Friday, March 20, 2009

Leyburn socks

I started another pair of socks:

LeyburnSocks

Pattern: Leyburn socks (ravelry link)

Yarn: Schachenmayr nomotta Regia Crazy Color 4-ply / 4-f├Ądig

Needles: US2

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Left / Right socks

The left / right socks are finished!

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It's not obvious in the picture above, but for a better fit the socks are tailored differently for the left and right feet.

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Yarn: Crystal Palace Maizy

Needles: US2

Pattern: I used the Knitty magic cast on to cast on 28 stitches for each sock using one long circular needle. On odd numbered rows I increased 1 stitch (by knitting in the front and back loop) at the beginning and end of each side of the sock - so 4 stitches total per row. On even numbered rows I knit all stitches. After a few increase rounds I stopped increasing on the inside of the socks and increased only on the outside.

The toes of the socks fit really well, but the ankle is a little baggy. If I make my husband another pair of socks I would decrease a few stitches around the ankle.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Evangeline mittens

I just finished a pair of Evangeline mittens for my sister's birthday. They're a super quick knit - I believe these took me about 4 hours - and the pattern is easily memorized.

I made a couple of mods to the pattern. I switched the overlap of the center cables so the gloves are mirror images of each other. I also added two stitches to the row before the thumb - one on each side of the 4 stitches that the pattern says to place on a stitch holder. I placed 6 stitches on the stitch holder (the 4 specified plus the 2 new ones). I cast on only 4 stitches above the thumb (as specified in the pattern). I think the extra 2 stitches make the mittens fit a little better - my original pair fits pretty tight around the thumb.

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Pattern: Evangeline Mittens (ravelry link)

Yarn: Cascade 220

Needles: US7

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Falling Leaves socks

My first (and maybe last) pair of lace socks have been languishing on the needles for over a year. I'm trying to finish them before spring so that I can use these needles for another pair of socks, but as you can see it's slow going.

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Pattern: Falling Leaves Socks

Yarn: Lane Cervinia Calzetteria

Needles: Adi Turbo US1.5

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Arm warmers

I'm done with winter. But unfortunately winter isn't done. I knit some arm warmers so I could start wearing short sleeve shirts again.

armwarmers

Yarn: JaegerSpun Wool-Silk DK weight

Pattern: modified Staghorn Cable Wrist Warmers (ravelry link or download)

Needles: US5 and US6

Monday, March 2, 2009

Baby Surprise

I mailed a package today for my new niece or nephew:

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Yarn: Lana Grossa Meilenweit Colortweed

Patterns: Baby Surprise Jacket and Magic Slippers

Needles: US3 (sweater) and US1 (slippers)

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Seafoam Scarf

I finally found an appropriate scarf pattern for the 100 grams of Art Fibers Golden Chai that I bought in September 2007. The seafoam scarf...

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It took me about 14 months to decide on a scarf pattern for this yarn. I'm sure it won't take me another 14 months to finish the scarf... my goal is to finish it in time to wear this spring.