Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Sunday, May 27, 2007

Hot Head Hat and Scarf- FOs



Pattern: Hot Head Hat from Stitch 'n Bitch and my own scarf pattern based off of the hat color scheme.
Yarn: Lamb's Pride Bulky
Needles: US 10.5

Saturday, May 26, 2007

Mom's Sophisticated Scarf- FO


Pattern: Mom's Sophisticated Scarf from Stitch 'n Bitch Nation
Yarn: Five balls of Karabell Aurora 8
Needles: US 5 (kill me now)

Friday, May 25, 2007

Men's (faux) Cashmere Scarf- FO



Pattern: Men's Cashmere Scarf from Last Minute Knitted Gifts
Yarn: one hank of Plymouth Baby Alpaca Grande in color 405
Needles: US 11

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Purl Scarf- FO



Pattern: The Purl Scarf from Last Minute Knitted Gifts
Yarn: Two hanks of Manos del Uruguay, two balls Classic Elite Le Gran, one ball Rowan Kidsilk Haze
Needles: US 15

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Union Square Shawl/Poncho-FO


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

Even More Socks-FOs



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

Lorna's Laces Socks- FO



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

LMKG Legwarmers- FO


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

Greek Pullover- FO



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

Norwegian Mittens- FO



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

Dayflower Lace Scarf- FO


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

Island Cotton scarf- FO


Pattern: 2x2 rib
Yarn: Island Cotton, one skein
Needles: US 15

Sunday, May 13, 2007

More Socks-FO's



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

Chevron Scarf- FO


Pattern: Chevron Scarf from Last Minute Knitted Gifts
Yarn: 2 skeins each of two different Koigu Painter's Pallette Premium Merino (KPPPM) colors (I forget which ones)
Needle: US 5

Monday, May 07, 2007

Cherry Tree Hill socks- FO's



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

Central Park Hoodie- FO



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.

Saturday, May 05, 2007

Lace-Up Fingerless Gloves- FO



Pattern: Lace-Up Fingerless Gloves from Alterknits size Small
Yarn: one skein of Manos Del Uruguay
Needles: size US 8 DPN's

Friday, May 04, 2007

Schaefer Anne Socks- FO



Here is a pair of simple stockinette (I know, how boring) socks. These were knit on size US 0 needles with Schaefer Anne sock yarn.