In September I introduced you to Charlotte–my version of the Carl and Carla baby blanket. I was playing with color and thinking of making it into a shawl. As the knitting progressed it became clear that the fabric was not drapey enough for a good shawl. At least to my mind. But I have kept knitting it, because I love it.
See, almost done! And my fox pillow likes the colors!
Even though I had rejected the idea of a Charlotte shawl I still wanted to design something with miters. I love knitting them and wanted to make an intro pattern for people who find the idea intimidating. So, cowl fanatic that I am, I cooked up a plan for a mitered squares cowl to make to wear at Rhinebeck. I picked out yarn from Dalis Davidson’s Dancing Leaf Farm-a lovely wool and silk blend called Hustle. Here is a peek from Rhinebeck–
You didn’t think I would actually finish it in time to wear it, did you? It took at little more finagling than I had anticipated but it is finished now. Paint Box (for that is it’s name) has had its photo shoot and I need to send it to the talented Katherine to tech edit. I’ll let you know when it is up. If you are in the area, I’ll be teaching a class using Paint Box to teach mitered squares and three-needle bind off at The Yarn Spot in December. Deets to follow.