Saturday, February 21, 2015

Good Pattern/Bad Pattern

 I found just the right pattern for the remake of the shawl for Marsel.   It is engaging and interesting and it works even with a major change to the yarn weight from lace of the pattern to bulky that I am using!  A good pattern works like that.  This pattern is free.  (The hem has a large rolled cable which doesn't show too much in the pic but shows a lot in person-also, an openwork design begins in the body of the tip to tip shawl!)
Unlike this kit that I purchased with high hopes for having a pocket to add my rice-filled hand warmers!  The pattern is so lame-make the mitts flat and then make a pocket and sew it to the back of the hand.  Oh, come on.  I am making a pair of standard mitts.  I am so disappointed in the pattern.  The yarn is delicious anyway!   (a merino superwash)


  1. Rice filled hand warmers you say? Hmmmm.......

  2. I hate it when that happens...a bad pattern; but the yarn is very pretty. As is the shawl yarn. Can't wait to see it completed.

  3. I'm glad my yarn/pattern stayed out of the naughty bucket this time!!! :)

  4. Well you win on now and you got taken on the other

    Great patterns are rare I find

  5. Sorry to hear the pattern turned out to be a bit of a dud. I've never heard of rice filled hand warmers though. That's interesting! Happy knitting!


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