Monday, 27 March 2017
Stray is the new project that I am working on. It is a pattern by Andi Satterlund. Her website is
http://untangling-knots.com, She is also on Ravely, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
In the pattern, she used Jo Sharp Classic DK wool. I went to John Lewis and used their Merino DK, which is 100% superwash wool. Grey, maroon and black. Started on 4th March and working on Stray on and off. As it is a smallish project, it will not take up too much time as with a bigger work in progress.
I have been working steadily on the Polka-dot cardigan from Simply Knitting 2012. A Rosee Woodland pattern, I have slightly changed it, that there are different coloured spots and I have made it a lot longer, I am using steeks for the front and the armholes.
Sunday, 19 March 2017
Monday, 6 March 2017
After my hiatus from the Leopard print, I realised that when I was doing the left side, the back was not very neat, so I started on the right side. Also I have been weaving in the ends at a more regular basis. Plus I changed the side from medium to large and I am very pleased with my progress so far. Knitting the pattern on circular needles really does help.
I took a hiatus from both cardigans and I worked on the Aubelita pattern by Meghan Fernades. It is available in Pom Pom Quarterly Issue 2, Autumn 2012. The pattern recommended Lace weight, 2 ply. I used "I knit or Dye Ziggy Stardust, colour Anna, available from "I knit London".I only had 1 skein and I used 2 skeins of Debbie Bliss, Luxury sock yarn, coachella (1). The pattern was worked from the top down to the bottom, You worked the neck line, then the bodice. As I was making this pattern for my daughter, Ayodele, I decided to make it longer to the hips. I would definitely make this again, however I would use 1 colour for the whole of the neck line and the whole of the bodice and use edging of a different colour for the armhole and the bottom of the bodice.
I would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. I have not updated since April last year, when I was started to work on the polka dot and the Leopard print cardigans. In December 2016, I started to work and finished the Anja hat, by Carrie Bostick Hoge, which is from the online magazine Knitty First Fall 2012, the pattern is free, available at http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEff12/PATTanja.php
I used Debbie Bliss, Cashmerino DK for the cream, and the rest of the colours, baby blue, wine, purple and dark blue, I used Rowan Baby merino silk DK. I made my hat more slouchy, so I added more rows in the crown, I also added a corrugated rib.