Progress on sleeve number two. Completely tonally different than sleeve one, but slightly strange color choices is part of the aesthetic
I've made this cowl three times now and finally, on the fourth one, I have stopped making the pattern mistake I keep making. #4: best cowl yet.
Made a shawl/cowl thingie with two shades, two fibers, decided it was not fitting well and the color mix was not working either. Now frogging and trying to separate the mohair from the cotton… #knitting on a Saturday night
This was the first repeat of the leg pattern and I went from 12 grams to 10... It looks like I might be able to do 4-5 repeats and then the K-P cuff and bind-off, but I am going to keep weighing that yarn as I complete more rounds.
These socks will have a narrower foot and a shorter leg as there is not as much yarn left for the full pattern after making a full set for my dad in this colorway. I have already made socks for Mom (midcalf) and Dad (ankle) in a different color. These are the ones I am hoping to finish by December as combined semi-surprise Chrimbirthday gifts for 2023.
The pattern is Elementary Watson by Sherry Menton. The yarn is Stiletto by Plymouth Yarns in color 825 that I bought from an Etsy store because it looks like it has been discontinued.
Day 2 - Tour de Monte Rosa cowl knitting pattern
I loved devising this knitting pattern, with different textures that unfold like the story of a good walk in the mountains.
You want to know more about it? Head over here:
Knitting friends! This may align with your interests— @scifri did a deep dive on the science of why today's mass-produced sweaters are kind of garbage compared to those of a few decades ago.
Of course, this only confirms what we already knew: Handknit sweaters are the best sweaters.
#Knitting on double pointed needles makes me feel like I'm making a witch's talisman to hang from a creepy tree in the woods
If you want to decrease three stitches to one, you need to make a double decrease.
More often than not, you will want the middle stitch to lie on top. This is called a centred double decrease.
To make this decrease, you need to slip two stitches together knitwise, knit one, pass the two slipped stitches over.
This decrease is normally used in the point of a V-neckline.
Det gick! Dom tovade sig och krympte till storlek 46(dom var 42 cm långa innan jag slängde in dom med handdukar i tvättmaskin, 40°C normaltvätt högsta centrifugering ) . Nu ska den som ska ha dom bara låta dom torka och forma sig på foten.
Han sken som en sol när han fick dom på sig
Treated myself for the first day of December. Although honestly i suppose I treat myself when I feel like it. I happened to realize a favorite indie dyer had just restocked her store and I could not resist. I now have more Little Lionhead Knits yarn when i have not yet used my previous sock sets. I bought one more thing but that might end up a gift so not sharing. #knitting #FiberArts @knitting @fiberarts (remove groups to reply)
My friend who I taught cross stitch to recently invested in a portable crafting lamp and she was singing its praises, so I gave it a shot.
It's a small thing that clamps on to any surface, can be rotated and bent as necessary, and is charged through a regular USB charger. And the price was extremely reasonable. I'm so much faster now, especially with darker colors, because I can actually see exactly what I'm doing. 🤣
My Woolly Mammoth pattern is included in the #FastenOffYAL sale. Maybe you would like to knit this woolly friend? #knitting
Great progress last night with the moebius brioche workshop at Yarn O’clock in Mold.
Br4st inc and br4st dec have both been conquered and there was even some exploration of how to fix mistakes without going back!
Twisted, the cowl pattern folk were learning with, will be available soon!
I feel like there is a programming language/paradigm where you compute by knitting. You have at least two inputs to any given stitch: the last stitch and the switch you're about to knit into. Using just purl and knits that's two bits of input, but adding slips, increases, decreases, and esp color adds many, many dimensions. There is the Purl esolang, but in that language the pattern is the program, and not the input. I feel like there's something there.
Next up on my needles is a simple knit, but one I'm REALLY excited about. I'm doing this Reader's Wrap, in this upcycle alpaca from Knitpicks.
Big enough to carry my books, my kindle, my glasses, maybe some snacks....
I can get a bit nerdy at times, so I really love this blog post from a few years back.
So many ideas, so much information. I think I'll have to read it several times to really digest it all.
Return to circles, knit “pies” 2, round yokes and more – alessandrina.com
I would like to showcase one creation a day until maybe the 15th December (a half Advent calendar in a way), the ones I am most proud of😉 ...
Starting today with this hand dyed yarn colourway I called #Valromey in hommage to my valley in France.
Because I can never work on just one project, I have also started some Rapunzel mitts by Lotta Kroeger in a self-striping wool free sock yarn.
They knit up quickly and I love the look of the braid in my yarn.
Project 2 for the #FastenOffYAL from me, the third will be close behind.
2023's #baubles knitted. This year it's three wise sheep.
Knitted from this pattern - https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/sheep-balls
anyone ever knit/weave/etc a phone case (so you can use the phone without it being slick)? i’ve got a new iphone 14.
i’m thinking i could use linen and epoxy to make a stiff shell and then glue on knitted or woven wool. but i’m hoping there’s a simpler way.
@knitting I would like some advice, please. This is my first time adding a stitch pattern to an existing pattern. I'm trying to add the stitch pattern from a cowl to a basic, free fingerless glove pattern. It is at the length I want and am ready to start the hand shaping. Should I stay in the pattern for the whole hand part? Will the puffy purl part be weird on my palm?
I realise I have lost all steam on my business and let it wither...
I am doing one Christmas fair next Friday - probably the last (at BTP in Cheswick, north Bristol, you are welcome if you are local - or not😉 ) and will probably put everything else on sale after that - what is not gone will be gifted.
Or I will have lots of supply to knit for myself and my falmily 😉
In the meantime, feel free to browse: www.onecreativecat.co.uk
#knitting #crochet @knitting @crochet @fiberarts