Dale of Norway publishes a group of patterns that include information for LYS to use in a class. This is one such pattern. Sedestal Pillows. Two patterns, the same design.....one in a single color, the other in 2 color stranded.
Since I will offer a class this Spring using this and some of the other Dale Pillow Patterns I thought I should knit one. click on the picture to open it to a larger size.
Here is the solid color.
And a close up
Because Ewe Knit can only hold so much yarn, we didn't order the worsted Free Style called for in the pattern. I mean we have a TON of worsted weight. So I chose Berroco's new Love It. And boy do I! Cotton/Acrylic blend that is very soft, didn't make my hands sweat, and light weight after knitted. I used exactly 5 skeins. Had about 2 yards left.
So tonight I will cast on for the 2 color version using Dale's Falk. It's not the worsted weight called for but I'm going to fudge it so I can use some of the pretty colors we received.
And this weekend is KnittaPalooza (spots still available in 3 of the classes). I'll be working at the store most of the weekend but will head down to the Hilton Gardens (or is it Garden Hilton?) for some of the special events.... fashion show on Friday and Sally Melville's discussion on Saturday night. Friday night we'll have dessert from the make-it-and-take-it-home restaurant 2 doors down. I can't remember the name but they're getting great reviews from our customers who purchase meals from them. Since Friday night events will be at the store, I'll already be there.
I've also signed up for Sally's class on Sunday morning.
So why did I get off on this tangent????? Oh, yeah I need to retest the My Favorite Shawl pattern so I thought I'd use Dale's Svale. And since it's a pretty simple pattern I can knit it during this weekend's events.
I've also allll most finished the Dale of Norway 2002 Olympic sweater. And boy have I learned lots since I started knitting that sweater. Check gauge for one thing!
More on that tomorrow.