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Melinda Measor

Shawl Shaping 101: Top-Down Semi-Circle

This shawl follows the same principles as the center-out circular shawl but is worked flat in rows.   An applied lace bind-off looks fantastic with this shawl shape and adds additional elegance to a beautifully shaped shawl! Shaping rule:  8 increases every fourth row, or 4 increases every other row Formula:  1. Determine the desired…

Shawl Shaping 101: Top-Down Half Pi

This Top-Down Half Pi is a variation of the pi shawl, is started at the top and worked down. The increase rows follow the same principle as the full pi shawl: the increase rows double the number of stitches on the needles worked at intervals based on the circle’s mysterious relationship to its radius. The…

Basic Triangle Shawl

Shawl Shaping 101: Basic Triangular Shawl

A Basic Triangular shawl is the simplest of the triangular shapes. It starts in the center with a garter stitch tab and is worked out with two right triangles. This shawl shape is an isosceles triangle (two sides of the same length) made of two isosceles right triangles.  Applied Lace Bind-off’s look fantastic with this shawl shape…

Achieving Proper Fit: Hats

The keys to a successfully fitting hat: Take proper measurements! Use appropriate negative ease! Measuring your head: Ensure your tape measure is snug – Hats should fit snuggly; not too tight or too loose. To measure your head circumference, wrap a tape measure around the widest part of your head – over your hair, from your forehead, above your…

A Dash of Alchemy

Roundup: A Dash of Alchemy

I stumbled across a definition for Alchemy that I completely fell in love with and defines A Dash of Alchemy perfectly. “A seemingly magical process of transformation, creation, or combination.” How perfect is that?! When knitting this shawl, it completely applies to each step of the process. We TRANSFORM our beautiful hanks of yarn into…

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