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Free Pattern Friday – EKG Set

It’s Free Pattern Friday!

EKG Cowl Set main blog

Today, the EKG Set in Deluxe Worsted.

Why EKG?  The little zigs and zags reminded us of a heartbeat.  Plus, the love we have for this sweet pattern makes our hearts race just a little bit.

This may look like Fair Isle, but the color changes are actually slipped stitches.  The pattern is both written and charted for your convenience.

Tori in cowl blogThe entire four-color set takes two skeins of the gray, plus one skein of each other color in Deluxe Worsted 100% wool (220yds/100g).

The cowl looks great doubled over and scrunched – or if you’re in a silly mood like designer Tori Gurbisz, wear it however you please.  Very “Cat in the Hat,” Tori.  You’ll definitely turn heads.

We hope you enjoy this stylish set.

Happy knitting!

EKG Cowl solo 180dpi

Afghan Knitalong – Block Five

Square Five "Check It"

Block Five is called “Check It” (link here).

How’d we do with lace?  I have to say, that last square went pretty quickly for us in the office, with no major malfunctions.  I feel like we’ve mastered that technique.  Good thing, too, since we’re on to something new!

Block Five is called “Check It” for obvious reasons – it uses slipped stitches to create a colorful checkerboard.  It’s a clever way to create blocks of color without a lot of picking up and dropping of yarn as you go.  As usual, Amy Gunderson has provided us with a video to demonstrate.

Block Five "Check It" back sideHere’s a view of the back side that shows the stitches slipped across the wrong side of the work.

I’m very excited about this block.  Slip stitch is such an easy way to create a colorful design!

We’d love to see what you’ve done – share it here, on Facebook, or in our Ravelry group.  We’ll see you in two weeks with another great block!