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Sweet Tea Shawl - Tangier

A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of attending the DFW Fiber Fest at the Irving Convention Center. It was truly a wonderful show with amazing hospitality and a great variety of fiber arts. Going to another part of the country with a different climate provided great inspiration for my knitting. Fortunately I had brought 2 skeins of Tangier with me. The shawl worked up fairly quickly over the weekend.  Tangier is a silk blend with 8 colors per colorway.  It plays well on the needles and blocks out beautifully.  A slightly modified Roman Stripe created a lovely, open pattern. Materials 2 skeins Tangier (Silk - Cotton - Rayon - Acrylic - 220 yds/100 g) - shown in color 6 - Galaxy US 9 (recommend at least 36" long cord) 2 stitch markers Yarn Needle Abbreviations K - Knit YO - Yarn Over K2tog - Knit 2 Together pm - place marker sm - slip marker Cast on 6 1 - K2, YO, K2, YO, K2 2 - K 3 - K1, YO, K2, YO, pm, K2, pm, YO, K2, YO, K1 4 - K Begin

Guest Post - Karen Whooley - Fair Isle Crochet: Demystifying Colorwork

Before I introduce you to my new Craftsy class, I’d like to thank Cascade Yarns for not only allowing me to share with you my class, but for also supporting it by providing me with their wonderful yarns to create two of the 3 projects in this class!  I love Cascade Yarns not only because they are local to me, but also because they are fantastic yarns to design with, and I know that you will love the projects I have for you in this class using Cascade 220 ®  and 2 20 Superwash ®  Sport ! In my new Craftsy class, Fair Isle Crochet:Demystifying Colorwork , you will expertly navigate beautiful colorwork as you crochet classic Fair Isle patterns throughout three captivating projects. Join me, published author and professional designer, Karen Whooley, for my online Craftsy class and discover fun new techniques to crochet complex stranded projects with confidence. In this class you will learn to translate traditional knitted Fair Isle Techniques to crochet in a way that