Wednesday, May 30, 2007
Monday, May 28, 2007
Sunday, May 27, 2007
Saturday, May 26, 2007
Friday, May 25, 2007
Thursday, May 24, 2007
Wednesday, May 23, 2007
Pattern: Union Square Shawl/Poncho from Weekend Knitting
Yarn: Tahki Donegal Tweed
Needles: US 9
Notes: This was one of my first big projects when I learned to knit. It was knit back in 2004, so I have no idea how much yarn was used, or what shade the yarn is. It was enjoyable to knit after I figured out the baby cable. I wear this all the time... but never outside the house, as it is rather large.
Tuesday, May 22, 2007
Monday, May 21, 2007
The sock on the left is a 3x1 top-down sock knit from Knitpicks Memories in Cape Cod. Two skeins, US 1 needles, 66 stitches cast on.
The sock on the right is a plain, toe-up sock knit on size 2 needles, 52 stitches cast on, knit with Socks that Rock Mediumweight in Lagoon. I used this method for the short-row toes and heels.
Sunday, May 20, 2007
Pattern: The one on the left is a generic top-down sock and the one on the right is this sock
Yarn: The yarn on the left is one skein (yes, one skein for two socks) of Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sport in Irving Park on US 3 needles, the one on the right is specially dyed Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock in Manzanita on US 2 and 3 (US 3 for the calf). In my original post it said I was working with 1's and 2's but that sock turned out too small and I had to re-knit it with the suggested 2's and 3's.
Note: I love both Lorna's Laces yarn and the pattern for the Cable Rib socks, but I won't be buying the specially dyed sock yarn from Purl anymore. I was expecting the stripes to be wider and they clearly weren't. It would have been okay if they were the width/length that they are, but the contrast of white and raspberry is too much for the short little stripes.
Saturday, May 19, 2007
Pattern: Legwarmers from Last Minute Knitted Gifts
Yarn: One skein of Cascade 220 and one skein of Rowan Kidsilk Haze held together
Needles: US 6
I loooove these legwarmers. I wear them all winter long. The Kidsilk Haze works well to take the itch out of the Cascade 220 (even though its not that itchy of a yarn, it still softens it up). I didn't make the legwarmers as long as the pattern suggests because my legs just aren't that long, so I only needed 1 skein of the KSH. Lurvely!
Friday, May 18, 2007
Pattern:Greek Pullover from the Fall 2005 Interweave Knits
Yarn: exactly 8 balls (872 yards) of Valley Yarns Florence (distributed by Yarn.com) in color 29030 for the size 38
Needles: US 7
Mods: After seaming, the arms and trunk were SHORT!!! This after I made them longer while knitting up the individual pieces. So, time for surgery, I snipped a stitch close to the purl ridge hems for the body and each sleeve, unraveled that row, picked up the stitches, knit 4 inches (!!!) to the sleeves and body. This yarn has GOT to be schizophrenic. Also, I found the neck to be more "open" than I would have liked, so I single crocheted 4 rows around the neckline instead of the suggested 1 row.
Thursday, May 17, 2007
Pattern: Norwegian Mittens from Elizabeth Zimmermann's Knitter's Almanac
Yarn: Knitpicks Telemark in Icicle (2 balls) and Skyline (1 ball)
Needles: US 3
Notes: This was my first colorwork project. I really liked it, even though it took me several tries to get the first mitten going. I knit them really tight though, so they fit me perfectly instead of being of a "large" size, like EZ states in her book. I guess that was just luck though... erm... I mean, I planned it that way! The Telemark is nice, though not the softest thing I've ever used. But its so frickin' cheap, why the hell not? This project cost under $6!
Tuesday, May 15, 2007
Pattern: Dayflower Lace Scarf
Yarn: one skein of Soysilk Oasis in Rose
Needles: US 8
Notes: I probably won't knit this scarf again because it curls too much, even after severe blocking. It pretty much looks like a lace tube when worn. Perhaps I'll try it in an animal fiber to see if that helps, but... eh...
Monday, May 14, 2007
Sunday, May 13, 2007
The sock on the left is made with Claudia Handpaint Fingering Weight in color "Oops" on sise US 2 needles using this toe-up method.
The sock on the right is the first "real" sock I ever made, so its a bit floopy, just like the striped sock here. It was knit from Trekking XXL using US 2 needles.
Saturday, May 12, 2007
Monday, May 07, 2007
These socks were both made with Cherry Tree Hill sock yarn. The one on the left is from my second *real* (read: not made of bulky yarn on size 10 needles) pair of socks I ever made. It was knit on US 2 DPNs and, being one of my first attempts at *real* socks, I had not yet realized that I prefer my socks with about .5-1" negative ease and a fairly dense fabric. SO the sock on the right was knit with the same pattern and the same number of stitches cast on, but I knit it on US 1 DPNs and it fits marvelously. Much less floppy than the pretty strip-ed ones.
Sunday, May 06, 2007
Pattern: The Fall 2006 issue of Knitscene
Yarn: about 615g/1125yds of Tahki Donegal Tweed in color 868
Needles: US 8 and 6
Notes: I made the 40" bust size because I wanted a roomier fit. I absolutely love this sweater, and have received TONS of compliments on it, but I would knit my true size (36") if I could go back and do it over. Also, I don't know why the sweater looks wonky in this picture, I swear the front doesn't hang down like that. Maybe I buttoned it wrong, who knows. I also grafted the top of the hood instead of seaming it. I just sort of guessed how to graft cables and it worked. Yay! I guess grafting lots of stst sock toes paid off.