mile-a-Minute Scarf to crochet

Granny Mile-a-Minute Scarf is a scarf version of an afghan pattern I’ve been working on. (Coming soon)

Someone found a picture online of a unique MAM afghan that had 2 rows of dc down the center instead of the usual shell stitches. They were searching for a pattern for it. After an extensive search online and through my afghan library, I wasn’t able to find any trace of this design.

To keep the pattern from being lost, I have recreated it as best I could. Since I can’t claim this as my original design, I’m offering it as a freebie.

You can make this 5 round scarf in an evening or less. I used a sport weight yarn with a size H (5 mm) crochet hook. About 224 yards of Noro Silk Garden Sock yarn.

Choose two colors of yarn or a yarn with a long color run like I used. You can make it with any weight of yarn you like and a crochet hook to suit the yarn weight. It’s easy to make longer or shorter too.

Hope you like this one.

This free pattern is available for download from my Ravelry pattern storm.