Ocean Breeze Mystery KAL // Designed by Booknits // Handmaiden Sea Silk and Rowan Kidsilk Haze // Pearl and shiny mauve beads // MODS: added beads to the last row, blocked into tri-points // Photos from Spruce Head, Maine // Detailed blog post // Ravelry project // Pinterest

Summer Fling tote // Free pattern from Espace Tricot blog // 2 skeins Quince & Co. Sparrow // Seamless and a pretty awesome pattern // Blog post with detail // Ravelry project // Pinterest

Anonymous said: Hi, can you advise best way to press the squares for the Afghan? I usually steam iron over a cloth on reverse of knitting but find that sometimes this presses out the pattern? Your squares look beautifully neat. Help please! Many thanks, Kim

I find that steaming doesn’t have as much staying power as pinning a piece out and spraying it with water.  I have some details on how I like to block here: http://www.dayanaknits.com/2014/02/how-i-block-my-knits.html

Good luck and thanks for contacting me!

It’s the finishing stretch of the Rowan Pure Wool Worsted Mystery Afghan KAL, yo! // Free pattern by Martin Storey from the Rowan website // See blog for tips on Counting Cable Rows, Using Short Rows To Turn Trim Corners and Sewing This Baby Up // Blog post // Ravelry project // Pinterest