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.
Monday, December 04, 2006
Monday, November 20, 2006
Monday, August 28, 2006
Pattern: Icarus Shawl by Miriam Felton found in Interweave Knits, Summer 2006
Saturday, August 26, 2006
Thursday, August 17, 2006
Pattern: Basic Toe Up Sock with 2 x 2 ribbing on the leg
Yarn: Koigu KPPPM (100% Merino Wool; 50 g, 175 yds/160 m)
Needles: US 3/3mm double points
Info: These are going to be a gift for my grandmother. While I was knitting the leg, I forgot to add calf shaping, but soon realized that my grandmother has rather small calves. Even though the top of the leg is a little binding on my leg, it will be perfect for her.
Monday, July 10, 2006
Tuesday, June 27, 2006
Friday, June 23, 2006
Pattern: My Own
Yarn: Cascade Fixation (98.3% cotton, 1.7% elastic) 1 skein #3077 pink lemonade & 1 skein #2406 lavender
Needles: US 4/3.5 mm double pointed needles (set of 5)
Info: These toe socks were made from the toe up and used short rows for the heel. Ideally I wanted to make the socks a lot longer, but I ran out of the pink. The next pair I make will be a lot longer.
Saturday, May 27, 2006
- Chinese Waves by Margaret Radcliffe. Pattern found at the Dishcloth Boutique.
- Broken Rib
- Diagonal Lines
- Basket Weave
- Horseshoe Pattern by Linda Smith. Pattern found at the Dishcloth Boutique.
- Little Checkers
- Basket Weave
Size: Approximately 8" - 10" square
Yarn: Peaches & Cream 1 ball for each wash cloth. From bottom to top:
- Chinese Waves: I dyed this one myselfBroken Rib: Pink Lilacs #159
- Diagonal Lines: Faded Denim #181
- Basket Weave: Lemon Lime #186
- Horseshoe: Winterberry #170
- Triangles/Pyramids: Daisy Ombre #165
- Little Checkers: Peppermint #191
- Basket Weave: Sea Mist #201
Needles: US 7/4.5mm
Info: This is a great quick and easy project that gives you some instant gratification. Each cloth knitted up in a matter of hours. These are a great way to try out new stitch patterns without the commitment of larger projects.
Tuesday, May 23, 2006
Pattern: I based this on the Mia Shrug. Stitch pattern is the Quill Eyelet from Nicky Epstein's Knitting on the Edge
Yarn: Lana Grossa Bingo (100% Virgin Wool, 50g, 80m) color #87, 3 skeins
Needles: US 9/5.5 mm
Info: I used the basic template from the Mia Shrug and adapted them for the stitch pattern I chose and added 3x3 ribbing at the bottom of the arms. This turned out to be a very quick knit.
Photos by Michelle. Modeled by Danielle (Michelle's Sister)
Monday, May 01, 2006
Pattern: Pomatomus by Cookie A. for Knitty.
Yarn: Lang Yarns JaWoll Sport Superwash (75% new wool, 18% nylon, 7% acrylic; 45g/135m +5g of reinforcement) color 53, 2 skeins but you would definitely need more as I fudged it a lot.
Needles: US 1/2.25mm double pointed needles set of 5.
Info: I adjusted the pattern to only one repeat over the ankle/leg portion of the sock because I was afraid of running out of yarn. I did run out of yarn and I ended up using the reinforcement yarn that came with the skein. But that was only for the toe portion of one of the socks. I wear a US size 9 (10 running shoes) so if you have a smaller foot you might get away with it.
Friday, April 21, 2006
Pattern: My own, thought I used Barbara Walkers book Knitting from the Top as a guide, and Nicky Epstein's Knitting on the Edge for the ruffles.
Thursday, April 20, 2006
Pattern: Later 'Gator Mitts by Laura Grutzeck from Stitch n' Bitch Nation. Duck mitts were a variation of this. Gators are child's size 2-6; Ducks are child's size 8-12.
Yarn: Various Worsted Weights (scraps that I had from previous projects)
Needles: US 5/3.75mm & US7/4.5mm double pointed needles
Other Materials: 2 pairs of wiggly eyes for each set of mitts. Glue Gun
Wednesday, April 19, 2006
Pattern: I used Wendy's toe up template for the how to and I incorporated a broken rib pattern for the socks.
Tuesday, April 11, 2006
Yarn: Rowan Cashsoft DK (57% extra fine merino, 33% microfibre, 10% cashmere, 142 yd / 130m per 50g ball)
Needles: US 4/3.5 mm circular needle, US 6/4 mm circular needle, US 6/4 mm double-pointed needles
Other Materials: Size 6 beads (about 120)
Info: I decided to make this hat for two reasons. The first was that I had some of the Rowan Cashsoft left from another project. The second was because I wanted to give knitting with beads a try. This was an easy project and it knit up in no time at all. I think it only took about 4 - 6 hours total. I still have some more Cashsoft left and am considering making another one. I have also received a lot of compliments everytime I wear this.