I decided to start knitting the top of my sweater for the herrringbone fabric. More updates to follow.
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Sunday, August 12, 2012
Saturday, August 11, 2012
So the first pic is on a US 6 and the fabric was too stiff, so I bumped up the needles to 10s, recommended for this bulky yarn. I am loving the result so much I can't stop squishing it. So I dub thee : Smooshie.
It's a brioche stich, I am halfway through 1 ball with 3 more to go. Hopefully enough to make a decent Cowl. I plan to graft the edges together at the end. Glad I finally found and started a project for this yarn I bought when I was just a newbie.
Yarn : Katia Peru
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Easy pattern to remember and I found it enjoyable to knit, although I had a bit of trouble with the thumb as you will see later in my next post. It will need some surgery.
I am already thinking of a cardigan to match!
If you do, let me know, could we do a KAL? I stopped because they started to look wrong to me and I am not in a group up here, so no one to ask.
Although coincidentally I met a lady on the train home tonight who taught knit/crochet to grad students. She complimented me on my 2nd fiesta mitten I started. I actually came home to see if I could find her on ravelry. Oh well, I sent an message to somebody, we shall see.
Sunday, June 17, 2012
I was not ready to join the party at first. I felt the instructions, for the Fiesta Mittens, at first, to be a little over-complex, however, now that I have gotten as far as the thumb gusset, I feel I really gotten the knack of it.
You can tell from the pics that my varigated yarn has the exact grey of my main color for some stretches which I decided were not worth frogging but for the future stretches of grey I have gathered them in knots to be woven in after. This way I get the most of the bright color changes.
I also could only find one US 1, so I did the cuff in a 0 and I am using a 1 on the back of the hand and the 0 in the palm.
So far, I am loving this project!
Sunday, June 10, 2012
I started these Marywarmers again after abandoning the varigated yarn I got from Schaefer called Anne, I believe, which proved to be too thin & this Jitterbug is probably a smidgen too thick. However, I think I am going to enjoy the finished product more with a little thickness to it for the northern fall.
Sunday, June 3, 2012
I have been looking for this pattern! I like how it is coming out so far. I am holding 2 strands, one from outside the cake, and 1 center-pull strand. It twists a bit as you knit but I like the color variation you get. When I used this as 1 strand stockinette, I didn't like the pooling I was seeing. I would recommend a technique of knitting 2 rows & then switch to yarn from center & knit 2. I have even heard switch every row but it would help with the pooling. However, having said that my pattern called for dk, so I had to double up.
Very easy pattern to memorize for knitting on the subway.
Saturday, May 19, 2012
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Yarn : Blue Sky Alpaca Suri Merino in Dusk
This is the same yarn I used for My Caramel which I have yet to post pics of becasue it turned out so massive. I had plans to steek it and make it a cardigan or pullover, with enough knitted fabric leftover to make a cowl, but my friend who works at Calvin Klein insists it is great just the way it is, and swayed me. Now I am no longer certain and I need a tie breaker opinion....