Sunday, November 23, 2008

Autumn in New York, take five!

Here she is! This version is the original, using 2 balls of Noro Silk Garden Sock. If you follow the "Autumn in New York" label you will find full instructions, including finished dimensions. Here is the final chart.

In a nut shell, you make one ridge of garter stitch by knitting one row and knitting the return row too. The only trick is that I want you to include a yarn-over after the edge, before and after the center stitch, and before the final edge on the one right side row only. The chart is pretty meaningless, but I was trying to stick to the familiar format to keep things clear for everyone.

Above is just the wrap-up. This is how I cast-off, and it looks nice with the one ridge of garter. Your edge should not have any significant curling with this treatment, and any that you do have should block out easily. Speaking of which:

Following, I included an assortment of blocking shots with notes, so you can see what I did.

A very happy Thanksgiving to everyone! I am not cooking on Thursday, but I am having an after-party so I can cook, on Friday. I might be back with some food fun then.

Finally, I would love to see your pictures of this project in this and other yarns, so send them on over to me and be sure to include the yarn you used, any pattern modifications and your finished dimensions. I will put another post up for this project once I get your photos! Meow...


  1. It's beautiful! And I see you worked in the chestnuts up towards the top :)

  2. This is going to be beautiful when I get it done. Probably a little into Dec. =^..^=

  3. Andrea!! The shawl is beautiful and I love the colorway. Mary

  4. it's so lovely!

    you really are a very gifted designer!

  5. Thank you for sharing such a beautiful pattern and fun knit!!! I can't wait to finish it!

  6. Thank you for the wonderful pattern!

  7. Merci pour ce beau chale et pour le partage
    thank you for this beautifull pattern

  8. its beautifull
    thank you very much and merry christmas