Finished Object – X Marks the Spot and Going on a Treasure Hunt

Recently I was able to make a sample of the X Marks the Spot Shawl for The Altered Stitch for the LA Yarn Crawl. I used Tosh Merino Light by Madeline Tosh, starting with Jade and Candlewickheld together as colors A and B.

Velma’s Sweater was color C, and it started giving me awesome 70s vibes. Probably appropriate given the name of the color.

Around this point is where I was able to somewhat memorize the lace portion of the pattern so I was able to work on it while helping with homework.

It also got too long for the section of the table I started on when I added in a pink-toned one of a kind color as color D.

With a red-toned OOAK as color E, the nearly finished shawl was almost as long as the table.

I finished the full shawl in 9 days, and then made a 60% width sample of the short version of the Going on a Treasure Hunt crocheted shawl, moving the colors around a bit to accommodate what I had left of each color. For reference, the colors are OOAK Pink as color A, OOAK Red as color B, Velma’s Sweater as color C (with a small bit of OOAK Pink at the very end of the third section), Jade as color D, and Candlewick as color E.

Final weights:

X Marks the Spot – (On US 10.5 knitting needles)

Jade – 34 grams

Candlewick – 69 grams

Velma’s Sweater – 61 grams

OOAK Pink – 62 grams

OOAK Red – 31 grams

Going on a Treasure Hunt – (On size I crochet hook)

OOAK Red – 44 grams

OOAK Pink – 22 grams

Velma’s Sweater – 39 grams

Candlewick – 23 grams

Jade – 43 grams

I really enjoyed working with this yarn, so much so that I’ve already bought a couple more skeins to work a new shawl pattern I’m developing.


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Pattern Release – Walk in the Park Mitts

Back in January, I started creating a pattern while out on a walk, and joked that I would have to name it something with walk in the title. The result is the Walk in the Park Mitts, and the pattern is finally finished! This pattern is available on my Ko-fi Shop, Ribblr, and LoveCrafts.

It features crossed slip stitches that create the feeling of walking through grass or a drifting park path. The pattern is sized for sizes X-Small (6 inches around, 6 inches tall, modeled below by a 9 year old) through X-Large (8 inches around, 8 inches long), making it great for anyone 8 years old and up.

Because of the crossed stitches, I have labeled this pattern as intermediate, but could be good for an adventurous beginner ready to dip their toes into cable knitting without requiring a cable needle.

Materials specifics: 

Yarn – 1 ball of Premier Yarns Anti-Pilling Everyday DK (approximate yardage for each size: 100(125,150,175,200) yards)

Size 6 circular or double point needles, depending on personal preference

Stitch holder

Stitch markers (optional for marking beginning of round)

Scissors

Yarn Needle


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