Sometimes you do need grandchildren to clear your mind. My grandson, aged 12, told me I was daft as I called my large black poncho with stripes – “Rainbow Stripes”. You are daft he said – they are fluro stripes.
And silly me, I had even called it “poncho in black, blues, and pinks”.
Such clarity in such a boy.
And Claire love this poncho.
So will this Ocean Waves shawlette.
Garter stitch and feather and fan created with Regia Lace yarn from Germany.
Sand Dunes Connie Cowl
Stoney Rivers scarf / cowl / hood
and my Forest scarf/shawlette
Yarn is Anny Blatt Fine kid made in France, the colour is Foret – which means forest in French, but you knew that already I am sure.
I will be there – will you?
I will be there with many warming knits – shawls, cowls, hats, berets, scarves, capelets – each one unique and never to be repeated.
Come and support local artists and craftspeople – please
I simply cannot get Estonian Slanted rib out of my head.
I have now created a couple of hats, a Moebius cowl, several capelet/cowl pieces, a cowl that could be a skirt, a scarf and am trying to work out how to create a garment with this jolly stitch as a great part of it, knitted in the round of course.
I guess I could use it like a chevron design – that might work.
Any ideas please.
I cannot call this stitch false entrelac when I knit with mohair as the definition which suggests entrelac isn’t quite there. I have been knitting lots on the very wet days we have been having and have created a delicious mohair moebius cowl.
I have the Cat Bordhi book “A Treasury of Magical Knitting” and used the MCO (The Moebius Cast On). Armed with a very long 7mm circular needle and a pile of mohair yarns in colours from grey to blue to purple to red I began knitting. The first row was a knit row and then I proceeded to knit the one row Estonian slanted rib pattern which is k2, YO, k2, K2tog. The only requirement was having sufficient stitches divisable by 6. I am not entirely sure how many stitches I did cast on but by the time I was around my first row of the pattern I had a magic number divisable by 6.
As you can see the cowl shows both the entrelac side and the so called wrong side of Estonian slanted rib. The cast on section of the cowl is the mid rib of the cowl (the red, blue and black section) and the knitting slants away almost like an arrowhead – albeit a soft colourful mohair arrowhead.
When worn the cowl will show the right and so called wrong side at the same time and I hope it will look great.
Photos of it on a model will follow when I can.
I will count the ridges and so deliver the stitch count for anyone planning on using this idea for a Moebius Cowl.
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