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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!


9 Responses to “Wednesday, May 26, 2004”

  1. Teresa says:

    Love the name of the Vittadini yarn!

  2. claudia says:

    I’ve got some Falaise ready & waiting for a Ribby Shell.

  3. Karen Heinig says:

    Sweet! I can’t wait to see these and knit them;-)

  4. Mindy says:

    Vittadini do knit up nice, don’t she? Looking forward to this pattern.

  5. Heidi says:

    Thanks for the temptation. I can’t wait for these to be ready!

  6. Linda says:

    I can’t wait for the tahki one – I have some at home that I’ve been trying to settle on a pattern for.

  7. froggy says:

    I better start finishing up these projects I have in my to-finish basket so I will be ready to cast on. Can’t wait!

  8. deb says:

    I’m so there! Can’t wait until your creations hit the runway.

  9. rachel kates says:

    Great choice in yarn for a Ribby. I’ve got a Teresa v-neck pullover at home, and wish I had more of the stuff.

 
 
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