Knitting News

 

Good morning! First knitting post of the new year - and I've been quite busy with my knitting. After a massive catching up on chores and tasks on Monday, I spent most of my Tuesday knitting which made me gloriously happy.

The above photo is a new project using the shawl kit I received as a Christmas present from a knitting friend. As always changing colors and striping sequences can be addictive. 

My other project that I decided to resume knitting is my languishing hat. I finished the four inch ribbing and started the fair isle portion of the pattern. I designed this hat many years ago and my chart has scant notes. This second time knitting it I'm trying to figure out what I did and write better notes. Thank goodness for Ravelry and the photos that are there of the previous hat!

What are you working on this week? 

Joining Ginny


Comments

  1. I love the colors in the shawl and the hat! It's always nice to have colorful knitting during the gray days of winter.

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  2. Lovely knitting! I like that hat! Those colors are just wonderful! :)

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  3. Both projects are lovely! I'm doing some colorwork knitting too (socks) and enjoying it though on DPNs it is a little more time consuming than with a circular.

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  4. The shawl will be so pretty. I followed the link too see it. All those stripes will be great to keep it interesting. Fair isle is on my 'wanna learn' list for this year. I so admire people that make it look effortless. The fact you designed this hat is double impressive.

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  5. I really love the combo of colors on the shawl, both are beautiful. Happy knitting!

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  6. Hi Karen,
    I like the colours of your shawl...I like the idea of the shawl...I'm just not much of a shawl wearer...and I love the colours of your hat...you'll have to post the pattern when you're done...
    ~Have a lovely day!

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  7. What pattern are you using for the shawl? And are you carrying up the yarn changes as you knit? I don't really like sewing in the ends because I haven't perfected the way to do it. Any suggestions?

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    1. the pattern came with the kit, Stratification. The directions call for CUTTING the yarn, i would ordinarily carry it but the yarn is DK and I think it would show much more than laceweight. I bury threads at a diagonal for about 1 1/2 inches, pull the fabric so that the bury is loose enough.

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  8. Your knitting is very stripey this week! Stripes do make the knitting go faster!

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  9. Both look like great projects, I love the colour combination of the hat. I am working on a crochet baby blanket and having a good sort out of the craft room cupboards, I could be awhile...

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