Tuesday, March 27, 2007
Pattern: generic sock pattern (see below for deets)
Yarn: Trekking XXL in Color 132
Yardage: 100g/460yds. One ball had enough for 3 socks (I only made 2)
Needles: Crystal Palace bamboo US size 1 DPN's (I lurrrrvvvvee these needles!)
I love Trekking yarn, especially after the first wash. They get sooooo much softer. For these socks I cast on 60 stitches, did an inch or so of 2x1 rib before changing to stockinette, and used a french heel and the commonly-used toe for which I cannot remember the name (I think I decreased to 24 sts and then grafted the toe together). Wheeeee!
Monday, March 26, 2007
Pattern: Unisex Gloves from One Skein
Yarn: Araucania Nature Wool color 29
Yardage: 242yds/100g- I made the women's size and had more than enough yarn left over to make a third glove (but didn't)
Needles: the recommended US 7's and 8's, DPNs
Comments: I will never knit gloves again. Mittens for me. Yes... Mittens for me.
Saturday, March 24, 2007
Pattern: my own
Yarn: Karabella Boise, 50% cashmere, 50% merino
Yardage: 50g/163yds per ball. One ball used.
Needles: US 5 addi turbo 16" circulars
Gauge: 6.25 st/in
I knit this thinking it would be a nice alternative to wearing scarves in the winter. I got the yarn on sale (it was still pretty expensive) and thought, "what could I make out of one skein of this?". So I decided to make a cowl. I cast on 112 stitches and k3,p1 for 5 rows. Then I knit for 7 inches or so before finishing with another 5 rows of k3,p1 ribbing. This thing feels delicious against my neck, I absolutely love it!