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Surely, You’re Mistaken*

I’ve published another pattern on Ravelry!
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It’s my “Mistaken Shawl” (Rav link), available for free – download now !

My grandmother is one of several women** in my family who taught me to knit. When I was visiting her years ago, she showed me something in what she called a “mistake rib”. I’ve never found it in a stitch dictionary, but it’s a real pleasure to work.
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This shawl is based on the mistake rib and is essentially reversible, with the satisfaction of three knits for every purl in the body.
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It’s worked from the center neck outwards, with increases at the beginning and end of every row & increases at the center on wrong side rows. The left & the right are mirrors of each other, with a narrow ‘spine’ at the center. Because of the nature of the increases, it gives a longer swooping shape, and can be worn wrapped around your shoulders or wrapped around your waist.
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The big lofty yarn and softer gauge make this shawl a quick, satisfying, and snuggly knit. Here in Alberta, it’s just what we need to get us through “spring”. (I think we’d all settle for May showers… it’s the May snowstorms that are tiring!)
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Again, it’s my “Mistaken Shawl” (Rav link), available for free – download now !.
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*It’s the Mistaken Shawl, all right, and don’t call me Shirley. (Extra points if you recognize the movie reference.)
**Along with the women who taught me to knit – Mom, Gramma, Aunt Helen – I’d also like to send thanks & love to my “test knitter” A____, and my two gracious models M_____ & E_____.

One Comment

  1. 麗泰秋卿 says:

    你的部落格感覺很棒,nice job!........................................