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Two new handspun skeins that I laid out to dry just before new years.

“Ponycorns”

Fiber Used: Bugga!Fiber, 4oz, 70% superwash merino, 20% cashmere, 10% nylon, colorway: ponycorns

Fiber Source: The Sanguine Gryphon

Yardage: 560 yards of a heavy lace weight

Fiber Used: 100% superwash merino, 4oz

Fiber Source: Biltmore Wool Barn

Yardage: 260 yards of a thick and thin mostly fingering weight

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Since my ability to string ideas into anything more than gibberish seems to have disappeared, how about a handful of pictures instead.

3 rows and a bind off to go.

Mittens still missing some fingers and thumbs.

Pretty yarn all in a row. (The Sanguine Gryphon Mithril left to right: Zodiac, Woods and Undergrowth, Citizen Kane, and an Experimental Love Child.)

Something for the wheel. (Sanguine Gryphon bugga! fiber in Ponycorns)

And an Idea brewing.

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Gene Tierney, the Divine is now available for purchase as a download from the Sanguine Gryphon.

“Gene Tierney, the Divine” is part of The Sanguine Gryphon’s Fall 2011 “Film Noir” pattern collection.

Whether in night dress or an evening gown, every woman needs diamonds to distract from her scheming. Well, this shawl has diamonds aplenty. Enough, I would reckon, to conceal the conspiracies of one plot, or maybe twenty. Then perhaps, just perhaps, an X will mark the spot where the murderous heart skips a beat.

Knit in two halves then grafted together in the middle, this shawl easily flows across and off the shoulders. A wide garter stitch border surrounds the stockinette central motifs, providing an elegant and effortless frame for an elegant and effortless piece.

Yarn: The Sanguine Gryphon ‘Mithril’, 4oz/750 yds, 100% merino wool, 2 skeins, shown in Der Blaue Engel (Fall/Winter 2011 colourway)

Needles: US 2/3.00mm circular, or size needed to obtain gauge

Gauge: 28 sts and 38 rows = 4”/10 cm in St st, washed and blocked

Notions: tapestry needle, waste yarn, US 3/3.25 mm or 4/3.5 mm needle for cast on edges (optional)

Finished Measurements: 22” (56 cm) x 78” (198 cm)

Skills Used: cable cast on, knitting and purling, k2tog, k3tog, k3togtbl, sk2p, ssk, yo, kitchener stitch/grafting, weaving in ends, and blocking lace

Both charts and written stitch directions are included.

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Parterre Garden is now available for purchase as a download from the Sanguine Gryphon.

An old English parterre garden painted on string instead of canvas. Its overflowing beds of flowers and its twining, twisted paths depicted with lace and cables, rather than oils or pastels. A knit garden where skinny little cabled paths meander through, between and around beds stuffed full of lacy flowers. While two stick straight carriage lanes split one garden into three.

This shawl is worked in one piece, beginning at the back of the neck and worked down to the hem. The paired increases are used to create three quarters of a square, allowing the shawl to sit neatly upon your shoulders. Just before the bind-off, an eyelet row is worked, to ensure that a thorough blocking is possible.

The pattern calls for two m1 stitches in a row. To accomplish this, lift the bar between the stitches and knit. Repeat. It works best if both m1 stitches are worked in the same manner and careful attention is payed to maintaining an even tension.

 

Yarn: The Sanguine Gryphon ‘Mithril’, 4 oz/750 yds, 100% merino wool, 2 skeins, shown in Madonna of the Lilies (Spring/Summer 2011 colourway)

Note: The sample shown was knit alternating skeins every other row.

Needles: US 3/3.25mm 40”/101 cm circular, or size needed to obtain gauge

Gauge: 24 sts and 36 rows = 4”/10 cm in St st, washed and blocked

Notions: Stitch Markers (4), Tapestry Needle, Spare DPN or Cable Needle

Finished Measurements: 27.5”/ 70 cm down center back 49”/ 125 cm along each side of hem

Skills Used: cable cast on, knitting and purling, 2 stitch cables, k2tog, k3tog, k2togtbl, k3togtbl, 2 m1s in a row, sk2p, slipping stitches, ssk, yo, decrease bind off, weaving in ends, blocking lace

 

Both charts and written stitch directions are included.

Note: as of June 24, 2011 one pdf page of the chart is slightly smaller than the other. One work around that has worked for some, but not for others, is to print the larger chart (pg 7 of the pattern) separately at 89% zoom.

(and because I’m not a fan of two pattern release posts in a row, please accept my promise of pictures, of at least one FO, and some handspun yarn this weekend, as an apology.)

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