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Anyone looking for a shell that has lots to offer….great style, classy, sexy, unique! Well, recently Katie modeled the knit shell that her mother Sara has just completed for a friend. The work, the design, and the fiber were stunning. Details follow photos. (And if you didn’t want to be quite so revealing, you could always make the seam longer!)

The design, The Flashback Shell by Roxane Seabright, can be found at Art Fibers Pattern Store. The yarn used, TANTRA tussah silk, is available from Art Fibers. Great design Rox!

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Saturday morning had the last of the celebrations. Brunch which consisted of yet more great food and, in particular, Maurie and Diane outdid themselves with gluten-free desserts – brownies, gingerbread, and biscotti – delicious! Marsha brought an unusual fruit combo – pomegranite seeds, avocados, and grapefruit sections. I think we can look forward to a Skein Lane Holiday cook book with recipes from all of our gatherings.  No modesty here – we are as good as any TV food station. “Twas” a great time.

Not only did we eat…but we celebrated some knitting projects. Shari just finished her self-designed sweater. She was inspired by a Margaret O’Leary design that she had in her closet and loved. She used a different yarn…added some tucks in the mid-section to create shaping in the waist. This shaping was done with left and right twists.

Terry sent along this info re: her newly finished shell. “The stitch is called Cartridge Belt Rib.  I got it in my Encyclopedia of Knitting. It is a two-row pattern that  calls for multiples of 4 plus 3.  I added selvage stitches on both ends.  The first row (RS) is shown as knit 3, slip 1 with yarn in front, K 3.   The second row is knit 1, slip one with yarn in front, K3, slip one with yarn in front, K 1.  The slip stitches happen on the middle stitch of the K3 on the other row.   It is a reversible pattern.  The yarn is Cheesecake (silk and merino)  from Art Fiber in Pinole.

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