Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Groovy Purse

Pattern: My Own
Yarn: Groovy (nylon cording)
Needles: US 10/6mm circulars
Other materials: 1 set of circular pursce handles in black
Info: I originally purchased this yarn for something else, but after I was messing around with various stitch patterns, it was begging me to become a purse. It is a pretty quick knit and I actually like how the color pools.
Here is a close up of the stitch pattern:

Sunday, March 12, 2006

Rib & Cable Socks

Yarn: Silja (80% superwash wool, 20% nylon), 2 skeins
Needles: US 1/2.25mm double points
Info: I followed the pattern exactly. Though the yarn called for 3-3.5mm, I did not like the way the yarn was so loose and airy with the larger needles. The needles I used made a much more dense fabric, though not as stretchy as I initially thought that it would be. If I were to use this yarn again I would use US 2/2.75mm. I didn't have any and I got the correct gauge using the US 1/2.25mm. I have to say that I did enjoy making these.