Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Monday, September 29, 2008
Now to pick the names....
In knitting news, I have been on a finishing rampage. I can't even imagine what it would feel like to have a "clean slate" and have no WIPs... That probably and realistically won't happen. So, I cast on for another Yvette poncho. he he.
I also had a brainstorm for some fingerless gloves that will be named, "Cold Hands, Warm Heart." I can't wait to swatch. I have the design all planned out. The best part of it is I will be making them out of beautiful alpaca that a friend got for me in Vermont (just because she was driving by an alpaca farm and thought of me) - nice friend huh? I may submit the pattern to knitty or something, so I am not going to post anything else on it... Isn't the mystery intriguing?
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Saturday, September 27, 2008 - 3:30-5:30pm. Robin's Eggs to go with the nest.
Saturday, Baby Robins ( have to check this date..)
Friday, October 17, 2008 - 11am-1pm. Needle felted pumpkin(s).
Friday, October 24, 2008 - 5:30-7:30pm. Needle felted pumpkin(s).
Loppem Sweater Class
Saturday, November 1, 8, 15, 2008. 3:30-5:30pm.
Extra help with me by arranged appointment through the shop.
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Yarn: Super Bulky
Needles: size 17 US/12mm straight and circular about 30”
Gauge: 7 st and 11 rows = 4” x 4”
Finished length (approximate)= 14”
Finished width at neck (approximate) =14”
Finished width at shoulder (approximate) =22”
Finished width at bottom(approximate) = 32”
The cable band uses 1 stitch at the L side of RS work as a border. The body of the poncho will be picked up around this stitch and not interrupt the cable design.
K – knit
P - purl
C3R – sl 3 st off needle hold at back, K3 st, K3 st off cable needle
C3L – sl 3 st off needle hold at front, K 3 st, K3 st off cable needle
K2tog tbl – Knit 2 together, through the back loop
Pm – place marker
Beg – beginning
Sl – slip
St – stitch
Yo – yarn over
Cast on 10 st using longtail cast on.
Purl one row.
Begin Cable Braid Pattern.
Cable Braid Pattern:
Row 1: C3R, K3, K1
Row 2: Purl row
Row 3: K row
Row 4: P row
Row 5: K row
Row 6: P row
Row 7: K 3, C3L, K 1
Row 8: P row
Row 9: K row
Row 10: P row
Row 11: K row
Row 12: P row
Repeat Cable Braid pattern for about 23” giving the band a slight tug to stretch. End with a P row. This is about 5 repeats of the pattern. You can add/subtract/adjust the K and P rows if you need more length, or would like the cabling to be closer together.
Graft edges together with working yarn using Kitchner St.
Pick up 48 st around cable band using the one K st as guide. PM for beg of rnd. K one rnd.
Note: There will be 8 shoulder st, 16 st for front, 8 shoulder st, 16 st for back.
Increase Row: K 8 pm, yo, K 16 pm, yo, K8 pm, yo, K16 pm, yo. (4 st increased, 52 st total).
Next row: K rnd.
Inc rnd: *(K to marker, sl m, yo), repeat from *. (4 st inc, 56 st total)
Next row: K rnd. You may remove all markers except for beg of rnd.
K until piece measures 11” from top edge, or about 7.5” from where picked up under cable band. You may adjust length as needed.
Begin Broken Ribbing:
Odd rows: K1, P1, repeat until end of rnd
Even rows: K rnd
Repeat Broken Ribbing odd/even pair a total of 3 times.
Cast off using following method:
*(K2tog tbl, sl st on rt needle back to left needle.) repeat from * until all st are cast off.
Weave in ends and block.
Monday, September 22, 2008
- Donate - will be going to the local senior center
- Swap - will be going to the swap at the Knitting Nook in Coventry - January I think?
- Trash - little scraps of yarn... What was I keeping this for? I puzzle myself sometimes.
I also ripped apart 2 projects from the Rowan Big Wool book - "Suzie" and another one that made me look like I was wearing a life preserver. So, the life preserver will turn into a poncho for Delaney modeled after "Yvette" by French Girl. "Suzie" will become another "Yvette" for me, but this time in purple and a bit longer to cover baby. :o) It feels so good to be making things into something Delaney and I will actually wear.
ps. finished Desiree last night! Just needs to block and model. :o) This will probably be my winter jacket because I will be able to adjust the closures over baby.