Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Fair Isle Hat


Project: Fair Isle Hat


Pattern: Vogue Accessorize, page 90

Yarn: Knitpicks, 100% Merino Wool - Merino Style
Content: 100% Merino Wool
Amount: 123 yards/50 grams ball
Gauge: 5.5 sts=1" on #5 needles

Needle Size: 7 (should have been 6 as pattern stated)

Pattern Size: Adult

Start Date: July 18, 2005

Finish Date: July 22, 2005

Techniques: Two handed fair isle, some decorative stitches in ear flaps and two color crochet work on trim.

Comments: I never could get the decreases to work the way the pattern was written. I finally worked backwards and tried to minic the matching decreases in each 1/4 of the hat. Other than that problem, it was an easy knit.

Cost: 6 skeins of wool. at $2.29 - used less than half for first hat

Monday, July 18, 2005



Project: Leandra Bookmark

Designer: Susanne Buchhsbaum

Pattern: Grannys-garret

Yarn: Shimmer, Alpaca/Silk from Knitpicks

Needle Size: 2.5mm

Pattern Size: one size

Start Date: July 15, 2005

Finish Date: July 15, 2005

Techniques: Simple Lace

Comments: Easy to make

Saturday, July 09, 2005

Flower Basket Shawl


Project: Flower Basket Shawl

Designer: Evelyn A. Clark

Pattern: Interweave Knits - Fall 2004, page 64

Yarn: Knit Picks, Alpaca & Silk, Shimmer - 2 skeins worked double. 440 yds each

Needle Size: Clover Circular, Size 6

Pattern Size: One Size, worked 12 repeats: 64 inches wide at shoulders, 45 inches on a side

Start Date: June 2005

Finish Date: July 9, 2005

Techniques: lace, chart reading

Comments: My first large lace project, I enjoyed this so much, now I want to make more lace!

Thursday, July 07, 2005

CIC Socks


Project: Children In Common Socks - 2 pair

Designer: Pam Gordnier

Pattern: Chutes-N-Ladders

Yarn: Sgephard - Colour 4 Me, Orange 100% wool, 50g

Needle Size: 3mm

Pattern Size: children's small

Start Date: July 4, 2005

Finish Date: July 7, 2005

Techniques: Cables,

Comments: Easy pattern to memorize. I enjoyed putting the pattern down the instep of the orange pair.