Saturday November 2, 2019

Christina: Against the grain

Finished in April but finally posting this photo in November. It was not my favourite piece of knitting, but it is lovely to wear. Such scrumptious yarn.
I think Alison's extension of the yoke colour is much more flattering - and it does mean that you do not have to change colour while doing the yoke increases which is a great benefit.

Just for good measure here is a photo of my vintage button. I had it planned for this sweater long before I finished it - despite it being a bit large and not the right colour. I might also mention that not only is it plastic but also very badly manufactured - but that's the 1950s (I assume) mass production for you. (Did I mention I love it?).

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Friday April 12, 2019

Alison: Zakończono Sukcesem

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Sunday February 24, 2019

Christina: Against all Odds - in the skein

Alison and I went to Unravel and somehow bought some luxury wools from Kettle Yarns. I have been eyeing up this specific jumper for about 3 years and finally decided I have both time and inclination to do it.

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And Alison was so taken with the beautiful colour combinations that she also became ensnared into what now may be a new knitalong.

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The sweater is a design variation by Isabell Kraemer .
My yarn choice is Beyul Fingering - a mix of Merino, Yak, and Silk, [100g;400yd/366m] in colours Black Quartz, Steppe, and Yurt.
Alison's choice is Islington
- a mix of Blue-Faced Leicester and Silk, [100g;400yd/366m] in colours Nutkin, Squirrelly, and Red Velvet.

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Saturday December 31, 2016

Christina: FO at last

Finally sewed them all up - motivated by the desire to gift them to Wendy and Lloyd for their new baby. This cotton blanket is not very soft and cuddly, so I am not sure that this will be loved as much as my previous pin-woven gift - but it is a work of art...

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Sunday June 26, 2016

Christina: ...it is now

Posted by Christina at 1:42 PM. Category: Swallowtail Shawl

Friday June 24, 2016

Alison: On the way....

Posted by Alison at 7:52 AM. Category: Swallowtail Shawl

Sunday June 19, 2016

Christina: Lily of the Valley

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I finished the central lace chart and moved on to the Lily of the Valley border.
I felt I got on a bit better with the border charts. In the first part you increase hugely so it seems more and more of a chore. However by the time you have 200 odd stitches on the needles you are working "one row at a time" and the charts are only about 10 rows long so it was easier for me to adjust to that mentally.

The nupps are quite easy to make on the increase row but I did find decreasing them (purl 5 together) a bit harder - its very easy to accidentally purl 6 together, as the 6th stitch is a yarn over and longs to stay in the nupp. It's also harder working with black yarn. Throughout I never stopped counting the stitches between the nupps.

Overall this is progressing faster than I imagined it would. [But it's not all over yet...]

Posted by Christina at 9:31 PM. Category: Swallowtail Shawl