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May 22, 2005

Corona

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After many unsuccessful tries yesterday, I found a stitch pattern I love. I tried variations of feather and fan, I tried stitch patterns that make waves longways, and I considered trying a modular knitting approach.

Finally, I came across the Corona Pattern Stitch from the Reader's Digest Ultimate Sourcebook of Knitting and Crochet Stitches.

The thing I love about this yarn is how it looks almost unspun. The stitches that dip down into the eyelets several rows below really show off that detail. Wanna see? Here's a closeup. It's a really easy pattern to memorize because you can figure out what your next row should be just by looking at the row below.

I bought 3 hanks of this yarn (600 yards) and I think that will be way too much for this scarf. Heck, Clapotis only takes 600 yards! Even if I don't use it all up, this yarn is such a pleasure to work with that I'm sure I can find a second use for it.

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Comments

It's beautiful Jody.

Posted by: Kathleen | May 22, 2005 9:37:41 AM

Very pretty pattern and colors.

Posted by: isel | May 22, 2005 9:55:49 AM

very nice - the pattern shows the yarn and the colours beautifully

Posted by: caro | May 22, 2005 10:40:50 AM

I love your choice of pattern - very nice, indeed. The yarn is beautiful, too.

Posted by: Katie | May 22, 2005 11:14:35 AM

such a pretty pattern and yarn!

Posted by: kerstin | May 22, 2005 11:22:25 AM

You're right, that stitch pattern shows off the yarn very well. It's beautiful!

Posted by: Karma | May 22, 2005 11:37:50 AM

Oh wow, a great bold pattern works very well with that yarn.

Posted by: Colleen | May 22, 2005 12:31:13 PM

Purty!

Posted by: Christie | May 22, 2005 1:23:06 PM

I love the look!

Posted by: Kate | May 22, 2005 3:24:43 PM

Who made the yarn and what is the color

Posted by: patty bolgiano | May 23, 2005 7:20:32 AM

The stitch pattern is really cool! All your looking around and trying things out was worth it.

Posted by: Diana | May 23, 2005 9:44:30 AM

gorgeous!!

Posted by: evelyn d. | May 23, 2005 10:53:45 AM

That's really pretty yarn, and I like the pattern a lot. Thanks for mentioning where it came from.

Posted by: Pioggia | May 23, 2005 7:04:11 PM

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