The Ragged Trousered Leafanthropist
January 8, 2013
January 15, 2013

The Ragged Trousered Leafanthropist

Project info
Leftie by Martina Behm
Neck / TorsoShawl / Wrap
Needles & yarn
US 3 - 3.25 mm
Blacker Yarns Pure Organic: Corriedale / Alpaca
4 skeins = 760.0 yards (694.9 meters), 200 grams
Fleece Artist Nyoni
410 yards in stash

Definitely leans leftward.

I'm not getting the PW2 at all.

I think that I understand the PW2 now.

8th Jan: 8 leaves done
9th Jan: 14 leaves - still on 1st ball of MC
10th Jan: 18 leaves. 2nd ball joined in.
11th Jan: 21 leaves
13th Jan: 26 leaves. Third ball joined in

I’m wondering how many leaves is average for a finished Leftie. My yarn seems to be going a very long way.

14th Jan. Cast off at 28 leaves. Ready to block.
15th Jan: Blocking (gently)

relaxed after blocking, top edge is approx 78”

The fabric has a good drape but is dense enough to beat the chill. I really do not think that the 2.5mm needles suggested on the pattern page would give a very good result at all - the fabric would be far too stiff.

Washed and re-blocked to enter in the 2013 Sanday Show, where it took a surprising 2nd.

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by Fleece Artist
65% Wool, 20% Mohair, 10% Nylon, 5% Silk
820 yards / 250 grams

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83% Wool, 17% Alpaca
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  • Project created: January 8, 2013
  • Finished: January 15, 2013
  • Updated: August 2, 2013
  • Progress updates: 6 updates