Embossed Bell Motif

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Yarn: Paton Classic Wool
Needles: 5mm  US 8
Gauge: 14 st & 26 rows = 4 inches
Pattern: Embossed Bell Motif
Stitch Count Repeat: ” Multiple of 8 stitches” according to book.  I cast on 32 st (+ garter edge) & got 7  bells, so I would say multiple of 4 stitches + 4.
Book: “A Treasury of Knitting Patterns”
Page: 138
Comments, if any: Used “Backwards E” cast on for bell. t I think this is best as a single row of bells, possibly start 2nd row with purl 6 (or purl 2) instead of purl 4  to offset motifs by half a repeat.

Back Side
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Up the Nose shot
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Smocking

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Yarn: Bouton d’Or : Cérès, Color: Naturel (worsted)
Wraps Per Inch: 14 wpi
Needles: 4.5 mm / 7 US / 7 BWG
Gauge: 34 sts. & 34 rows to 10cm (4″)
Pattern: Stockinette Stitch
Stitch Count Repeat: Multiple of 8 sts.
Book: A Treasury of Knitting Patterns, chapter 7 Fancy Texture Patterns
Page: 134

Comments: Creates a very dense fabric, though still very soft and supple. Unlike Stockinette no tendancy to curl in either direction. Would make a nice jacket or vest.

Knit by: Alyse [Ravelry]

Variation Honeybee

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Yarn: Lion Brand Wool-Ease Solid – 171 Gold
Wraps Per Inch: 11 wpi
Needles: US 9 (5.5mm)
Gauge: 4.5 sts/in
Pattern: Variation Honeybee
Stitch Count Repeat: Multiple of 12sts
Book: Charted Knitting Designs (A Third Treasury of Knitting Patterns) Page: 254
Difficult Techniques, if any: Picking up the loose strands on row 6 is a bit confusing.
Comments, if any: Blocking is an absolute must.
Knit by: MissCathexis (Ravelry ID: Cathexis)

Carillon Pattern

Yarn: Bernat Handicrafter Cotton

Colour: Robin Egg

Wraps Per Inch: 14

Needles: 4.5 mm

Gauge: 20 sts = 4 inches

Pattern: Carillon Pattern

Stitch Count Repeat: Panel of 17 sts

Book: A Treasury of Knitting Patterns

Page: 140

Knit by: Rochelle

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