Wednesday, November 25, 2009

This Peace Fleece has been sitting in my stash for awhile. It is left over yarn from my Aran Sweater. I also made a pair of dashing with this yarn, I was worried about running out when I made the sweater.
Yarn: Peace Fleece Worsted 3.6 skeins
Color - Siberian Midnight
Needle: Size 8 Circular
This shawl is for my husband, I just wanted to try out the pattern and asked him if he would like the end product. Seems it will be perfect for watching t.v. and taking out the garbage.
Ladies 2 Needle Gloves
Not quite finished yet and the picture does not accurately show the correct colors. I will try again when the sun decides to come out. And ....... I know there are patterns for making gloves on 4 needles but I love this pattern. It was given to me bya dear Aunt a long, long time ago.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

"It's Always A Sunny Day" Multnomah

Pattern: Multnomah
Yarn: Wollmeise, Twin 80% Superwash 20% Nylon
Color: Sonne
Needle: Size 3 Circular

You may remember this started out as the Swallowtail Shawl.

First off the needles. I used Kollage Yarns, Square Circular Knitting Needles. My husband bought these for me for 2008 Christmas gift. This was sthe first time I used them. They claim the “won’t kink, kurl, or knot”, they do. Also the stitches have a difficult time going over the join. One of the tips all of the finish wore off and left it rough feeling, the other tip is fine.

Now for the yarn. I LOVE the color. That being said, I am not sure if it was the yarn/needle combination or what but the splitting was unreal. Every row I had to fix a couple of stitches.

When blocked out the scarf measured 43.5” by 17”. A little smaller than the patter calls for. I followed the pattern exactly except that I completed 13 repeats of the Feather and Fan border.

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