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Wednesday, May 26, 2004

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Even though the world is swimming in beautiful yarn this spring, the 3attaTime Rule is still in effect here at the ChicKnits Workshop….

But what a number 3 it is! I’ve finally started the prototype for a Ribby Shell, to be offered in multiple sizes. This Shell will be the first offspring of the Ribby Family – which eventually will include the Cardi & Pulli…

Since we all need shells for the summer! of course the shell begins the parade.

I am making this prototype from a Vittadini yarn called Teresa – it is a cotton/nylon mixture, almost a ribbon, but actually a tube.

Imagine the tiniest panty-hose leg (that’s the nylon part) filled with soft cotton – it is really incredible stuff.

Teresa will grow into a plain panel front Ribby, because even with that smooth tube there’s a little variation with the cotton which lends a keen texture to the mix.

Next in line is the 2x2x3x1 Ribby Shell, which will be in the same offering – and this will be made from Tahki Cotton Classic.

The gauge on both these shells and other Family friends will be 5sts / 7 rows per inch (20/28 worsted/dk).

AND, what do I like most about this project? But of course – NO SLEEVES!!!

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I’ve updated the ChicKnits Website to include a catalog section, where ChicKnits Patterns for sale will now reside.

check it out here…
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You can also reach the catalog by clicking on the word PATTERNS in the toolbar at the top of the page – or you can find the Catalog Button on the left side of this page and other places around l’Atelier ChicKnits…

Many thanks to all of you for your wonderful pattern support! I find it absolutely THRILLING to see your creations around the web and in public – it inspires me to reach way up in the design sky!


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