Twofer Tuesday

First off, the newest project:

Extra

It’s a big squishy garter-stitch triangle, that’s super simple. You start with 3 stitches, then at the beginning of every other row, you increase with a yarnover. This makes an asymmetrical triangle with eyelets running along the long edge. When you’re done, you just slap some buttons on it, and the yarnovers serve as the buttonholes. Easy-peasy!

Extra Scarf

This was the yarn I bought on my trip through Wyoming from Cowgirl Yarns. It’s listed as worsted-weight, but it’s definitely on the heavy side. I’d consider it aran-weight. It’s fairly soft – the company website describes it as “Mountain Merino (TM)”. I don’t know exactly what that means. Is it merino? A merino blend? Something merino-like? I don’t know. It’s just listed as 100% wool in the Ravelry database. It’s pretty soft, though.

I even had buttons in my stash that were perfect for it:

Extra

The pattern calls for bulky-weight yarn, but I think it worked out really well with the Laramie. It would probably be a good choice for stripey yarns, too. I will definitely make this pattern again.

Pattern: Extra by Janka Colombo
Yarn: Mountain Meadow Wool Laramie
Project details here.

And the two-fer special? Some modeled shots of the PI shawl. I’ll most likely wear it folded in half and worn like this:

Big Heart shawl

But here’s a shot to let give you a good idea of the size and color:

Big Heart shawl

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10 Responses to Twofer Tuesday

  1. susan says:

    That shawl is so beautiful. Great collaboration.

  2. claudia says:

    You look great in both of those shawl/scarves! I’ve actually never worn my Pi shawl and use it like a blanket.

  3. Bonny says:

    Extra looks like the perfect pattern for some lovely alpaca I got in MT! It’s been sitting in my stash for two years because I don’t know what to do with it.Thanks! Your pi shawl is even more lovely when worn.

  4. zeneedle says:

    Your pi shawl is a huge accomplishment. It’s so beautiful and a perfect pattern for the yarn. Love the squishy triangle and they both look marvelous on you!

  5. Kym says:

    Lovely! (That garter triangle is very trendy and looks fun to wear. But that pi shawl is the clear winner in my book!)

  6. Marilyn says:

    The cowl is super and I love the buttons!
    The shawl is so pretty. It’ll keep you toasty warm. 🙂

  7. Stacey says:

    I love the buttons! I’ve had the pattern window open since you favorited it. 😀 I may have to rip the cowl I’ve started and do this instead. Wearing the circle like that looks extra warm and yummy. I can knit a circle!

  8. redsilvia says:

    Wow! You are certainly the winner of best knitter! The pi and scarf are both lovely. The pi is super in that yarn you chose. It must have been a bear to knit at the end with all those stitches. Great work.

  9. Chris says:

    The Pi Shawl is amazing! And I love the squooshy looking triangle. Not that you can really wear it with your heat wave, I suppose.

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