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Thursday, August 30, 2012

FAF fiber art friday! Hexagonal afghan/shawl

Hey everyone! Its Friday so here is my fiber arts project of the week! I have been making these afghans all summer  and I love them! And I love making them. I have posted photos of 4 out of five of them on FB and have had many a request for the pattern. So here it is. I took a few patterns and combined the recipes to make the following, to my liking. I have to tell you though I'm not a pattern writer so I hope you can understand what I have done.  I wrote it exactly like I would knit it. If your not clear on something, don't hesitate to write and ask me to clarify and Ill do my best. Have fun and enjoy. Oh Id love to see your afghan when completed! These are made all from my handspun hand dyed yarns, alpaca and Babydoll Southdown. One is my grandsons, one is mine, one is for sale and one was an order as a gift. I also did one not pictured for my new granson expected in November.  They are great for anyone! This can be worn folded in half as a shawl or fold 1/4 of it over as a collar for a shawl! Its a two in one project! It also makes a beautiful nursing blanket.
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My favorite afghan pattern from Pamsfiber Dream Come True Farm



Bulky handspun yarn



Chain 6 or co 6 onto sz 15 dp needle. Join chain in circle and pick up 2 st on each DP needle OR join your Co st in circle. Don't forget to put a marker at the join. Do not twist your st

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Increase every st around once

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* Now increase 1st, and in between middle 2 st and last st on every needle

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Continue last 3 rows (*)until you can transfer st onto round needles sz 17 or19 or whatever you have

Place marker at the 1st st on every needle, in between middle 2 st and last st on each needle continue the increase You should have 6 markers

Continue the three pattern rows increasing before and after each st marker

Increase to approx 250 to 300 st on needle or however beg you'd like

BO in purl st loose. your edge will curl a little but I thick it adds to the design, framing the hexagonal shape





See you next Friday! XO

Monday, August 27, 2012

Pamsfiber updates from Dream Come True Farm

Hi Everyone, just a short post to let you know I have updated my Etsy shop and will be doing so on a regular once a week basis. Now that fall is nearing I figure fiber artist will be stashing away some yarns for winter knitting. I will be listing up coming events soon so check back for that. Especially our open house event and shop open dates!  And I wanted to tell you that my new pygora goats will be arriving in a few weeks from Hawks Mountain Farm in Oregon. I cannot wait. I just washed one of the fleeces that I purchased from the farm to hold me over until the goats arrive and it is simply fantastic! Oh, I have also added a video bar on the left side for ease of accessing my You Tube tutorials....from the few shown you can access the rest.  Also don't forget to sign on to this blog as a follower so that you'll be eligible to join in on the free give aways!  If you want to be sure not to miss a thing leave an email address so that you'll be notified of all updates.Have a good week, see you all for FAF. XO
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