Juneberry

As you no doubt surmised from my last post, the second issue of St-Denis magazine is now available. I was very fortunate that Pam, Kat, Jared, Laura, Melissa, Jennifer, Robin and Carol agreed to contribute designs to the issue. I uploaded photographs and details on Ravelry a few days ago.

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When Jared mailed me the juneberry triangle, he mentioned that he’d like to see it knit up out of my new yarn, the fashionably late Boreale. That sounded like a plan so when a case of startitis hit a couple of  weeks ago, I grabbed some yarn and got started.

The original is 48″ wide and 23″ deep – I wear shawls more like scarves and like to drape them, so decided to make mine larger. As it is knit from the top, the only change I really had to make was to keep knitting until it was about 12″ shorter than my desired depth. I didn’t even change the needle size!

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The only thing slightly tricky about enlarging this pattern is that all 8 rows of the second chart must be knit before beginning the 3rd chart, as these are designed to flow from one to the other. As these represent 8 increases per repeat and the 3rd chart contains a 14 -st repeat, I couldn’t follow the pattern exactly as charted with all of these additional stitches. But that is easily remedied – chart 2 is worked over 7 sts and chart 3 and 4 over 14 sts so I only needed to delineate where to begin and end the repeats while working the edge sts in pattern as much as I could. The edge stitches ended up a little wonky and not quite symmetrical, but that doesn’t bother me.

BTW: I’m planning on being In Toronto for Knitter’s Frolic on May 8th – please drop by booth #40! I’ll have lots of magazines and books on hand as well as samples from both issues and from the book.