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friday favorites (one of those weeks edition)

any week that includes downed trees in your yard needs to end right away. so I’m just looking forward to staying in and knitting. maybe with an adult beverage or two. I have one more sleeve to knit on my put the kettle on cardigan and I have two different socks on the needles, so let’s see what else I can get into trouble with.

I thought this week’s theme was going to be simple and relaxing, but it jumped into cable world pretty quickly. I think that’s still relaxing though.

© Monie Ebner

© Monie Ebner

the ischl shawl fits in the simple and relaxing theme. it’s not fiddly with the bigger needles and d.k. yarn, but still looks like it would be interesting to knit with that bit of cabling mixed in with the garter stitch.

© Plucky Knitter

© Plucky Knitter

the plucky knitter’s silver spoons is another heavier weight shawl.  I’m so in love with that texture and how it flows from the top of the shawl to the ribbing.

© Bristol Ivy/Thea Colman

© Bristol Ivy/Thea Colman

bristol ivy just released a four sweater collection today called hearth and millstone.  it was hard to pick just one from it, since I love all the little texture plays I keep finding in each pattern every time I go back to look. for some reason bannock is the one pulling me in right now. probably because of its simplicity combined with some unexpected details. fougasse, with its back detail, and anadama, with its interesting lines, are tied for second.

© Sarah Kraly

© Sarah Kraly

veering into the not so easy is diVerge. even though there are so many cables on this one, the lines running through it and that deep v-neck make it look like it will still be very flattering. I wonder what it would look like as a cardigan. isn’t that center section screaming to be opened up?

© Juju Vail

© Juju Vail

and what’s up with that swatch up there? just a little peace fleece worsted action going on for a brynja. I just checked and I queued up this pattern in october…..2014! I ordered the yarn last september, so I guess it’s about time to cast on (unless I want to wait until fall to keep the yearly streak going). I noticed that peace fleece had some special oversized skeins on sale, and since the distant maple colorway was one I wanted to try anyway, I went for it. I haven’t gotten gauge, which is not a surprise, but I like the fabric I have so I guess I’ll be doing some math this weekend. I’ll start with the sleeves just to make sure it fits before starting on all those little cables. I just remembered I’m still knitting on a sleeve for my put the kettle on, so I guess sleeve island will be my residence for a while.

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