Knitted Triangle Shawl

A simple knitted shawl is always nice to have around to keep the shoulder’s warm.  This pattern is on a level of EASY.

Measures:  72 inches at the widest point and 24 inches at the longest point.

Yarn Used:  Red Heart Super Saver Ombre (I used the Baja Blue for the color)

Needles:  Circular knitting Needle US 8, 40 inches long.  Stitch markers.

Hooks:  for the trim Crochet Hook J (Optional)

Abbreviations:

k = knit; k2tog = knit 2 stitches together; tog = together; yo= yarn over; [] = work directions in brackets until the number of times specified; dc = double crochet (trim); sc=single crochet (trim)

NOTES:  This Shawl is worked back and forth in rows.  Utilizing a circular needle allows for the width as it grows.

Row 1: (Right Side):  k1, yo, k1, yo, place marker, k1, place marker, yo, k1, yo,k1 = 9 stitches.

Row 2: knit

Row 3: k1, yo, knit to marker, yo, slip marker, k1, slip marker, yo, knit to last stitch yo, k1.  = 13 stitches

Row 4: knit

Repeat rows 3-4 three more times = 25 stitches on the last row worked.

Row 11:  k1, yo, knit to marker, yo, slip marker, k1, slip marker, yo, knit to last stitch, yo, k1 = 29 stitches.

Row 12: k1, purl to last stitch, k1.

Repeat rows 11-12 two more times = 37 stitches on last row.

Row 17 (Right Side):  k1, yo, k1,[yo, k2tog] to marker, yo, slip marker, k1, slip marker, [yo, k2tog] to last stitch, yo, k1, yo, k1 = 41 stitches.

Row 18:  Repeat row 12.

Repeat rows 11-18 until there are 269 stitches are on the last row worked.

Next row (Wrong side):  Knit.

Next Row:  k1,yo,knit to last stitch, yo, k1 = 271 stitches.

Bind off on the last wrong side row.

For the trim:

Start on a corner: Attach using the loop method with your yarn.  Chain 3 (This is your first double chain. 3 more DC, chain one, 4 double chains in the same stitch on the corner. Skip 2 stitches and SC in the third stitch.

Skip 2 stitches, 4 DC in the next stitch skip 2 stitches, single chain in the next stitch.

Continue this shell pattern until the next corner.

On the next corner stitch:  DC 4 in the same stitch, chain one, DC 4 in same stitch skip two stitches, 4 DC in the next stitch skip 2 stitches, single chain in the next stitch.

Continue this shell pattern until the next corner.

On the next corner stitch:  DC 4 in the same stitch, chain one, DC 4 in same stitch skip two stitches, 4 DC in the next stitch skip 2 stitches, single chain in the next stitch.

Using a single chain attach to your original corner starting shell top.

To block, pin piece on board evenly and flat to remove “curl”.  Spray with a little water and leave to dry.

Then Wear and Enjoy!

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Until Next Time,

Kay L. Rice

 

 

Alphabet Soup Mix in a Jar

Meal-Prepping and filling your pantry doesn’t have to be a daunting task.  Utilizing dehydrated veggies and herbs works great to have a quick grab and prepared home cooked meal.  These also have a great shelf life to have on hand during emergency and disaster situations.

Today I am sharing a fun kid friendly recipe.  Alphabet Soup.  And it tastes so much better than store bought condensed.

First to prepare your jars.

  • 1 half pint canning jar with a tight lid.
  • 1 cup alphabet pasta
  • 2 tablespoons dried vegetable flakes
  • 1 teaspoon chicken bouillon granuals or powder
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper

Directions for jars.

  1. Make sure your jar and lids are clean and dry!
  2. Layer 1/2 cup of pasta, then 1 tablespoon of dehydrated veggies, then the boullion and Pepper.
  3. Layer the second tablespoon of veggies then the second half cup of pasta.
  4. The layering just makes it “pretty”.
  5. Tightly screw on your lid and label.
  6. Alphabet Soup Mix
  7. Add 4 cups water + 1/2 cup of tomato pasta sauce.

When you are ready to use.

  1. Place water, pasta sauce and contents of jar in a large sauce pan.
  2. Bring to a boil on high heat.
  3. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes, uncovered, or until pasta and veggies are tender.

Easy peasy!

Place in a cool place to store that isn’t prone to high humidity, your pantry.
Until next time!

Kay L Rice

Rabbit Stew

Rabbit is a wonderful lean meat.  Whether domestic or wild rabbit makes a wonderful meal.  This is a very basic stew recipe which uses a whole rabbit and lots of mushrooms.  I use my Dutch oven for this stew.

Ingredients:

  • 1 whole rabbit. (Cleaned and cut up into pieces)
  • 3 cups of mushrooms your choice (my favorites are baby Bella’s, oyster, morales) cut up in large pieces.
  • 2 small turnips, peeled and diced
  • 1 parsnip peeled and diced
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup cooking Sherry
  • 2 small onions diced
  • 8 cloves garlic sliced
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon of fresh or dried thyme
  • 1 tablespoon parsley flakes
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tablespoon of ground black pepper

Directions

  1. In your Dutch oven, melt your butter.
  2. While Butter is melting, dust your rabbit pieces (yes leave the bones in the meat) with flour.
  3. Brown your rabbit in the butter.  Just brown the outsides.
  4. In a separate skillet, sauteed your onions, garlic and mushrooms in olive oil.
  5. Add in your sauteed ingredients over your rabbit pieces.
  6. Add in your parsnip and turnips.
  7. Sprinkle in your herbs and pepper.
  8. Add in your chicken broth.
  9. Move your stove eye heat to medium.
  10. Add in slowly while stirring your cooking Sherry (white cooking wine works nice too, just don’t mix the two).
  11. Simmer for 1 hour.
  12. Turn down to low.
  13. Using some of the broth (take out about a half a cup) stir in a spoon or two of flour to make a rich gravy and stir back into your stew.
  14. Turn on low until ready to sit down to enjoy.
  15. Yes the bones stay in the entire time.
  16. Serve and enjoy with some sourdough biscuits.


Enjoy!

Until next time,

Mrs. Kay Rice