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SCORED some fresh kale at the Market. No doubt this stuff is HEAVEN ON EARTH. Here is the ingredIent list we got at the MARKET.
2 Small bunches of KALE, stem removed (Garber Farms removed the kale from a bucket of water)
3 Cups Brussel Sprouts halved
1/2 cup sliced mushrooms
Garlic Infused Oil.
Herbs Du Province (Spice Rack)
Vegetable Broth 8 oz.
Salt and Pepper to Taste
Balsamic Vinegarette just a drizzle (We used "Simply Dressed")
Parmesean Cheese, freshly grated
Add 2 TBS oil to non-stick pot. Apply medium heat, add halved sprouts, then sliced mushrooms and sautee. Season with salt and pepper. Add 1/2 cup broth when sprouts and mushrooms start to brown. Simmer for 5 minutes and add kale. Sprinkle with 1/2 tsp Herbs du province.
Add remainder of broth, cover and simmer until sprouts are JUST tender. Drizzle balsamic vinegarette on top and cover with heat off for 1-2 minutes.
Spoon onto plate and dust with parmesean.
Perfect for intermediate cold days when wearing a hat is too much. This design is ideal for keeping ears warm. Materials: 1 skein NWAT BROWN & TURQOISE TWIST, (MC) 1 ounce fingering weight yarn in contrasting solid yarn (CC), U.S. size 3 straight needles and 10 inches of hat elastic.
Cast on 128 st in MC.
Rows 1,5,7,15,17,19,21,25 - Knit
Rows 2,4,6,8,10,12,20,22,24 Purl
Row 3: K 1, YO, K 2 tog, repeat to end
Row 9: Change to CC, K
Row 11: Change to Change to MC, K.
Row 13: Continue MC and begin pattern k, knitting design in second color, always holding color just worked to left and picking up new color from underneath, ending pattern k row.
Row 14: Continue MC, p
Row 16: Change to CC, p
Row 23, K 1 YO, knit 2 tog. Repeat to end.
Finishing: Fold back on k 1, Yarn Over, knit 2 tog rows to make scallop edge, sl st to wrong side of band. Fold back ends 1/2 inch and sl st to wrong side of band to make hems. Slip elastic through hems, tie and conceal knot. Fasten off ends of hems.
This shawl was crocheted early this year and displayed during several events. Many customers requested the pattern. So here it is! The shell pattern was easy to crochet and worked up quickly. This version was done in a sport weight yarn, but fingering weight could be used for a lacier effect. The pattern was originally published in the June 1973 Workbasket Magazine. We love these classic designs!
The shawl requires approximately 24 ounces of our sport weight alpaca yarn. Use size K crochet hook and crochet very loose for the lacy pattern.
Abbreviations: ch (chain), sc (single crochet), dc (double crochet), tr (treble), st (stitch), sk (skip), sp (space), lp (loop)
Gauge: 6 DC equal 2 inches
Shawl: Ch 4 to begin.
Row 1: 3 Dc in 4th st from hook. Note: Always count turning ch as first st.
Row 2: Ch 4, turn, sk 2 dc, 8 tr between 2nd and 3rd dc, --9 tr.
Row 3: Ch 3, turn, dc in each st -- 9 dc.
Row 4: Ch 4, turn, 8 tr in first st (shell), sk 4 dc, dc between 2 dc, sk 3 dc, 9 tr (shell) in top of turning ch.
Row 5: Ch 3, turn, dc in each st and in top of turning ch --19 dc.
Row 6 and All Even Rows: Ch 4, turn, 8 tr in first st, sk 4 dc, dc in next sp, sk 5 dc, shell in next sp, sk 4 dc, dc in next sp, sk 4 dc, shell in top of turning ch.
Row 7 and All Uneven Rows: Ch 3, turn dc in each st and in top of turning ch.
Continue to work in this manner, having 1 more shell each end of every other row until 17 rows of shells have been completed. Fasten off.
Finishing-- Row 1: Working around shaped edge of shawl and with right side facing, join yarn in st at end of last row, *ch 5, sc in top of tr, ch 5, sc in top of next dc, repeat from * around.
Row 2: *Ch 5, turn, sc in 3rd st of ch of previous row, repeat from * around, ending ch 5, sc in st at edge of shawl, fasten off.
Optional Fringe: Cut strands of yarn 12 inches long. Know 4 strands in every ch 5 lp around shaped edges of shawl. Trim ends. Steam lightly.
This shawl is the product of knitting in public this summer. Strangling Vine lace knit stole done with straight white alpcaca yarn from my herd in the backyard using size 4 needles. All that needs to be done is weave in the ends. I love white! To block this I gave it a light bth in lavender baby shampoo, rinsed it and rolled it in a towel. Here it is drying.