Friday, April 18, 2008
The pattern is called Twist and Shout and is made from the toe up, but don't worry if toe-ups are not your style. The pattern can easily be adapted to be worked from the top down. The pattern includes the written stitch pattern as well as a chart. They're made on US 3/3.25, so they knit up pretty quickly.
If you are so inclined, give Twist and Shout a try. I think you'll like them.
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Tuesday, April 17, 2007
Sunday, March 25, 2007
Yarn: Cascades Fixation (98.3 % Cotton, 1.7% Elastic; 100yds/50g skein)
Needles: US 4/3.5 mm double points
Info: I designed the Runners Companion out of necessity. I couldn't find an armband that was both comfortable and functional while I was on my runs. This is truly a quick knit and one skein of yarn can produce two in size small. In all the years (four) that I have been knitting, this was the first time that Hubby has ever asked me to knit something for him.
Friday, February 23, 2007
Pattern: My own
Yarn: Peruvian Collection - Sierra Aran (80% highland wool, 20% alpaca; 50g/83m/91yds) 10 skeins, color #788
Needles: US 7/4.5mm
Gauge: 18 sts & 24 rows = 4 inches
Info: After realizing that I don't have very many sweaters knit for myself, I designed this one to be something that is casual enough to wear while running errands and dressy enough to wear while going out for drinks with friends. Knit from the top down with some shaping at the waist, I think this one is a keeper.
Thursday, January 11, 2007
Thursday, December 28, 2006
Saturday, December 09, 2006
Yarn: Lang Yarns JaWoll Sport Jacquard (75% new wool, 18% nylon, 7% acrylic) 50 g, 150 m, color 120; 2 skeins
Needles: US 1/2.25mm double points
gauge: 8.5 sts & 12.25 rows = 1 inch
Info: I literally cranked these out. They started out as my travel project, then were my only project as I needed to get them done. When my only project, I actually finished one of the socks in four days. Fifteen days after the initial cast on, they were done. This was the first time that I have used the figure eight cast on for toe ups. Initially it was awkward and hard, but I think that this is my new way to go. I also used the decrease bind off method for the first time as well. It is so much more flexible than the way I usually bind off.