Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Shasta

Here it is! I'm adding it as a pattern to Ravelry. I love it! Not completely finished yet, but will be tonight. Have a few more rows until it's as long as I want and need to weave in the loose ends. I'm calling it Shasta.Modeled by the lovely Harriet the hippo.

Close-up of the pattern (daisy stitch).

Here's the recipe:

Yarn - Patons Rumor, Duberry Heather colorway (lot 155999), 4 skeins (I used 3.5, but that's also with fringe. 3 should be enough if without fringe)

Needles - US 10

Gauge - 15 stitches, 18 rows in pattern = 4 inches

Daisy Stitch - Purl 3 together, but don't drop stitches from the left needle. Wrap yarn around right needle and purl those three stitches together again. Drop from left stitch.

Cast on 25 stitches (the pattern is multiple of 4, plus 1).
Row 1: knit across
Row 2: k1, *daisy stitch, k1* to end
Row 3: knit across
Row 4: k1, p1, k1, *daisy stitch, k1* to last 2 stitches, p1, k1

Repeat to desired length and add fringe if you want.

Enjoy!

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