Eternal Optimist by Mindy Ross

Eternal Optimist

March 2017
Light Fingering ?
Your knitting will determine your gauge-not critical
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
610 - 750 yards (558 - 686 m)
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What’s in a recipe?

When fingers itch to create, it’s so delightful to have a myriad of ways to scratch that itch. Whether it’s playing with ingredients to make the most decadent dessert or planting seeds for germination. And in this case? A combination of both, delicious yarns with a splash of beads, placed with loving care. You’ll ooh & ahh as your fabric recipe comes to life.
This long and narrow ‘thingie’ will delight bakers, gardeners, and fabric connoisseurs alike. Get your gardening gloves on, your favorite mixing bowl out, and begin a magical journey with your thoughts and creativity. Your needles will delight you.
Your colorways and crystals will excite you, as your journey brings you to the most enchanting fabric results.

~Enjoy YOUR Journey~

Another desirable ‘thingie’ created for the energetic beginner/intermediate knitter, who loves to challenge their expertise.
Basic stitches used including knit, purl, k2tog, sssk, k3tog, and maybe some new ones for you to try also.
Sharp pointed needle TIPS are VERY helpful.


  • BEADS~YES….and always Optional. (Approx. 750 6/0) or triangle 5/0 seem work best.

  • VERY POINTY needles tips are STRONGLY suggested. This ‘thingie’ starts with “seed pods” (dangles) and continues to flourish into details of delightful growth. Interesting stitches along with optional beading, never boring and always anticipating the next bevy of stitch design.

  • “Suggested” Yarn types: lace, (2ply) light fingering (2-3ply) fingering (3-4 ply) single stand works best, for the more delicate yarns, used with smaller sized needle tips. However, larger needle choices could work well for sport or DK weights. Planning accordingly will help for fabric results.

  • “Suggested” Needle sizes Starts with US4 (3.5mm) and changes to US5 (3.75mm) and to US6 (4.0mm) or larger, according to yarn type.

  • 600 yds (548.64m) MINIMUM yarn amount. The pattern IS adjustable for length either way.

Approximate Measurements on ‘test’ pattern projects.
70-90 in. long (177.8-228.6) & 18-21 in. (45.72-53.8cm) at widest width.
Adding repeats would use more yarn yardage and beads if appropriate. Needle size will also alter your project dimensions.
Please know to adjust accordingly, as gauge isn’t critical for the design itself.


A VERY SPECIAL NOTE OF GRATITUDE to those Fabulous “Test Gals”
~Thank you Mosil1949
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