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Eco Duo Cowl - Designed by Jilldeal (Free Pattern)

So, yesterday that Cascade Sheep made it over to Milford, PA and found a yarn shop - Jilldeal, Inc and a lovely cowl.  The cowl was designed by Jilldeal to match the  Eco Duo Slouch Hat  designed by Betty Balcomb.  The cowl only requires 1-2 skeins (depending on the length) of Eco Duo (70% undyed Baby Alpaca/30% undyed Merino Wool - 197 yds/100 g) Of course, the Cascade Sheep thinks it needs to have this cowl made..... Per Jilldeal, "This Cowl can be made in 2 lengths.... the original 33" finished....but can be made smaller is desirous of being closer to the neck with little drape.  So smaller or large, you decide....." Abbreviations: YO - Yarn Over K2Tog - Knit 2 Together SSK - Slip, Slip, Knit Cast on 100 (130) stitches on a US 10 - 16" circular needle. Rows 1 - 3:  Purl Rows 4-10:  Knit Row 11:  Purl Row 12:  Knit Row 13: [YO, K2Tog] - repeat to end of row Row 14:  Knit Row Purl Work Rows 1 - 5 Work Rows 4 - 15 Work Rows 4 - 10 Work Row

On the Needles - Pacific Chunky Multi

Quick Lacy Slouch I've become a very big fan of fun projects that I can do and be able to pick it up and put it down (and not loose my place and have rip a good part of it out).  We got in a new yarn - Pacific Chunky - it is super soft, has lots of color choices (34 solids and 8 multis), and knits up quickly.  I picked this color because it was the one multi that was self indulgence when I put it together. So here is the pattern: Quick Lacy Slouch Designed by Shannon Dunbabin   A simple lace pattern works up quickly into a fun, soft hat. Materials -          1 skein Pacific Chunky Multi (60% Acrylic/40% Superwash Merino Wool – 120 yds/100 g) – shown in 609 -         Size US 10 (6.0 mm) 16” circular needle -         Size US 10 (6.0 mm) double point needles Abbreviations -         K – Knit -         K2Tog – Knit 2 Together -         YO – Yarn Over -         K2P2 – Knit 2, Purl 2 Cast on 72 stitches with the 16” circular needle.   Join

Office Knit-Along Progress

 Betsy is ready to add her thumb! Bonnie has made great progress after having to rip everything out.  We helped her get started on her thumb earlier this week.    I actually got some knitting in last weekend!  I am doing a slip stitch everytime I change colors and left the thumb open at the end.   Stacy had to rip hers out and start again - I look forward to seeing her progress next week! Ann has been working on some projects for the office and has not gotten much knitting in.... hopefully soon!