So, what are you guys working on this weekend? I have two things currently on the needles that I'm working on. One is another pair of socks for my friend Mark. I think I like this yarn better than the yarn I used for the other pair I knit for him. The other thing I'm working on is a hat in left-over sock weight yarn.
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You can tell when I am homebound because of snow and cold. I knit like a madman! I made a cowl out of a Berroco yarn similar to the scarf I made. It's a bulkier weight, so I used US10 needles and, again like the scarf, I simply did a 2x2 rib. Ken, I used the miraculous bind off you mentioned and it worked well.
ETA - *****My friend wearing his socks at work today.****
A friend of mine loves acrylic yarn hats. I only make hats for him as it is a fun venue and I get to play with different synthetic yarns, specifically acrylics. I make hats for him and he does appreciates them a lot. This pattern is my own, "Daniel" it is brought up to 152 sts on worsted weight Paton's Canadiana.
I have finished the torso of my sweater and now need to do a stretchy bind off 1x1 rib. I have used Jenny's Surprisingly Stretchy Bind off on socks and it gives a bit of a ruffled edge, small but still there. I am wondering if there is another stretch bind off that doesn't give that effect. I don't think I need it to be that stretchy either. What have you all used?
"ANGEL" My version from the book "Knitting Mochimochi" by Anna Hrachovec, a great book about a knitted form of amigurumi knitting.
"MOSAIC 1" pot holder 18cmX18cm Pattern from the book "Mosaic Knitting" by
Barbara G Walker
This is a good example of 2 color slip stitch knitting. I knitted the whole "thing" in garter stitch making the completed pot holder lay flat, but the 2 colors don't seem to "pop" as they would in stockinette.
At the last knitting guild meeting, one of the ladies brought a couple of hats she knit out of left-over yarns. She even made up a bunch of "kits" for us! She just put together some odd-ball yarns that were left over and there was not much left to make anything out of them. She used 3-4 yarns together, 10 mm needles, so it is a fast knit.