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Ixchel Update

My Ixchel sweater is coming along pretty well!

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I have about 25 rows left for the body, and then ribbing.  Toward the bottom, where I am now, the stars start to thin out, and there are a lot of rows with 12 or more stitches between single gold stitches.  So I decided to go back and duplicate stitch those on to save a bit on the gold.  That does make the knitting go faster, as I have been having up to 6 rows at a time of just the blue.  I suspect I will be sorry when it is time to do the stitching, but I’ll come to that later!

In other news, I am maybe 2 or 3 rows away from finishing my tuck stitch example cowl (started in Nancy Marchant’s class last month).

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One of the great things about tuck stitches is that most of them look just as good on both sides.  These patterns definitely fit that category.  The middle section is a variant on the pattern of the other two that changes color dominance.  So that has been interesting to see at work. 🙂  For this one I should have a finished project to show you soon.  The sweater will likely be a little while yet 🙂

I do apologize for this pictures – they are horrible, but it’s late and all I have a glaring indoor lights.  Better ones later!

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