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What in the hell do I do with 170 yards of Hand Spun Fairy Fart yarn? (With Bonus Pattern) Cookies not included.

Posted on Mar 11, 2010. 7 comments

sparkly fairy fart yarn
Answer:
1. Congratulate self for all that spinning into fairy fart yarn by eating devilish icing covered St Patrick's Day sugar cookies. Cry into iced tea when sugar rush inevitably wears off.
2. Cast on for a simple trianglur shawl that goes from center point to long edge. This method of knitting highlights the yarn and allows you to use up every last bit.
Pattern:
Cast on 3 stitches with 170 yards of worsted or bulky weight hand spun yarn using needles that give you a nice fabric. I used a US 7/ 4.5mm needle because that's how I roll.
Row 1: p3
Row 2: k1, yo, k1, yo, k1
Row 3: p5
Row 4: k1, yo, k3, yo, k1
Row 5: p7
Row 6: Eat more cookies.
Row 7: k1, yo, k5, yo, k1
Row 8: p9
Row 9: k1, yo, k7, yo, k1
Continue knitting as established, working a yarn over beside each edge stitch until you have just enough yarn left over to bind off loosely.
New Fickleknitter Design--Chameleon Colorworks Scarf
Since I opened Sweatshop de Fickleknitter I've had the pleasure of meeting many awesome, hardworking industry people. I was lucky enough to meet Nancy of Chameleon Colorworks last month. She was really lovely and gave me a skein of her Bambino (a delish merino/bamboo blend) to work with. The yarn spoke to me from the very beginning. It said "Girl--Who cares about those publishing deadlines! KNIT ME OR FACE THE CONSEQUENCES." So what choice did I have? The pattern will go out for test knitting soon and then will be available for purchase. Talking yarn not included.
Knit Picks pattern coming soon :)
In between all that iced tea drinking, crying, and knitting I've gone and had another pattern published through Knit Picks! You could knock me over with a feather. Thanks Knit Picks! Me love you long time.
Pattern is for sale for the amazingly low price of $1.99!
Now available For Purchase through
Knit Picks
or my Ravelry Store

Yarn
1 skein Knit Picks Bare - Merino Wool Lace Weight, 704 yards / 644 meters.
Needles
Two 24” US Size 3/3.25mm Circular Needles needed to get gauge.
Gauge
10 sts and 28 rows over 4 in/10 cm in Stockinette Stitch
Special Stiches
Double and Quad Yarn Overs
Difficulty
Advanced knitting required. Not for the faint of heart!

Comments

  • Posted by Heidi on Mar 12, 2010

    fairy farts smell like candy.

  • Posted by Carrie K on Mar 16, 2010

    All my yarn is bossy. Nice knits!! I need scarves right now too. Sadly I also need the time to knit them….

  • Posted by Meredith C. on Mar 25, 2010

    Hi. Nice knitting ya got there!
    I noticed that your listed gauge for the knit picks shawl (stole?) is 10 sts/ 4 in. Is that right?
    It’s beautiful, by the way.

  • Posted by marri on Mar 11, 2010

    oooh, congrats (again)! you go girl!
    i know i have no answered your email. i am horrible. working horribly hard. and needing a break so here i am. i will get back to you regarding your very kind proposal this weekend when my brain is less mushy.

  • Posted by Kath on Mar 11, 2010

    I have issues with mouthy yarn also – so annoying. The wool seems to behave most of the time but those blends are a bad influence. I can only imagine how bossy a bamboo yarn could be.
    Congrats on the pattern!

  • Posted by mindy on Mar 11, 2010

    Love love love the fairy fart yarn!!!!

  • Posted by Joelle on Mar 11, 2010

    Mmmm Bambino is Nice! And Looking forward to that scarf; neato looking.

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