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Red Loopy Ishbel
Ishbel by Ysolda Teague
large st w/ ABABABACDE lace
Needle and yarn
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
madelinetosh tosh sock
790 yards in stash
734.7 yards, 212 grams 1.86 skeins = 734.7 yards (671.8m)
The Loopy Ewe in Fort Collins, Colorado
May 10, 2012

Won a Blue (first place) ribbon at the Kandi Fair!

Large size in Madelinetosh sock in Scarlet - with beads at the end like the other one I made

6/1: Finished w/ the stockinette portion. Now on to lace!
6/4: Started the second ball. The first made it through 2 repeats of charts A and B and a bit of A again. I started adding reddish oil-slicked beads on the 3rd repeat of chart A where there is a yo, k1, yo in the chart. I wish I would have placed beads here from the beginning! I think it’ll be OK having them only at the end though. Will continue placing beads through the end of the shawl wherever there is a yo, k1, yo.
6/6: Decided to add an additional repeat of charts A and B. Hope I have enough yarn to make it! (I have 130 yds extra than the pattern). Plan to change to a US8 needle for chart D and E and maybe larger for BO.
6/15: finished bind off and blocked. SOOOO glad to have the attic space w/ a door that closes. Don’t have to worry about cat hair or lounging! Did switch to US8 needle on row 5 of chart C. Think it helped a lot with blocking. Ran out of red beads halfway through row 5 of chart E. Found a few locally that blended ok, then switched to silver lined clear beads for the remainder. Did a beaded bind off every 5th stitch (between other beads)

I had spots in my yarn where ends were joined together not very well. I guess it’s better than knots, but a nice smooth join would be best of all!

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May 29 2012
June 15 2012
About this pattern
by Ysolda Teague
from Whimsical Little Knits
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About this yarn
tosh sock
by madelinetosh
Fingering / 4 ply
100% Merino
395 yards
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  • Originally queued: May 10, 2012
  • Project created: May 29, 2012
  • Finished: June 15, 2012
  • Updated: August 8, 2012