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High Road to the Ravellenic Games
July 27 2012
August 12 2012
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High Road to the Ravellenic Games
High Road by Mary Heather Browne
Needles & yarn
Handspun Heptathlon Sargasso Sea
Sargasso Sea

The project: spinning up the yarn (I have a teeny bit spun already from this fiber, but not much), and then knitting a High Road out of it, for the 2012 Ravellenic Games. YAY!

Yarn: ​Mostly my own spindle-spun handspun: 2-ply BFL from Capistrano Fiber Arts Studio, purchased long ago. I knew when I plied this that I wouldn’t have the yardage to complete it, but I bought some handspun (also 2-ply BFL) from Two if by Hand at the DFW Fiber Fest earlier this year. The TIBH colors were brighter, lighter hues of the yarn I’d spun, and though it was a slightly heavier weight I knew it would stripe well. The center panel (worked side to side in garter stitch) is all my handspun. The top section is two-row stripes of each yarn, and the bottom ruffle is also worked in stripes: four rows TIBH yarn, then two rows of my handspun.

Modifications: ​Using the Two if by Hand yarn gave me more yardage than I needed, and I decided to keep going with the bottom ruffled edge so as to make the most out of both yarns. I wanted to add as much length as possible (rather than increasing the ruffle’s ruffly-ness), so I slowed the rate of increases by working four rows straight (just following the stitch pattern as presented, and the color pattern written above) in between each repeat in the bottom edging section.

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July 27 2012
August 12 2012
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  • Project created: July 26, 2012
  • Finished: August 12, 2012
  • Updated: August 14, 2012