Highway To Hell: Arrived!

Name

Highway To Hell by AC/DC

Criminy! I have been writing this post as a first post for a new project I started today, having forgotten the project I finished today and for which I had been awaiting a sew job by mother, which she finished. I had photographed, measured and BRAIN FART!

Name pertains to hibernation and frogging of Stairway To Heaven, and going in another direction a la Highway To Hell, the primrose path. Highway To Hell also refers to the challenge of knitting with yarn so slippery it does not knot, on slippery needles. Fortunately, I that did not happen at all.

Highway To Hell Scarf

Made from a ribbon yarn laying around my room/workshop and glitter yarn from the raffle basket, won by Rosa at the June 2018 El Segundo Slipt Stitchers guild meeting, and gifted to me.

Dimensions: 64-inch length x 5-inch width ending & 3-inch beginning

Yarn

Unknown 1

Care: Hand wash in cold water with mild liquid soap. Do not rub or twist. Rinse several times in cold clear water. Do not wring. Dry flat away from heat. +
Color: Brown-Gold *
Content: Metallized Polyester? Cupro Rayon? Lurex? &
Weight: 1, Lace ^

Unknown 2

Care: Hand wash in cold water with mild liquid soap. Rinse several times in cold clear water. Dry flat away from heat. +
Color: Off-White *
Content: ?
Weight: 5, Bulky ^

Unknown 1 represents the brown-gold glitter yarn and Unknown 2 represents the braided ribbon/tape.

Highway To Hell

+ instructions from another ball of glitter yarn
* suggested by Hooker Leo
& fibers in another ball of glitter yarn
^ suggested by Hooker Leo

Brass Monkey Scarf

Brass Monkey Scarf

About The Name

Brass Monkey by The Beastie Boys

At first it was going to be called Take That To The Bank, but when I saw that the color contained the word brass, combined with the photography, I had to change the name.

About Brass Monkey

I was going to combine this yarn with a orange/red and stripe them, but the orange/red was too bulky so I left it out.

This is a simple garter stitch on size thirteen needles over ten stitches.

In the pictures, it look furry, but in reality it is squishy and the gold fiber catches the light, reflections capturing the texture of the ribbon/tape yarn.

About The Yarn

Crystal Palace Glam

Care: Handwash or Dry Clean. Dry Flat
Color: 2138 Rich Brown Brass
Content: 36% Acrylic, 35% Rayon, 15% Wool, 14% Nylon
Weight: 5, Bulky

I found the yarn easy to work with, minus the minor snags of the ribbon catching on the needle tips. My biggest complaint is the twisting of the ribbon as it comes off the ball. So glad to be done.

Brass Monkey
Brass Monkey Scarf

Cha Cha Heels Shawlette

Cha Cha Heels Shawlette USD $270.00

About The Project Name

Cha Cha Heels by Rosabel with Jeanie Tracy

This song was the first that came to mind when I started making this shawl. My second thought went to Dawn Davenport of Female Trouble. Then I laughed at how far my project name is from the original pattern name.

Care: Hand wash. Do not tumble dry.
Dimensions:
76-inch wingspan x 10-inch depth
Value:
 USD $270.00 * Gift

* Inquire 25% Friends & Family Discount

Cha Cha Heels Shawlette
Cha Cha Heels Shawlette

About The Pattern

Pixie Ruffle Shawl by Susan Sheby

Easy to follow. Loved the method of creation and might have to investigate this model further for a bigger crescent-shaped shawl, though this one really expanded without my realization.

Cha Cha Heels Shawlette
Cha Cha Heels Shawlette

About The Yarn

Colinette Tagliatelli

Color: Fire 71
Content: 90% Merino pure wool, 10% Nylon
Weight: 5, Bulky

Surprised to learn of merino wool content; nylon stretchiness apparent. Easy to work with. I was needlessly concerned about ribbon-twisting affecting knit pattern; as I learned I could knit right through twisting, work with ribbon became even easier.

Cha Cha Heels Shawlette
Cha Cha Heels Shawlette

Design Notes

I was smart this time and alternated between two balls of ribbon every two rows, so I would not have an issue with pooling pattern shifting.

Get Off Of My Cloud Shawl

Get Off Of My Cloud Shawl USD $50.00, less 20% Environmental Donation

About The Project Name

Get Off Of My Cloud by The Rolling Stones was inspired by the ribbon used to make this shawl. It could also be a snub to any competing designers, as I managed improvise invisible increases. 😀

Because the yarn manufacturer was unidentifiable, this item qualifies as an ODDBALL.

Dimensions: 36-inch nape / 58-inch wingspan / 16-inch depth
Price: USD $50.00, less 20% environmental donation

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About The Pattern

Shalom Cardigan by Meghan McFarlane of Involving The Senses

Clear writing makes this pattern easy to follow. If you follow the link, you see that I took the yoke of the cardigan and converted to a shawl pattern. The reason I liked it was because I though it would consume my last spool of ribbon; if if it did not, I could probably improvise some increase with some help from other knitters.

Shalom Cardigan only includes three pattern repeats. I still had ribbon. So what I did was take the previous increases and increased the stitch number by one. It seemed to work, except for the border, which because of it’s shortness, turned into a mild ruffle, which is okay by me.

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About The Yarn

Care: Consult a dry cleaner
Color: 1304 [Off-White*]
Content: 70% Cotton, 30% Viscose
Weight: Unknown

Get Off Of My Cloud

* Hooker Leo designation due to missing information

Get Off Of My Cloud Shawl: Inception

Get Off Of My Cloud Shawl: Inception

In truth, this is the third to last thing that was on the same shelf that needed to be worked up into something. Immediately, knitting was option one because crochet of tape, ribbon yarns makes a too-dense fabric.

I found a pattern that I like – Shalom Cardigan by Meghan McFarlane, but the portion I am interested in is part of a sweater/top. I may be able to interpolate the extra increases I will need to consume the spool of ribbon, but help may be necessary. Fortunately, I found a class where I can find assistance, but being such a cheap-skate, I will check the El Segundo Slipt Stitchers again during sit ‘n’ knit. I previously received assistance from a very talented knitter, but since it was on the fly, I don’t feel comfortable.

It is working up quickly so far…just wait till I get to the hard part: interpolating the increases…aiyaa!