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Djinn

Beyond Toes: Knitting Adventures with Judy's Magic Cast-On
Knitting
September 2011
18 stitches and 37 rows = 4 inches in pattern stitch after blocking
US 5 - 3.75 mm
Woman's XS, S, M, L, 1X

I love vests! They look great on everyone. They give you just the right amount of indoor warmth and can be mixed and matched with shirts, pants or skirts for oodles of options. Best of all, the smaller canvas encourages me to try out techniques and looks I might be afraid of on a larger scale. Less yarn, less time and more choices—what more could you ask for?

This particular vest’s curvy pattern and shape reminded me of a magic lamp and working all those slip-stitches and ending up with a colorful pattern always feels like a bit of magic. Djinn are said to be able to change their shape, to not always be what they seem to be, and to have mysterious magical abilities. I figured that sounded like a description for a great vest.

About the book…

Ever wonder if Judy’s Magic Cast-On could be used outside of socks? Judy Becker shows five ways to use JMCO. Twenty-three patterns from twenty-one designers showcase each clearly illustrated technique. Adventurous knitters will find fun projects and a treasure map to explore.