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Tuesday, July 6, 2004


for your Summer Delight: the Ribby Shell!

On the Left: the 2x2x3x1 completely ribbed version made from Tahki Cotton Classic. Ooh, La, LA! This was a pleasure to knit with – the cotton just slides through your hands and is silky and soft. I did not block this version – I wanted to just enjoy my ribs. It is very fitted, but not tight.

On the Right: the Flat-paneled version made from Vittadini *Teresa*, a cotton microfiber blend. A strand of this yarn is like a tiny, tiny pantyhose wrapped around a cotton core. I blocked this version with a water spray to set the stitches and define the front panel. This version has a more relaxed fit via the flat-paneled front making it cooler, and a touch faster to knit..


MY FANTASY: If I could knit all the live long day, I would knit Ribby Shells for the rest of the summer and enjoy these yarns..

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Tahki Cotton Classic

Jaeger Albany

Lavold Cotton Patine

Vittadini Marissa

Reynolds Saucy

ggh Bali

Lily Sugar Babies

Twilley’s Freedom

Goddess Carmen

Artful Cinema

Jo Sharp Soho Summer

Brwn Shp CottonFleece

Schoeller Stahl Topsi

Estelle Young Touch

Cascade Key Largo

Cascade Pima Tencel

Almedahls Evita

ggh Molina

Four Season’s Miami

Schachenmayr Micro

Jaeger Trinity

Berroco Denim Silk

Plassard Ceruse

Plassard Coton Lin

AS ALWAYS : swatch first to make
Gauge: 20 sts/28 rows over 4 inches
Stockinette St / #6 needles

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