I have been test knitting sock yarn for Ellen at Fiber Curio and Sundries.com Here is their latest offering: a wonderful 80% Cheviot, 20% mohair fingering that I knit into a pair of basic top down socks, with a partridge eye heel flap and round toe. The yarn is crisp and lustrous, a natural dark charcoal. It makes a very sturdy, manly sock that can be machine washed and wears well.
These feather & fan top socks are knit from Dragonfly Fibers 100% Superwash Merino, colorway: Winter Woods. Based on this free Ravelry pattern:
These are "jaywalker" socks....a FREE pattern by Grumperina on Ravelry. They were knit on one 12" Addi circular needle, Size 2.5 mm,and DP's for heel and toe. This is a fun top-down pattern that adds an extra dimension to random dyed yarn.l
I designed and knit this cardigan in 1984 when Noro yarns "Kureyon" first came onto the market and the designs of Kaffe Fassett were wowing us all. Instead of using a gazillion yarns of many shades, as Kaffe did, I decided that this one yarn could create that rich effect in a much simpler way!
Here is a top-down raglan knit in Noro "Kureyon". This is a good way to use self-striping yarns, as there is no matching of color bands necessary and it has a balanced final look.
I am in total awe of this piece of knitting. It was made my German/Swiss grandmother's sister in the 1930's. What is amazing is the size of the thread.....it is probably finer than size 40 crochet cotton.
I don't think that my hands or eyes would ever be capable of attempting this !
This is a fair isle pullover that I designed and knit from Jamieson & Smith's Shetland on US#4 needles. I used about 30 different colors throughout, but only two at a time per round. Neck and armholes were secured and cut in the traditional method. All the color changes really kept my interest, so I finished it in week!
This is Marianne Kinzel's "Sun Ray" pattern from her "First Book of Modern Lace Knitting". I made it in 100% linen on US #4 needles.
The first half goes quickly, the last bit, not so much!
Giving this another shot!