Have you ever been browsing through patterns and it hits you; love at first sight! I'd love to introduce you to my newest romantic interest:
Hourglass Throw by Anne Hanson of Knitspot.com
This is a perfect project to take advantage of the volume discount on the Cascade 220, Since you will want to use this on your next picnic, concert in the park, or your morning cuppa joe on the dock, I am including the Cascade 220 Superwash in the deal. The pattern is written for 3 sizes, Baby - 650 yds, Throw - 1525 yds, or Bedspread - 2800 yds, suggested needle is US 9 40" circular. Checking the Ravelr's who have used 220 for this project, the consensus was 8-10 skeins for the Throw. The pattern has both charted and written instructions, yeah. I'm a chart girl myself, written instructions make my eyes cross.
This Throw is also the perfect motivation for me to get started on making my "How To" videos. Short clips to show you the basic techniques. Not every project needs a hand holding and this is one of them.
I'm assuming since you are reading this that you know the most basic: casting on, knit & purl. (I will get around to these videos but I just can't get excited about those).
The techniques need for this project are:
You can always come back to the How To section on the Yellow Dog Knitting Blog and review as often as needed.
Enjoy and don't be afraid to ask questions and leave comments on the Videos.
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