Hi guys, just hought I would post an update on my progress. I have to say I am really enjoying this project. Its my first project using circular needles and am really enjoying using them. I have finished the main body of the sweater and am now working on the sleeves.
I thought I was gonna have problems with the sleeves and I was right. I decided to do the full sleeve. I followed what the book instructed but found there were to many stitches to add on the last row of ribbing and it made the knitting really tight also the maths didnt work out as well as I had hoped. So out it came. Attempt number 1
I was wondering if any of you have knitted up the Karabella Lace Leaf Shawl. I am having diffuculties starting with row 43 of the pattern and wanted to know if someone could extend some help.
I really do like the way the pattern knits up and would like to complete it.
Whatever he wants, he gets...and the boy(friend) wants a hat! Now, I am knew to kintting and quite timid at that. I have only done/tought myself the simple kint stich. Any suggestions for a cool/sexy hat that is easy to comprehend/learn how to do? Any help would be greatly appreciated...there is a 40% off sale at my LYS tonight!
I recently got an iPod, and subsequently discovered podcasts. I've currently got KnitCast, Cast-on and It's a Purl, Man on my subscription list. For those of you who listen to podcasts, and specifically knitting podcasts, which ones do you listen to? Are there any specifically male ones (It's a Purl, Man is, I know). And what is the feeling on getting together a community podcast? Is there any interest in it (like different authors on the podcast, in a collaborative effort)?
This is where my mind goes.
Here's another one of my finished objects. I have a few more to upload to the gallery. But I am pacing them so I don't hog the homepage.
This is Felted Entrelac Tote, done in Wool of the Andes. Both pattern and yarn came from KnitPicks. Their website described this as a nice introduction to entrelac. So I went for it. But either because I was too new to knitting, or some instructions were missing, I had difficulties figuring out how to continue in a couple of spots. BUT, since it was a felted project, I just fudged it. I think it turned out OK. It's now my favorite bag to carry knitting stuff around the house. Felting the bag was FUN (my first time)! I think I checked the washer at least 10 times throughout the process. Wool of the Andes worked really well.
I hused Cascade Fixation yarn and a size 5 needle. There was my maistake. I will yse a smaller needle size this time. It may take me awhile to knit it. I back on the road again tomorrow. Yeah! I can finally go back to work
I had to for the thong. The problem was the gauge. I cheked it half way through. I fit like I was King Kong. I wish I was that big. LOL. But I am not. I am starting over I will also try it on every so often to check the fit. Anway it will get done and fit.
This is the third pair of socks that I knitted. Toe Jazz, tabi style socks. I think they are great to wear when visiting the temple. At our temple you have to take off your shoes when you enter various buildings. Wearing sandals makes perfect sense. You just slip them on and off. No shoe laces. But your feet sure get cold in winter. These will keep them warm.
does anyone have or know were i can get a simple teddy bear pattern?
I call this my "Un-Vention" shawl - the lace pattern is adapted from a filler stitch on a traditional lace stitch that goes by multiple names. It makes a lace that is virtually "little leaf lace" - but GROWS at a constant rate.
I tend to think of this a a single pattern with two ways of constructing it - but various friends insist that it is really two patterns. so here they are:
Un-Vention Shawl - tip up
Cast on 1.
1) K,yO,K into single stitch
2 and all even rows -purl
3) K, [k,yO,K into single stitch], k
5) k2, [k,yo,k into single stitch], k2
7) k3, yo, k1, yo, k3
9) k3, yo, k until 3 stitches remain, yo, k3