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Take the Plunge

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Summer fun and daring designs come together in Take the Plunge.  Cast on an exciting adventure from your favorite knitting chair!  Summer breezes greet both you and your stitches as you intentionally drop, squeal, and dive. 

 

Each pattern progresses in mystery, with the use of drop stitches, from an easy drop shawl to a beach cover-up that reveals a sunlit surprise.  Submerge gets your feet wet gently as you begin to drop select stitches on your asymmetrical shawl.  Dive kicks it up a level to create a faux-shaped cover-up that works with swimwear and tanks, alike.  Embrace the Plunge, in the most exhilarating design of the series. 

 

Being selected by Malabrigo for the MFPP (Malabrigo Freelance Pattern Project) program was such an honor!  As I knit with cotton year-round, I typically use different weights for each season.  The challenge was on.  The goal: to stylistically create a collection of summer designs in their DK/Worsted weight Verano.  Using a larger needle than normal and introducing airiness with drop stitches was my answer to the challenge. 

 

Take the Plunge includes 3 patterns (Dive, Plunge, and Submerge) all of which are tech edited, test knit, and fully written with the repeats charted.  Schematics, diagrams, how-to’s, custom sizing calculators, and photos are also included.

 

Patterns:

Dive, a bathing suit/ tank cover up.

Dive into summer knitting as you relax by your favorite water view!  Toss your head back to soak up summer’s sun while your needles click, click, click.  Abstract butterflies emerge from drop stitch cable patterns in Dive, a bathing suit cover-up that also may be worn over a tank with shorts.

 

Plunge, a summer tee.

                Let summer breezes waft through your stitches in Submerge.  This asymmetrical drop shawl features alternating cables for a rippling effect through the design.  As if lighting upon the water’s edge, butterfly dip stitches flutter through the I-cord Bind Off.  To keep it simple for those wanting a shallow end dip into drops, only the drop stitches are purled making them easily recognizable throughout the work. 

 

Submerge, a summer shawl.

                Let summer breezes waft through your stitches in Submerge.  This asymmetrical drop shawl features alternating cables for a rippling effect through the design.  As if lighting upon the water’s edge, butterfly dip stitches flutter through the I-cord Bind Off.  To keep it simple for those wanting a shallow end dip into drops, only the drop stitches are purled making them easily recognizable throughout the work. 

 

Note: for continuity with the print edition, the PDF version is also sized 8.5x8.5.
You will get a PDF (22MB) file

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