Monday, December 20, 2010

Tuck-in or Bow-Knot Scarf

I found this wonderful one skein project Saturday while noodling and googling around on line.  It's called a Tuck-in or Bow-knot Scarf designed by Katherine Burgess.  I reminds me of the little silky scarfs we used to tie around our necks in high school. 

I dug into my stash for a skein of Paton's SWS Natural Snow.  I love the way the slot for the crisscross was worked.  It felt like I was headed for double knitting but it was handled more simply and elegantly.  And, it took only a few hours to complete. Thanks Katherine!

Here's where I found the pattern -


Yellow Cable Cuffs

Here's the pair of cable squares sewn up into cuffs.  I added a row of single crochet at the top and bottom to give it a firmer finished edge.  After washing them in Eucalan and warm water, they got a 5 minute trip in the dryer with a wet towel and laid flat to dry.  The fiber tightened up without felting and made it feel softer to the touch. 

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Stitching Beyond Stockinette

Look at what I made on my knitting machine yesterday!  

This is my first attempt at cabling on my LK 150.  There was lots and lots of opportunity to use the latch tool.  The top and bottom are 6 rows of moss stitch - K2, P2 for 2 rows and then P2, K2 for the next two rows.  The cabling consists of 1x1, 2x2 and 3x3 stitches. 

I'll make another today and seam them up for fingerless gloves.

The yarn is a sunny yellow Harris Tweed with a flecks of white, red and black.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Teaching Knitting and Loving It...

I am into my second month of teaching knitting and I am loving it.  

My assignment is as a Craft Yarn Council Certified Knitting Instructor at five Michaels locations in Northern New Jersey -- Clifton, Paramus, Parsippany, Ramsey and Wayne.   Here's the link to the classes offered - 

It's a treat to share my enthusiasm and passion for playing with fiber.