Knitting

Knitting Progress

A while ago I shared this photo with you all. It is the progress I had made with the pattern Read Between the Lines.

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Read Between the Lines

But then I spotted something…a mistake.

Normally I would fix it and move on but after doing this:

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Spaghetti Yarn!

the project sat on the shelf for a while so I could think about what to do with it.

In the end I decided that I wouldn’t wear a triangular shawl/scarf and frogged the entirety of what I had made.

I did a few quick calculations and cast on 200 stitches to start knitting in pattern. It starts (and will end) with striped garter stitch and has a garter stitch border running up the side.

So far I have about 3 inches done but when each row is 200 stitches it takes a while!

Hopefully there will be more of it soon. Especially since I have my eye on the newest scarf the designer of Read Between the Lines has made!

Until the next time,

Rosie x

Crochet, Knitting

Yarn, yarn, yarn

At Yarningham the other week I had about an hour in-between my 2 workshops I was down to take.

So I went shopping!

My stash is now a bit bigger and I have some projects lined up for the future.

Linen lace weight in various colours from Midwinter Yarns
Rose gold colour sock yarn from Jellybeans Yarns
Lunaria colour high twist sock yarn from Natural Born Dyers
Ironstone (darker) high twist sock yarn and LBJ (lighter) sock weight alpaca yarn both from Natural Born Dyers

I also have a pattern for a fabulous arrowhead/rectangular shawl which is just peaking out from under the yarn. I saw it made up at the show and it looked gorgeous. I just hope my new found lace knitting skills do it justice when the time comes.

Until the next time,

Rosie x

Knitting

Testing, testing…

So this weekend Yarningham happened in Birmingham and I got to attend the two workshops I had booked.

They were both great and I have really been bitten by the double knitting bug (but there are a couple of lace shawls I will be knitting as well!)

Here is what I made on the day:

Hap shawl sample

If you are not a lace knitter and have a pattern you want to try don’t use wooden needles! They caused such a headache on the day because they aren’t nearly sharp enough at the tip.

Double knit heart – colours reversed on the opposite side

The person running the double knitting workshop was the Sockmatician and some of the thinks he has made are amazing.

This shawl above took him 5 months or so and is not just flat double knitting, there are bobbles, texture, overlay and lace work. All of it repeated in opposite colours on the reverse of the work.

Double knitting is brilliant because it doesn’t require blocking since the two fabrics even each other our. It’s also ideal for cold weather as the way the stitches fall make it windproof.

Since Saturday I have started a second sample of embedded squares with the very centre being reverse stocking stitch.

Nearly finished sample
Centre in reverse stocking stitch

This second sample I used double knit weight yarn on 3.5mm needles to even the tension. I also used the two colour long tail cast on to even out the bottom.

I have also ordered two books of double knitting patterns and saved quite a few on Ravelry, but I have promised myself I’ll finish one project before starting another.

Until the next time,

Rosie x

Crochet, Knitting

Well it’s been a while…

I haven’t been blogging for long and when massive changes started happening this kind of fell by the wayside for me.

However things are seeming a bit more organised for me now and I am hoping to have more crafting time.

In my radio silence I started and finished my Rosewater Cocktail scarf.

I used the woodland ripple blanket pattern from attic24 and a whole Scheepjes whirl to complete 6 repeats of the pattern.

Hopefully updates will now be more frequent, but we shall see how often that is!

Until the next time,

Rosie