HOLIDAY GIFT MUST-KNIT # 6 - 9

2 SKEINS = 4 PROJECTSIt'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.

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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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The pattern can be purchased here: Visit Pam Powers Knits's Craftsy Pattern Store »

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. 1st End 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.

DSC_1040 And finally, I am proud to be the featured "maker" on "Nora Meets the Maker" on Kollabora this week. Nora Meets the Maker: Pam Powers by Kollabora | Blog post | Knitting | Kollabora 2013-11-11 17-21-59