Monday, January 30, 2017


I learned to knit as a child, over fifty years ago.

My Mother was always making sweaters, sleep booties and hats.
I was taught the garter stitch, making little blocks.

Fast forward many years, I was newly married and started making afghans when I was pregnant
with our first daughter.

I got away from knitting after starting our catering business but, some years later,  went to New Orleans with a friend and stopped into a yarn shop and became hooked all over again.  This was back  when they had come out with all the fancy, funky yarns, bamboo needles - so I made my daughter, Tina, a pretty nifty scarf and then went on to make several for my other daughters and friends.

Whenever one of the friends of our daughters was going to have a baby, I would make a baby

In recent years I have been knitting blankets,  hats and scarves for our small grandchildren.

I recently came upon a yarn and pattern that I thought was lovely and decided to make it for my
dear friend from my childhood (we have been pals since we were eleven and we are now 68!!).
It was going to be a Christmas present, but time stands still for no one!  I wrapped up the unfinished
project and gave it to her, and then immediately took it back!!!!

It is a shawl and the yarn creates the stripes.  I finally finished it this evening.  I do hope she likes

Knit Triangle Shawl Pattern

2 balls Caron Cakes yarn
measures approximately 60" long x 32" wide at deepest point.
Size U.S. 8 (5mm) or size needed to obtain gauge.
Gauge:  18 sts. and 24 rows = 4" in stocking stitch

Cast on 3 sts.
1st row:  (WS). Knit.
2nd row:  K2, yo, K1, 4 sts.
3rd and alt rows: Knit.
4th row: K2, yo, Knit to end of row, 5 sts.
6th row:  K2, yo, Knit to end of row, 6 sts.
7th row: As 3rd row
Rep last 2 rows, inc 1 st every other row until piece measures approx 32" along straight
edge, ending on a 7th row.

Beg dec: 1st row:  ssk, K1, yo, ssk.  Knit to end of row
2nd row: Knit.
Rep last 2 rows, dec 1 st every other row until there are 4 sts.
Next row: K2, ssk, 3 sts.
Next row:  Knit.
Next row: K1, ssk, 2 sts.
Next row: K2tog.  Fasten off

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