3 st rib in sequence

blue wool knit into sequence ribbed swatch blocked and lay flat on light wooden background.
  • Craft: Knit
  • Yarn/fiber: Lion Brand Local Grown Yarn (100% American Wool), 170 m / 100g; shown in colorway Blue Jeans
  • Tool: 4.5
  • Technique/Stitch: Sequence Knitting
  • Size: 19 sts
  • Preblock gauge: n/a
  • Blocked gauge: n/a
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Notes about the yarn:

This is a good round overall workhorse yarn.

Notes about the swatch:

Once I got going it was a fun pattern to work. It definitely wants to obey it’s ribbed nature. In a solid yarn this has a classic feel.

Squishy Lace

  • Craft: Crochet
  • Yarn/fiber: Anzula Squishy
  • Tool: 3.75mm
  • Technique/Stitch: VLSI by Penny Shima Glanz
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Notes about the yarn:

This fingering weight 3-ply blend of 80% Superwash Merino, 10% Cashmere, 10% Nylon is a crocheters dream. It’s soft, it’s round. The yarn works well for texture, cables, granny squares, and lace. It’s not splitty. It creates delightful fabric. The yarn is available in 100, 25, and 50g skeins. The skeinette 5-packs provide options as do the 8-mini skein chains. Anzula’s delightful tonals sing on this base.

Notes about the swatch:

Worked up as a swatch for my design VLSI, it would be stunning pairing a 100g solid with a skeinette pack. However plaese know I’ve not done the math to see how the repeats would work up for this combination.

stockinette and garter stitch in silk crepe

  • Craft: Knit
  • Yarn/fiber: ColourMart fingering weight crepe style silk bakketta in dark navy
  • Tool: 3.75mm needles
  • Technique/Stitch: Garter stitch for 9 ridges and stockinette
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Notes about the yarn:

It feels crunchy and shiny straight off the cone. Not a good combination. It’s thick and thin with some pigtails (at least on the outside top end of the cone. I don’t really have much of an opinion about the yarn beyond it’s a nice string.

Notes about the swatch:

I was going to knit different swatches so that I could use different needles and compare apples not apples and oranges with a mixed sampler swatch. But I was curious how the knit fabric would feel so I jumped halfway. I thought I knew how I’d knit this up and now that I’m examining this steam blocked swatch I’m very unsure of my direction.

mitred square in zebra stripes

  • Craft: Knit
  • Yarn/fiber: Yarn Over New York Wave Hill in “rehearsal for launch“
  • Tool: 3.25mm
  • Technique/Stitch: Stairmaster Scarf by Jessie Ksanznak
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  • Preblock gauge: 20 spi
  • Blocked gauge: 18 spi
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Notes about the yarn:

I’d been skeptical of this style of yarn. Jessie’s revised pattern nudged me to give it a shot. It’s subtle and fun.

Notes about the swatch:

this is the first square of the design and I decided to knit it and if I got gauge I’d keep going with the scarf. Imagine my surprise that I did on the first try.

Masala Sunburst Hexie

  • Craft: Crochet
  • Yarn/fiber: Knit Picks Palette in 0185- Masala
  • Tool: 3.75mm hook
  • Technique/Stitch: Sunburst Hexie from Hello Hexie! by Sarah Shrimpton
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Notes about the yarn:

It’s a good work horse yarn. I’ve not thought to make a non-superwash blanket before so I’m going to work up a few motifs and gift it to the cat.

Notes about the swatch:

Unblocked! Will update after I block it.

deep orange crochet hexagon with puff and cluster stitches on a white background. It has not been blocked nor any ends woven.