I am just a gal who loves to knit and spin in my spare time and thought it would be nice to share my projects with everyone.

Saturday, July 28, 2007

Chevron Waistcoat

I don't know if vests are currently in style or not, but I am making one anyhow. This pattern is from Knitter's Magazine, summer 2007, and called Cevron Waistcoat. It is a top down on size 9 needles. I thought I would clean out all my oddball skeins of handspun for this. It turned out to be more difficult than I thought it would be. For starters the model was knit with a handpainted main color therefore you can't see a definite striping pattern. My handspuns all tended to be more solid so the stripes really stand out alot more. I had a hard time finding enough balls that matched too. It calls for several super bulky, bulky and worsted weight to end up with a total of 9 colors. I ended up plying together two handspuns one in off white llama, the other just a wool mix to get a tweed effect for my main color. I also threw in a couple of acrylics to get different texture. Patons Divine and a boucle. Somehow the look I have come up with seems to have a southwestern flavor. I am kind of liking it so far, we shall see........


Baby Fern Socks

I really like my new socks! The pattern is Baby Fern from the new book, "More Sensational Knitted Socks" by Charlene Schurch. I Used 72 stitches and size 1 needles. I don't know why I have never done it before but I used a 1x1 ribbing and really like it. It looks so neat to me. The yarn is Lorna's Laces color #24 Happy Valley.