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"DesiLoop", pronounced "They See" loop, was created by SSK in 2011. She is originally from India and likes to call herself “A Student of Life”. She is a self-taught knit and crochet designer who is ...
"DesiLoop", pronounced "They See" loop, was created by SSK in 2011. She is originally from India and likes to call herself “A Student of Life”. She is a self-taught knit and crochet designer who is constantly on the lookout for new techniques, ideas, and inspirations. She has been creating stuff for as long as she can remember. Her designs have also been featured in newsstand and online magazines like Knitty, Tangled, YarnForward, & Inside Crochet. Off late she is growing more and more obsessed with seamless projects and doesn't need an excuse to start one.
SSK also loves sewing, embroidery and all things fabric. She is now working on drafting her perfect fit basic patterns so that she can design all kinds of garments to sew.
Swoop is one of those designs that kept playing in my head and I just had to realize it. My first try at the idea was with different stitches but it did not work out as intended. I did like the body pattern but the border did not work. This version is my second try and it seems perfect. The body is made lengthwise and later a border is added in the usual widthwise direction. The stitches are very easy and I am sure this shawlette would be a go-to piece in everyone(tm)s closet. The choice of yarn can make a lot of difference in transforming this shawlette from simple to posh.
Before (after) blocking
Length at the centre (without border):
Length of Border: 3 (4)
The 6 page pdf has both written instructions and charts. Separate Charts for left and right handed crocheters.
Test Knitters: Soxvixen, Craftymizz, DyeSpinKnit
Technical Editor: Chaitanya Muralidhara
US Terminology used.
Sock weight: 13 sts/5 rows = 4x4 in body pattern
Fingering weight: 16sts/4 rows = 4x4 in body pattern