Subject: Knitlet - the 7th one

Hello Friend,

Today I'm sharing something different with you. This swatch started from one of the Estonian lace motifs and developed into a cable combo that gives this pattern an intriguing twist. When I look at this pattern I can imagine a long sweater, poncho, or reversible shawl.

For this swatch, I used Malabrigo Sock yarn and 3 mm needles (US 2,5 / UK 11). I absolutely love this yarn. Too bad it's more on a steep side and it makes sense - great is always coming with the price.

This yarn is awesome for lace as well as cables and that makes it the perfect yarn for my kind of projects. I wish I could get 2 skeins of that yarn in color "Pearl", "Sand Bank" or "Plomo". I would absolutely use it to design a reversible shawl (maybe I would need 3 skeins for the larger shawl... OR, now that I'm thinking about it, maybe variegated one would be as perfect... like "Camaleon", "Aniversario" or "Arco Iris"...)

See - that's why I can't get anything done...I am paralyzed when it comes to choosing the yarn...

Here's the swatch:
The pattern is worked over 30 stitches and 28 rows. 

For this swatch, I casted on 66 stitches - 3 for edging, 60 for the pattern (2 pattern repeats), and 3 for edging. 
Abbreviations:

RS - right side;
WS - wrong side;
k - knit;
p - purl;
k3tog - knit 3 stitches together
sssk - slip 3 stitches knitwise, one at a time, then insert left-hand needle into the fronts of the three stitches and knit them together from this position;
yo - yarn over;
6/3LC - slip 6 stitches to cable needle and hold at front, k3 from main needle, then k6 from cable needle;
6/3RC - slip 6 stitches to cable needle and hold at back, k3 from main needle, then k6 from cable needle;
9/3LC - slip 9 stitches to cable needle and hold at front, k3 from main needle, then k9 from cable needle;
9/3RC - slip 9 stitches to cable needle and hold at back, k3 from main needle, then k9 from cable needle;
3/2/3 RCP - slip 5 stitches to cable needle and hold back, k3, slip 2 purl stitches to left-hand needle and move cable needle in front of the work, p2 from main needle and then k3 from cable needle;
( ) - pattern repeat;
Pattern: 

Row 1 (RS): (p2, k12, p2, k12, p2);
Row 2 and all the WS rows: (k2, p12, k2, p12, p2);
Row 3: (p2, k8, k3tog, yo, k1, yo, p2, yo, k1, yo, sssk, k8, p2);
Row 5: (p2, k6, k3tog, (k1, yo) x2, k1, p2, k1, (yo, k1) x 2, sssk, k6, p2);
Row 7: (p2, k4, k3tog, k2, yo, k1, yo, k2, p2, k2, yo, k1, yo, k2, sssk, k4, p2);
Row 9: (p2, k2, k3tog, k3, yo, k1, yo, k3, p2, k3, yo, k1, yo, k3, sssk, k2, p2);
Row 11: (p2, k3tog, k4, yo, k1, yo, k4, p2, k4, yo, k1, yo, k4, sssk, p2);
Rows 13, 15, 17, 19, 21: (p2, k12, p2, k12, p2);
Row 23: (p2, k3, 6/3LC, p2, 6/3RC, k3, p2);
Row 25: (p2, 9/3LC, p2, 9/3RC, p2);
Row 27: (p2, 6/3LC, 3/2/3 RCP, 6/3RC, p2);

No chart today - sorry :(
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With much love,
Mari-Liis
, Rookopli 24-2, 92413, Kärdla, Estonia
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