My Tri-light kerchief offers a splash of color to any outfit. Knit from the center out, two triangles become one, larger version. This shawl technique is a favorite of mine because it miraculously takes shape before your eyes as you knit. It seems complicated until you try it — then, a few rows in it’ll make sense. I talk more about this method here.
Often though, it’s not a new-to-you technique that makes for a more dynamic project — the ol’ standbys that can pack a lot of visual punch! Take for example: stripes.
Above is Tri-light made following the instructions on the label of Cotton-ish. It’s simple in a solid, but still interesting because of the juxtaposition of a bulkier texture (made with garter stitch) against a loftier, lace edging. Add a contrasting color (a dark one if you’re going for funky) and stripe the lace — while also extending the lace for several repeats — and you get a surprisingly different look!
Make this project, then make it your own. Get the pattern here and the yarn at select Jo-ann Stores and on Bernat.com.
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⏰ Where are all of my last-minute gift-makers at? Oh, hi, the Vickie Howell x @madelinetosh ASAP Gift Collection is for you!
If you’re like me, you have the best of intentions to make all-of-the-things for all of the people. There are only so many hours in the day though, so making each minute matter is key. The ASAP Gift Collection includes quick gift projects, each made with only 1 hank of Madeline Tosh ASAP. I’ve designed them all in my favorite slipped stitch rib, so that you can make one item on its own, or mix-and-match sets as you please.
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Hey there! Looking for gift ideas for your fellow knitters and crocheters? Or to send to a loved one as a hint for yourself? In this video I share a bunch of my favorite things. Get any/all of them in the YarnYAY! Shop (YAY-vorite Things link in @vickiehowell bio)