Long and fluffy as a cloud. Riverbank shawl is a fun and relaxing knit alternating fingering weight mini skeins and lace weight mohair/silk held double. Most of the scarf is knit in garter stitch stripes with just a few alternate stitches used to create the shaping and a nice slipped stitch edge. Use any combination of five special mini skeins you’ve been saving with two different colors of mohair. Alternating the mohair causes the color changes which appear more complicated than they are. Check out the last photo for the skeins I used for this sample.
I used one of my own hand dyed SWIRL mini sets plus two hand dyed mohair skeins. They are shown in the last pic. For those of you who aren’t familiar with my mini set SWIRLs, they are five carefully dyed and selected mini skeins (87 yards each) that are twisted together so that you are able to see how well the colors play together and can hopefully visualize easier how the resultant project will look. When you undo the SWIRL skein, there are five separate mini skeins. I have plenty of SWIRLs and mohair skeins at my shop in Waxahachie. You can also purchase sets at my two upcoming trunk shows and at ‘Fiber Fun in the Sip’ this coming fall. Check out upcoming events above. I was also thinking of posting a handful of sets for sale on IG later this week. Follow me there to snag one!
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Come join us for the new Beginner2 class!
If you know how to knit and purl but want to learn other skills, sign up for our Beginner2 Series. In this class we will be knitting a simple lace cowl for the main project, but will customize instruction for whatever you want to know…. lace, cables, increasing and decreasing, reading charts…… anything.
Class will be Mondays, May 6, 13, 20, (then we will skip Memorial Day), with last class on June 3rd at 5:30-7:00pm. Location is The Farmhouse, 308 S College Street, Waxahachie. Cost is $20/class, or $75 if you sign up for all four.
If you are new to knitting and want to learn the basics, we have a new Beginner1 Series on the same nights, same cost, and at the same place as above, but the time will be 7:30-9:00pm.
Contact me if interested and I will send more information!!
Three spots left!! Contact me here for more info!!
The Take-Two Skirt, by Ann Budd, is worked in a fingering weight wool yarn. It creates a firm but lightweight fabric. It is designed to have 0-1” negative ease around the waist and hips for a slimming fit. Four darts shape the hip area; then purl stitches are added between “pleats” to provide flare for the lower edge. Slipped stitches make the “pleats” look more elongated. Twisted stitches are worked along each edge of the pleat sections for crisp pleat definition.
Sherry Smith – Sherry has studied with over 150 national teachers such as Janine Bajus, Debbie Bliss, Amy Detjen, Jean Frost, Sarah Hatton, Sasha Kagan, Martin Storey and Steven West. She has traveled abroad with Vogue Knitting and other groups to study with many of these instructors and wishes to share her love of knitting with others.
Dates: March 7, 21, April 4, 18 at The Farmhouse in Waxahachie
$80 – price includes pattern and all four sessions
30 stitches and 44 rounds = 4 inches in St st
1200 – 1600+ yards fingering/sock yarn depending on size
Size 3 – 3.25 mm or size to obtain gauge
Stitch markers, tapestry needle, 1 1/2 – 2 inch elastic to fit around waist plus 1 inch overlap, sharp pointed sewing needle and matching thread
Come by and see our new expanded space inside the Farmhouse!
A relaxing space to browse and find carefully selected yarns and gifts. And also wander around the Farmhouse for home decor and wonderful antiques!
Group knit night is on Thursdays from 5-8:00 pm. Everyone is welcome!!