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Finished Project!


Pattern: Pretty Thing, by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee
Started: March 13, 2013
Finished: November 14, 2013
Yarn: Great Yarns! Pure Elegance. The color is burgundy marl. This was a total impulse purchase at Madrona last February. I was shopping with Sally from Knit Companion and Dorothy from Missouri Star. We saw this gorgeous mink yarn and each grabbed a skein. We decided on the spot to knit Pretty Things with it. Sally also cobbled together a pattern for fingerless mitts, and I should have enough yarn left to do a pair.
Needles: Um, I apparently didn’t write it down, and I can’t find the needles right now.
For: Me!
Modifications: None
What I Learned: I don’t like knitting with a short 16 inch circular. This yarn has absolutely no memory, so I was a bit skeptical about using double points with it. I tried using two circulars, and ended up going back to the one needle.
I love the pattern, it is very well written. I wouldn’t use this yarn for anything that gets much wear and tear. It’s softer than soft, very drapey, no “boing”, and pulls apart if you tug at it. It’s gorgeous around your neck as a little bit of luxury though.

I promised that I would pull something out of Box #1 to start once I finished this. Stay tuned!


Just Do It — 6 Comments

  1. Yay! That’s great. Rebecca made that pattern for one of the ancient aunties, and I was thinking that she should have made me one as well. I’m glad you reminded me of it. It seems like a great potential Christmas present project.

  2. Mink yarn…so amazingly soft! The cowl is just beautiful – it’s on my list for a time when the rush is over!! Enjoy!

  3. I have some mink laceweight. An infinity scarf! For me! Thanks for the idea! (I appear to have used up my allotment of exclamation points for the remainder of 2013.)

  4. Pretty and luxurious. I’ve made a couple and thought the pattern was inconsistent with a regular cast on and and a sewn bind off, so modified both. Guess it might depend on the yarn. Mine was quite lace weight and definitely needed more structure.