Monday, July 30, 2007

Brazilian Wrap



Yarn: Sirdar Denim Sport Aran. 60% acrylic/25% cotton/15% wool. 259 yds/237m = 100g. 2 balls

Source: Present from Vanessa

Pattern: from a translation posted on the Shawl Knitters Yahoo Group (since removed).

Needles: 6.5mm circs

Started 22nd July 2007

Finished 24th July 2007

Weight: 156 g

Notes: Would be nice in thinner yarn with thicker needles.

Valentine Doily



Yarn: Unknown crochet cotton

Source: Stash

Pattern: from Marianne Kinzel's "First Book of Modern Lace Knitting".

Needles: 2mm dpns

Started: 17th July 2007

Finished: 18th July 2007

Blocked size: 8.5 inches/21.5cm diameter

Monday, April 16, 2007

She Sells Sea Shells Shawl

Yarn: 4 ply, 100% superwash wool

Source: Texere Yarns via "tinterweb"(as #1 son calls it)

Pattern: My own

Needles: 4mm circs

Started: 27th February 2007

Finished: 3rd April 2007

Blocked: 16th April 2007

Size: 54 inches square

Weight: 288grams

My very first self-designed shawl. I'm very pleased with it. More pictures on my main blog here.

Romance Shawl

Seen here in the unblocked state:

and here blocked, on the chair:

Yarn: Patons Baby 2 ply 100% wool

Source: Unknown Boutique (aka Charity Shop)

Pattern: Dorothy Siemens at Fiddlesticks Knitting

Needles: 3mm Addi cirss

Started: 17th January 2007

Finished: 25th March 2007

Blocked: 12th April 2007

Size: length - 42 inches
top edge - 92 inches
slanted sides - 54 inches

Weight: 113g

Lovely pattern (as Dorothy's patterns always are). I really like the double edging and the way that makes it heavier at the bottom. This causes it to hang beautifully.

Saturday, March 3, 2007


Yarn: Gedifra Fashion Trend Sportivo. Colour 5712. Dye lot 7967

Source: Webs

Pattern: Free on line here.

Needles: 3.25dpns/4mm circs/6.5mm circs

Started: 16th February

Finished: 23rd February

Notes: A very versatile garment. Very easy and quick to knit. I think you do need to use a variegated yarn.

Ene's Scarf

The back

The front

Yarn: Unknown cone. Could be wool.

Source: "Boutique" (aka Charity shop)

Pattern: Nancy Bush in "Scarf Style".

Needles: 4mm circs

Started: 12/02/07

Finished: 18/02/07

More of a shawl than a scarf. Quick to knit. Would be a good first lace project.

Tuesday, February 6, 2007

Noro scarf

Yarn: Noro Silk Garden x 3 50g balls. Colour: 226

Source: Shipston Needlecraft

Pattern: Free from "Sheep in the City", available here.

Needles: 6mm circs

Vital Statistics: Length: 210cm; width: 11.5cm

Started: 1st Feb
Finished: 4th Feb

Notes: I used a regular cast off and found it made the end of the scarf splay out in a most unattractive fashion. So I unpicked the cast off and redid it. This time I did K1* K2tog, pass first stitch over. Repeat from * . Oh, I also cast off knitwise on the private ("wrong") side, as I find this gives a better match to the cable cast on.

Here we are in progress:

and here's a close-up of the stitch pattern, which looks almost woven, rather than knitted:

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Giotto Jacket

Yarn: Colinette "Giotto" colourway Sahara

Source: Shipston Needlecraft

Pattern: from "Diana - La rivista per la maglia", bought in Sorrento

Needles: 9mm Addi Circs

Started: 4th June 2006
Finished: 30th January 2007

Notes: this yarn was originally a shapeless moss stitch cardigan, which I really didn't like. The yarn was reclaimed and became this jacket. Pattern calls for a huge button at the neck. I have used a hair slide because it was to hand.

Read the full story: The yarn, the pattern, the swatch.

Monday, January 29, 2007

Red and Black Scarf

Yarn: Red ACK-rylic; black eyelash.

Source: Stash.

Pattern: #1 son's own.

Needles: 4.5mm circs

Started: 20th December 2006
Finished: 21st January 2007

Charlotte Wrap

Yarn: Rowan Ribbon Twist 3 balls

Source: Shipston Needlecraft

Pattern: Rowan Magazine #38

Needles: 12mm, 10mm straights

Started: 16th January
Finished: 17th January

Japanese Kimono Jacket

Yarn: Rowan Yorkshire Tweed 4-ply
12x25g dark; 6x25g medium, 5x25g light

Source: Shipston Needlecraft

Pattern: From "Shadow Knitting" by Vivian Hoxbro.

Needles: 3mm Addi circulars

Started: 23rd March 2006
Finished: 16th January 2007

Asymmetrical Wrist Warmers

Yarn: 100% angora, 24g skein

Source: Tess at Silkwood Yarns. A gift from Lixie.

Pattern: free on line at Kpixie

Needles: 5mm straights

Started: 6th Jan
Finished: 6th Jan