Episode 46: Gone Knittin’
March 16th, 2018
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Mr. WetCoastWools’ Socks. My pattern is almost ready. I used 4mm needles and Custom Woolen Mills 2-Ply Mulespun yarn.
Table Runner/mat + matching coasters made with sock yarn and Custom Woolen mills 1-ply. Cutting fringe evenly is really hard!
Table mat made with cotton and linen blends
Little Goldfish by Madison Fletcher - Knit in Sirdar Snuggly DK Spicy Pink. I am making a bunch of these as part of a store project. It’s actually a cat toy pattern but would work great for an underwater themed mobile in a nursery!
Il Grande Favorito by Isabell Kraemer Using Knit One Crochet Too Apres Ski in Montana Ski and Grasshopper. Had to rewrite the pattern to accommodate my size and then rework all the numbers again for a different gauge as I wanted to do it in a single strand of this lovely worsted weight yarn. The colourwork design comes from Andrea Rangel’s Alterknits Stitch Dictionary. It’s sooo squishy!
Felted Hammerhead Shark by Frances Gillespie, knit on 5.5mm needles in Cascade 220 Charcoal Grey. This little guy turned out well but I had a couple of problems with the pattern. The pattern just indicated “inc” and it should have been a kfb in order to maintain the correct number of stitches indicated. He’s also 6 inches smaller than the pattern indicated he would be. Not a massive deal in the grand scheme of things but not the most beginner friendly with mistakes like that and a little frustrating given that I paid nearly 7 dollars for the pattern.
Angel’s Flight Socks by Yarn Over New York - knit in Mary-Ann’s Sparkle sock yarn in Persian Nights from Smith and Ewe. These were a test knit for YONY and are a super fun, simple, quick knit. A great sock for anyone looking to add some simple detail to an otherwise vanilla sock.
WIPS (Works in Progress)
Salish Toque Kit - started this several years ago while teaching a Coast Salish colourwork technique class. We now carry this yarn in store, so I thought I should finish it as a sample. Did the decreases as written, it was too big. Then I doubled them, and it was way too small; now I am going to do 1.5 times as many decrease points to see if it helps.
Turtle Purl socks on Addi Flexi Flips. I have thoughts about these needles… 2.25mm needles, 88 Stitches colourway of Turtle Purl sock yarn
Vanilla Socks - Queensland Brisbane Yarn in Greenfin Parrotfish colourway I wanted some super skoochy, warm socks that would fill up my boots and these are those!
Fractal Danger by Martina Behm - knit in one of my own yarns, Iceberg. I typically lean towards bigger shawls for myself but I really wanted something a little lighter and less bulky with spring coming and this pattern is perfect for it!
FixFrogFinish2018 KAL and Spring Sock Stashdown KAL with Bernadette are still going on. Check out our Ravelry group for all the information
New Custom Woolen Mills Prairie Wool Lopi Soft Spun, 15 colours in store
The 3rd Annual Woolith Fair Yarn Crawl takes place Friday, April 27th to Sunday, April 29th. There are 20 stops on the crawl, including yarn stores, dye studios, and an Alpaca Farm. Details at www.WoolithFair.ca.
And then we ramble for the last 10 or so minutes… ;)
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