2 SKEINS = 4 PROJECTS
It’s go time! Thanksgiving is 2 weeks away, so it’s last call for making those holiday gifts. Go big or go home.
The next 4 projects use just 2 skeins of Cascade Ecological Wool. That’s right, 2 skeins and 4 magnificent handmade gifts. I will be highlighting each project this week, one at a time.
The yarn is one of my favorites–Cascade Ecological Wool. It comes in these giant 478-yard skeins. At $20 / skein, that’s a thrifty $10 / project. The natural colors are really beautiful–I used ecru and mocha which can be purchased by clicking on “Cascade Eco+ & Ecological Wool Yarn” link:
HOLIDAY GIFT MUST-KNIT #6: QUILTED LATTICE ASCOT IN 2 COLORS
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Here are the adjustments for the 2 colors. MC = Main Color (mocha) & CC = Contrasting Color (ecru)
I used a US 8 / 5 mm circular needle throughout pattern.
With MC, work Rows 1-5 as per pattern.
No needle change.
Set Up Row (WS): K2, purl to last 2 sts, k2.
Row 1 (WS): Slide work back to other side of needle, with WS facing join CC, sl2, p1, *sl 5 wyib, k1; rep from * to last 9 sts, sl 5 wyib, p1, move yarn to WS, sl 2.
Row 2 (RS): With MC, knit.
Row 3: With MC k2, purl to last 2 sts, k2.
Row 4: With CC, sl 5 wyib, *insert RH needle under loose strand and knit next st, bringing st out under strand, sl 5 wyib; rep from * to end.
Row 5: With CC, sl 1, p1, sly 3 wyib, * k1, sl 5 wyib; rep from * to last 6 sts, k1, sl 3 wyib, p1, sl 1, leave yarn on WS.
Rows 6 & 7: Rep Rows 2 & 3.
Row 8: With CC, sl 2, k1 under loose strand, * sl 5 wyib, k1 under loose strand; rep from * to last 2 sts, sl 2 wyib.
These 8 rows form the 2-color Quilted Lattice pat.
Proceed with pat as per instructions.