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See what I mean...

As we said when we originally kicked off the Thursday Scarf Club, a scarf is a great way to learn a new technique without killing yourself.  You probably understand this intuitively, but let me give you a fun example. I left the house this morning with Midwest Moonlight on my mind.   When I walked into the shop I put my knitting bag down on the chair and noticed the current issue of Vogue Knitting on the table.  The cover design  featured a lovely fabric with lacy insets that bias this way and that.  Isn't it reminiscent of the Midwest Moonlight stitch pattern!


So my point is that knitting this cover design might be a little daunting with all those yarn overs and decreases and changes in stitches--but having worked the Midwest Moonlight scarf, your muscle memory for that stitch pattern would already be in place.  You could then relax about the stitch pattern and focus on the construction of the garment.   It really is a beautiful garment too - worked on size 11 and 13 needles using two strands of Rowan All Season's Cotton, this would actually be really quick to knit and incredibly plushy to wear. 




photo courtesy of Vogue Knitting

 As an aside, let me say that this issue of Vogue Knitting really got it.  Every garment is beautiful and wearable and would flatter lots of different body types (except perhaps the two bikinis). But really, it's a great step for Vogue Knitting - fashionable and chic but not so over the top as to be inconceivable to knit.  My personal favorite is this draped neck tee. I love how gracefully it falls over the body, and the sleeve is just enough. 


photo courtesy of Vogue Knitting

This is knit at 4 1/2 stitches to 4 inches.  Perfect for All Seasons Cotton, Bambool, Spud and Chloe Sweater, or CF Linen.  Mmmmmm.

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  • Mar 22, 2011

    I love it! I just bought the yarn for the cotton tee last week!

    — Stripeyspots

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