Monday, February 22, 2010
Here is the lace pattern I used for my River of Wine (seen in post below). It's called the Horseshoe Lace;
Cast on multiples of 11
Row 1: K1,* yo, k3, sl 1, k2tog, psso, k3, k1; rep from * to end
Row 2: Purl all
Row 3: P1, * k1, yo, k2, sl 1, k2tog, psso, k2, yo, k1, p1; rep from * to end
Row 4: K1, * p9, k1; rep from * to end
Row 5: P1, k2, yo, k1, sl 1, k2tog, psso, k1, yo, k2, p1; rep from * to end
Row 6: K1,* p9, k1; rep from * to end
Row 7: P1, * k3, yo, sl 1, k2tog, psso, yo, k3, p1; rep from * to end
Row 8: Purl
Repeat rows 1-8 until desired length is reached
Monday, February 15, 2010
So I had a lot of Caron Deep Plum Heather yarn ( 4 skeins to be exact) and just started knitting up a particular pattern I came across and liked a lot. It turned out to be a 70 inch scarf. Took me three weeks to finish (I didn't work on it everyday, though). So, anyway. Here is the finished product. Any opinions?
Monday, January 11, 2010
Here is my newest hand knit creation. I made it with a whole skein of 100% Merino wool yarn my fiance bought me for Christmas. I love the yarn it's so soft. Expensive but soooooo worth it. If you have very sensitive skin like I do, Merino Wool is the way to go people! Please comment. And yes, it is on etsy.
Saturday, January 9, 2010
I am sure I have established just how much of a fanatic I am about the website known as Knitty.com. But I feel the urge to continue showing my affection and loyalty! Buen provecho!
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Went through the entire Berroco website free patterns ( literately) and listed all my favorite ones below. Enjoy!
Celia Camisole and Shawl ( Intermediate) Jubilee Wrap ( Intermediate) Shiroshakar Skirt ( Intermediate)
Tatiana Sweater ( Experienced) Valpuri Top (Intermediate) Jenni Top (Easy) Maple Vest (Intermediate)
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
If you love vintage knits and/or knitting here are a hand full of patterns for you. As alway, the more I find, the more I post.
~Note: Some of the patterns are in PDF so you'll need Adobe Reader to open them up~
I've decided to continually collect and post up free knitting patterns I find over my internet surfing travels. Who knows, maybe they will be some use to someone.
Heirloom Knit Baby Blanket ( Experience)
Cycling Aran ( Experienced)
Sunday, August 9, 2009
Circular knitting needles and their Use.
It may look tough to do, but it actually isn't very hard at all. In reality they are not circular, most are simply two short needles attached at the ends by a single nylon cord. These nylon cords themselves vary in length: anywhere for 6-60 inches long.
- No ends after the completion of the very first row.
- No turning after completing each and every row ( You are essentially going around and around and around until you reach your desired length for the piece).
- Stockinette can be produced without having to alternate between knit and purl per row ( you can stitch either purl or knit all the time).
- (I like circular knitting needles for the simple fact that the majority of the stitches ( and their weight) fall on the nylon cord, reducing the stress on my hands and wrists.)
- make sure your project will fit correctly...(i.e. use shorter lengths for children's clothing and longer cords for adult clothing.)
- markers are a must (having no edge makes it hard to take spot where to start or stop)
- After casting on make sure stitches are not twisted on the cable.
- Never turn back!
Thursday, August 6, 2009
Yet another of my latest work. This is a short (19 inch) scarf I made with a really colorful wool blend my fiance bought for me some time ago. He bought just 1 skein for $12 and tax so the yarn instantly became a treasure to me. As a treasure I irked to find something special to make with the special yarn. Ergo...
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Alright. So you're not exactly a knitting novice. But you're not exactly an expert either. The perks to being an intermediate knitter is that you are at the point where you know you can knit, the hardest part ( learning) is over, and you still maintain an appreciation for harder patterns.One problem the intermediate knitter also commonly comes across is learning yarn and its abilities/attributes/expectations. I myself fall in this intermediate knitter category. I still have major problems with gauge and yarn types. Perhaps it's all because of all the "yarn boom" we've experienced since the 90's. There's just way too many different yarn types to choose from, which can honestly cause some frustration as well as confusion.
So on my quest to find the ultimate yarn book I
have finally, finally, finally found the book of yarn life. It is an absolute must must must. Meet ( and buy at Amazon.com) The Knitters Book of Yarn: The Ultimate Guide to Choosing, Using and Enjoying Yarn (Hardcover).
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Saturday, June 6, 2009
The most recent of my work. It's made from a purple mohair yarn my cousin gave me as a gift. I had been wanting to make a cowl for some time now, and not wanting too simple a pattern I decided to design it in lace instead.
Up next: Another cowl! But in what color??
Friday, May 1, 2009
Thursday, April 30, 2009
Friday, March 27, 2009
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Saturday, February 28, 2009
Monday, February 23, 2009
So I've found another client. She is a wonderful woman from California, with 6 kids, nieces and nephews. She made an Alchemy request for 15 different children's hats: 9 knitted baby bonnets, and 6 crocheted visor hats with detachable flowers of different colors. (She also asked for a crocheted clothing line of which I will post here soon. It's really neat). It's been a bit tough trying to find the colors close to what she wants, but so far it's been a good experience...I'll be posting pictures up as I make them so get ready for more posts! :)
Flour Sac Hat