No willpower at all.

HI! I'm MMario.

I'm addicted to creating shawl patterns.

I'm blaming this one on Steve Lyle.


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I swear, one of these days I'm going to learn to knit in the round for no other reason but to do MMario's shawls. I had so much fun doing the Faux Spanish Lace. I've really got to get it together!

MMario's picture

Blake - a lot of them have flat knit variations.

MMario - I'm not divorced from reality - we're having a trial separation

Oh, I've seen that they do, and I'm going out later today to look for a yarn for 'Damascus'. But I also need to get over the fear I have of circular knitting, so my plan is while I'm out to get a set of dpns and take some leftover worsted weight yarn and try out one of the doilies from Yarn Over to see if I can figure it out. Maybe then I can do one of your beautiful circular shawls, or the Spanish Armada, which I think is absolutely gorgeous.

Thomasknits's picture

I just can't keep up


YarnGuy716's picture

At least it isn't drinking, drugs, gambling, binge eating or anything else tat would cause you harm. Plus when you are done you have beautiful lace.

chipsir's picture

yes and I am addicted to your creations!!!!!!!!!!!! okay am I missing something or am I just not clever enough to know what the symbols mean?

MMario's picture

my bad. I forgot the stitch key.

O = yarnover
/ = right leaning decrease = k2tog
\ = left leaning decrease - I usually use skp or k2tog tbl
^ = purl two together
w = knit one, yarnover, knit one all in the same stitch.
blank squares are knit
p = purl
v = knit front and back (- or knit1,purl 1 into same sttitch if you prefer)t
totally black are just markers - no stitch

MMario - I'm not divorced from reality - we're having a trial separation

chipsir's picture

Thanks Mario, I really thought I was mindless lol

NonStopAndrew's picture

Okay, so I am thinking that this may be a better option for my first MMario creation. I can actually understand what it is asking me to do.

Buck Strong's picture

I blame Steve for many things. It's more fun that way.
"A man may fight for many things. His country, his friends, his principles, the glistening tear on the cheek of a golden child. But personally, I'd mud-wrestle my own mother for a ton of cash, an amusing clock and a sack of French porn." Blackadder

To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring-it was peace.
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