Ep 145: Extreme Shawl Collars and Daring Knitting Repairs

Kelly Locke


Kelly dreams of an extreme shawl collar and Marsha takes on a daring knitting repair  Also, we have a coupon code for gorgeous bags at 3GreenSisters Etsy shop. Visit their site and use the code TWOEWES to get 15% off and free US shipping. 

Marsha’s Projects

The deck project is moving along. I visited a blacksmith for information about a gate using salvage iron parts. 

I’ve been busy knitting Holey Comfort cardigan by Hinterm Stein using Elemental Effects Cormo. Knit about 8” of the body.

coral colored sweater, partially knit

I realized that I'd missed a garter stitch rib on the front band, so I did a Kelly trick Kelly taught me to fix the mistake.

edge of sweater showing missing purl ridge pattern
ripped out threads organized and ready to re-knit
purl ridge has been reknit, collar band corrected

The pattern has increases on the front and back but on different rows. I had to make myself a chart to keep track of the increases. 

page showing chart to mark increases

Here is the Rainey Sister’s blog showing the technique of dropping back to fix a section of knitting. 

I did not finish the cotton spinning in time for our Summer Spin In. Too much going on here!

Kelly’s Projects 

I’ve finished the knitting for the Targhee Lamb handspun sweater using the Dark and Stormy pattern by Thea Colman.  The vintage buttons are perfect and I’ve even worn it, but it still needs to be blocked. 

cabled detail on back of brown sweater

front detail of brown sweater showing 1 inch buttons

I finished the socks from handspun as we are finishing up the Summer Spin-In. I’m using the yarn I spun out of the Shaky K fiber that I got at Stitches this past February. 

I also cast on a second charity hat. The existing one is purple and pink yarn held doubled that I used for the Raticorn. The new one is turquoise and red handspun along with a ball of turquoise/teal leftovers from stash.

I met my pledge and did two rows on the Sonny Bono Jacket. Once I finish this second sleeve and sew it in, then I only have the collar to finish. (Note: after recording I finished both sleeves and they are ready to sew in.)

furry gray sweater with sleeves not yet sewn on

Marsha and I are both interested in the Buttoned Wrap by Paula Marshall. It’s a crocheted shawl that would be perfect for a combo spin.

fall colored wrap with a large button arranged on a dress form
photo by Ravelry member mamasllamas


I first saw it as a picture in an ad while I was reading the newspaper online. I thought it was a commercial product, but thought it would make a great project. I posted it on the Ravelry group. A group member went looking and discovered that it was a hijacked photo from a Ravelry project page! 

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Summer Spin-In

The Summer Spin-In has ended and there were so many participants! Thank you!

We’ll announce winners in two weeks.  There were 126 entries in the handspun skein thread and 38 entries in the made from handspun thread. This is our best “along” yet!

Two adventurers will win bags from 3 Green Sisters.  Check out their shop! They make project bags, spinning wheel bags and loom bags. Even if you don’t win a bag as a prize, they are offering a 15% savings for any bag in their shop. Use the coupon code TWOEWES.  They also provide free shipping in the US.

The bags are made from recycled, upcycled, repurposed, vintage and rescued fabrics.  They have many sources to obtain our fabrics including an incredible fabric shop in NYC which lets them "dumpster dive" remnants, generous upholstery and drapery making shops who save their scraps, yard sales, Estate Sales and of course, second hand shops.  Each bag is a one of a kind.  It is their small way to give back to Mother Nature.  

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