Pattern is finished!

March 25, 2009

After finally finishing the knitting of the cowl I’ve also managed to finish writing the pattern and posting it on Ravelry!

It’s nice to finish stuff because now I can start something new! (As well having a sense of accomplishment.)


Embossed Leaf Cowl

March 24, 2009

Embossed leaf Cowl

Finally finished! I like the way this one came out. Now to finish writing the pattern!

South End Tag 3

March 24, 2009

South End Tag 3, originally uploaded by mcelwainamy.

Some flowers, getting ready for our next yarn bombing!

Do and Nicky

March 19, 2009

Do and Nicky, originally uploaded by mcelwainamy.

Cowl update.

March 17, 2009

Not really much of an update, I was hoping to have it finished by now and the pattern written and available but I have been easily distracted.
And I started a new sweater. It’s all CassieR’s fault.
Here’s a picture of both the cowl and the cast on sleeve of the new project, notice the unfinished sock beneath both of those projects as well. I must go finish something now or this will drive me crazy!

cowl and sleeve

cowl and sleeve

What I’m knitting now

March 8, 2009

I’m not much of a writer but maybe writing for the general public will help a little.
I’ll start with writing about my knitting, it seems the safest way to go.
After finishing the Embossed Leaf Beret,

Embossed Leaf Beret

Embossed Leaf Beret

I decided to make a matching cowl. I knit the prototype in a DK weight yarn and as the beret is knit in worsted weight and since it is supposed to match I needed to buy some yarn. So I did. Some beautiful grass green Cascade Venezia . I can’t wait to knit with it. I’ll post some pictures of the yarn soon. But for now I’ll post a picture of the finished cowl.


So new to this!

March 4, 2009

Hi every one, please bear with me as I get my bearings! In the meantime, here are 2 free patterns to download.

Published January 2009

This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

Errata on the download:Gauge should read;20 sts and 30 rows = 4” (10 cm) over St st using smaller needles. About 6 sts and 30 rows = 1” in 2X2 rib unstretched. One 12 st cable repeat (using larger needles = 1 7/8” wide.
Sizes: Small; baby to small child, Medium; large child to small adult, Large; large adult

Yarn I used: Berroco Ultra Alpaca Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi) Yardage: 215 yards (197 meters), Unit weight; 100 grams (3.53 ounces) 50% Super Fine Alpaca 50% Peruvian Highland Wool. For the 2 smaller sizes 1 hank is more than enough. For the smallest size about 150 yards, for the medium size you’ll need about 175 yards, for the larger size you’ll need about 250 yards of any worsted weight yarn.
Needle size: US 7 and 8 or (4.5 – 5mm), 16”circulars, and US 7 (4.5mm) set of double points.
Notions: St markers, cable needle, yarn needle.

This hat is knit inside out.
Thanks to Chris Kramek (FlourKnitter) for being such a gracious model and all the rest of the South End Knitter’s for being so supportive!

Toddlers Hooded Cape

Toddler's Hooded Cape


Yarns I used: Teddy (Marks & Kattens), Weight: Bulky / 12 ply (7 wpi) , Yardage: 82 yards (75 meters),Unit weight: 50 grams (1.76 ounces) , Fiber Content: Acrylic, Wool, Polyester, 4 balls.
220 Superwash (Cascade),Weight: Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi), Yardage: 220 yards (201 meters),Unit weight: 100 grams (3.53 ounces),Fibers: Wool, 2 balls
One strand of each held together throughout

Needle size: US 10/6mm and US 11/8mm, 16” circular and 24” circular.

Notions: St. markers, St. holders, yarn needle, 4 1” buttons

Gauge: 12 sts and 16 rows = 4” (10 cm) over St. st. using larger needles.