Friday, August 24, 2018

Eye Candy: Thank You Ravelry!

If you are a Ravelry user (who isn't???)...and you've been on in the past two weeks, you may have seen a gorgeous knitting pattern on a gorgeous girl surrounded by gorgeous alpacas. Yup! That's right!!! My sister, Andee's photo of her knitting pattern, More Pi Poncho was featured as the Eye Candy for High Yardage projects. The alpacas are Arrow Acres cuties!

Andee took this photo. The beautiful model is our friend, Ryan. How pretty is she??!! And she's normally BEHIND the camera as a photographer. So it's nice to see her in photos not just the taker of the photos! 

Andee modified her More Pi to make it a ponch. I grabbed this info off of Andee's  blanket pattern page. Or you can see all of her notes by clicking here.

“More Pi” is a Pi Shawl Blanket. It is made out of DK weight yarn. It is intended to be used as a lap blanket or worn around your shoulders to keep you warm and cozy while sitting in your favorite chair. The entire blanket is worked in the round except for the knitted on edging. It starts on DPNs and then is worked on circular needles. The outer edging is worked as a knitted on edge. The pattern is worked mostly by charts, but there are a few written sections.
Amano Yarns Puna 100% baby alpaca DK (1 skein = 250 M/273 yards)
3- skeins Color “A” sample shown in color #4000 (maras white)
3- skeins Color “B” sample shown in color #4010 (inca ruins)
3- skeins Color “C” sample shown in color #4005 (alpamayo)
US 5 / 3.75 mm DPNs (for cast on and knitted on edging)
US 7 / 4.5 mm 16” circular (for color work sections)
US 7 / 4.5 mm 24” circular (for color work sections)
US 7 / 4.5 mm 32” circular (for color work sections)
I have listed three needle sizes for the circular options. You can knit the main portion of this with a 24” circular, but you may find it more comfortable to use a 32” circular. Please feel free to use whatever size circular needles work best for you.
55” diameter
5 stitches = 1” in stockinette after blocking
7 rows = 1”
Crochet Hook (for cast on)
Tapestry needle
BOR- beginning of round marker
SM- stitch markers 24 (one unique color to indicate beginning of round)
T-pins & blocking wires for blocking (not necessary but recommended)
You must be able to read a chart, knit in a round and do color work. The cast on method is “Emily Ocker’s Circular Beginning”. If you are not familiar with this cast on method there are many great tutorials already published on YouTube. The edging is a knitted on edge, which is worked in garter stitch.

It's so cool to see her work on Ravelry front and center. She's in what's hot right now too. Thank you Ravelry for supporting and providing so many creative people a place to share their talents and earn income doing what they love. I'm so happy I learned to knit during the time of Ravelry. 

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