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« on: March 07, 2013 09:13:54 PM »

MissingWillow and I had a great time swapping in the most recent round of IYP! She has a special ewe named Beatrice and had some of her wool spun into yarn. Since she doesn't do any yarn crafts, she sent me the skeins to create some surprise knits for her and this is what I stitched up!

Firstly, a cowl! The pattern is called Greenwillow and is available on Ravelry. The lattice look is done by twisted stitch cabling. It was a new technique but I got the hang of it (after frogging twice Smiley).



This requires a provisional cast-on so you can pick up the stitches later and do the i-cord bind-off on both edges. There is also a sideways braid on the interior border - it felt like it took 100 years to get through that round!



I also made a pair of socks using the same kind of twisted cabling technique. The pattern is called Diagonal Rib and you can download it for free on Knitting Daily, here.





While both of these projects challenged me, I had so much knitting them. It was really special to know the sheep that the yarn came from!
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« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2013 09:32:45 PM »

These are really, really beautiful. How special for Missingwillow to have some gorgeous knits from her own sheep friend.
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« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2013 03:35:21 AM »

I can't tell you how special it is to own something from my special girl's wool, especially something I can wear!  The socks are beautiful and super warm, the cowl is just toasty perfection.  So expertly made!  You're a talented knitter LimeRiot and I'm a lucky gal! 

Here's a shot of Beatrice.  She's a texel in case anyone's curious.
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« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2013 04:25:29 AM »

They're both stunning! I love the natural look to them combined with such complex patterns. Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2013 04:51:40 AM »

The cowl is amazing!  And the socks too!  
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« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2013 05:26:48 AM »

Beatrice is lovely!! No wonder she makes such pretty wool!
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« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2013 06:04:23 AM »

Oh lime, both are stunning! What an amazingly special gift for MissingWillow! You are amazing!
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« Reply #7 on: March 08, 2013 06:11:18 AM »

This is so nice! I really like the cowl and will probably try my hand at that pattern some time :-)

Also really cool that your friend will now have some really nice accessories handknit by her friend from wool from her sheep. Does it get any better? I don't think so...
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« Reply #8 on: March 08, 2013 06:52:53 AM »

Wow! The cowl and socks are gorgeous. Like Phizzy said, I love the natural look with so much great texture. You worked your butt off and it shows. This, of course, rocks. I have been craving a table runner pattern that I love, and this would be perfect.

Beatrice is beautiful! I love her curious face.
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« Reply #9 on: March 08, 2013 07:53:29 AM »

Thank you for all the kind words!

Beatrice really is a beautiful gal. It's no surprise that she'd make such beautiful yarn.

I have been craving a table runner pattern that I love, and this would be perfect.

It would make a lovely runner! The pattern is written in the round but I'm sure you could figure out how out how to adjust it to a flat knit.
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