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A mother-in-law gift I can be proud of.  Je vous présenté Le Cravat!

Pinned straight

The lacy Baktus edges were too raw, and even with the extra 200′ of yarn it still felt small for her neck.  The sides have a garter lace edging charted in EZ’s Knitting Around, page 114.  Meg Swansen adapted it from a book called Classic Knitted Cotton Edgings by Furze Hewitt.  It was quick & not fussy at all to knit on.  I just picked up a stitch each even row, and knitted it together with the edge stitches.

I loved getting back to EZ & am seriously scoping out the books she learned with.  Another up-side?  A new knit knack from starting the edge – invisible cast-on!

The top is edged with an applied i-cord with the outer stitch slipped.  The edges are from my 1st skein of Sea Wool (the cowl).  The colourways are different but blended together very nicely, I think!

With no time to waste, I’ve already started Fetching fingerless gloves.  It’s from stash – this plum Berroco Ultra Alpaca:

I’m thinking it will go to a younger cousin.

Author: iriegemini

Lara lives in the Greater Toronto Area with N, their young son, T, and Melly cat. Starting with knitting as a newcomer from Kingston, Jamaica, Lara learned to spin, prepare fibre, dye & weave. A spindle is usually close to hand.

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