Tuesday, April 17, 2012

While wine-tasting last Thanksgiving, C had a nice handmade sweater on but a boring watch cap. So of course he got a new hat for Christmas. The chart is taken from Ron Schweitzer’s “Sacred Trees” pullover, SPP 23 from Schoolhouse Press. The pattern information says it is “the second pattern in Ron Schweitzer’s Remembered Voices collection.” I used different colors.

Lunch break

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Studio, Finished

This was a long-term project. The rows and rows of garter stitch are perfect for long car rides and movie watching. I love Hanne Falkenberg's designs--her play with lines and construction is amazing, and fun to knit. Unfortunately, even though my Dacapo came out perfectly sized, for some reason I had a hard time getting the proper row gauge on this one. This sweater is knit in two halves. I knit the first half and found it would be too small, so I went up a needle size and knit the second half, thinking I'd then decide which half was the best one to keep, and I'd reknit a third, matching half accordingly. Interestingly, both first halves, while on different needle sizes, were nearly identical, so I finished the sweater using both and gave it to a petite friend. The coloring is perfect on her--I think it was meant to be hers from the start. Someday I’d like to reknit this in another colorway for myself (in a larger size!).

Monday, July 18, 2011

Monday, July 04, 2011

Arch-Shaped Socks

EZ's & Meg Swansen's pattern (Schoolhouse Press Pattern #2), 1.5 skeins of Wendy Guernsey 5ply, size 3.0mm metal dpns over 64 sts. The shaping of these is really wonderful--fun to knit and they hug the contours of the foot so well.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Thursday, June 09, 2011

Two-Color, Reversible Baby Brioche

My friend Sarah has posted her notes for a two-color version of Baby Brioche. Go look, if only to see how adorable her Ada is. Sarah's variation is ingenious as it allows one to knit a garment for either gender (if you care about such things) and/or allows for quick costume changes. Thanks for sharing your notes, Sarah!