Category Archives: Rosi G. Patterns

D’Lado

If you’re like me, you have a bunch of single skeins in your stash that half the time you don’t know what to do with. Most are probably hand-painted yarns that are difficult to find patterns for.

I can help with a few of those.

d'lado

Let me introduce D’Lado – a quick hat and cowl set from ONE SKEIN of Brooks Farm Solo Silk.

That’s right, one skein for BOTH of these.

The hat starts off with an I-cord edging.  You pick up stitches and knit a twisted rib.  Then follow the charts along to create a cute swirl at the top with hidden crown decreases.

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The cowl is knit as if it were a scarf, back and forth, with built-in I-cord edges.  You then seam the back to create the cowl.

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Both of these will take you about 3 days total.

So, pull out your most gorgeous, soft, handpainted yarns and get to knitting!!

D’Lado – A Hat & Cowl Set

  • Source: Rosi G.
  • Yarn: Brooks Farm Solo Silk (about 220 yds for the hat and 184 yds for the cowl)
  • Cost: I got the skein at Rhinebeck for $18 – that means a hat AND cowl for $18, ya’ll!!
  • Needles: US 7 for the cowl; US 6 and 7 16″ circular and dpns for the hat.
  • Started: December 20, 2008
  • Finished: December 23, 2008

Wrapped-About

Cardigan Wrap (8)

Back in September, my boss commissioned me to do some knitting for her as a holiday gift for her sister.  From this, Wrapped-About was born.

Cardigan Wrap (4)

Be it Barney’s or the Dollar Mart, Rich Housewife or struggling single mom. Stay fashionably wrapped while you’re out and about. The only requirement for this pattern is the wearer MUST be GROWN AND SEXY!

Cardigan Wrap (5)

Wrapped-About

  • Source: Rosi G.
  • Size Shown: Fabulous
  • Yarn: Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool, 9 (10) skeins
  • Color: Charcoal
  • Needles: US 7 24″ or 32″ circulars; and, US 7 dpns
  • Gauge: 5 stitches and 7 rows = 1 inch in Stockinette
  • Started: September 17, 2008
  • Finished: December 3, 2008
  • Notes: This wrap is knit sideways, with the two halves meeting in the center back. Elizabeth Zimmerman’s “thumb trick” is used to insert scrap yarn where the sleeves go. Later, this yarn is removed, the stitches are picked up and the sleeves are knit down in the round. The pattern is written for two sizes: Fabulous and Extra Fabulous (all instructions for Extra Fab are in parenthesis).

A Gift for You

I had fun reading all of your comments on my post about the lady at my knitting group. There’s nothing like reading that your friends have your back. Yea, she’s kind of kooky. I figured I’d better just laugh or I’d probably end up smacking her and that probably wouldn’t look so good. 😉 Plus, I really do think she has a few (or all) screws loose.

And to show my appreciation to all my buddies here’s my new free pattern, Mi Mooi Scarf.

Mi Mooi (1)

When you find a skein of luxury yarn with low yardage that costs you an arm and a leg, you usually only buy one.

Mi Mooi (4)

Then you let it marinate in your stash until you find THE perfect pattern for it. Something that will use up every inch and that you can wear close to you to enjoy every minute of this yarn.

Well, look no further! Mi Mooi was created especially for those almost-prohibitively expensive skeins.

I’m offering the pattern for free because, well, you already spent enough on the yarn! :o)

Mi Mooi (2)

Mi Mooi Scarf

  • Source: Rosi G.
  • Size: approx. 55″ long and 8″ wide
  • Yarn: Louet Mooi Laceweight, 1 skein
  • Color: Shown here in Amber
  • Needles: US 4
  • Cost: $49 (pricey, but, oooh, so worth it!)
  • Started: July 21, 2008
  • Finished: July 31, 2008
  • Download it here