Thursday, December 29, 2005
recently finished ... steve's hat! i felt guilty about having done ursula's hat ut not steve's, 'specially since he commissioned it in august. Pattern: London Beanie Yarn: Debbie Bliss Alpaca Silk Aran in Sea Green (05) and Mustard Yellow (08) Luxury Nazca (Alpaca & Silk) in Orange (666 - apparently marled orange is the colour of the beast ... who knew?) 2 strands held together. Assignment: make an orange hat that does not overwhelm or clash with skin tone. Results: happy. very soft, light hat, easy knitting. steve likes it. i recommend more hasts in alpaca silk blends (too bad the DB colours aren't more sophisticated. Love the contrast of the marled yarn and the plain yarn - gives it a reconstructed-retro aesthetic, a little bit of salvage bricolage.
finished object: Dad's scarf (alias barmitzvah scarf, peacock scarf) Info: see link to original entry 6 skeins Noro Kureyon used in total, 3 of each colour. Results: happy. dad is happy too. wish noro made an alpaca that was softer (for dad's neck, i like knitting with the kureyon)
Friday, December 23, 2005
Thursday, December 22, 2005
steve bought his wife a scarf from me last october. it was one of the lang tosca ones from the distributor. A week later steve's wife came in and bought the same scarf for herself. Steve came back, beside himself, with the original scarf. He thought he'd nailed x-mas. I told him no problem, i'll make a hat to match. i waited. i procrastinated and i practiced. he popped by yesterday afternoon and said "where's the hat? we're leaving tomorrow night." tomorrow night?! what's up with that? x-mas ain't till saturday! i ribbed and i ripped and knitted and ribbed. and it was done by the time i left work (at midnight). now i've just got to finish steve's hat. Big Beret Haley Waxberg Model: Deborah Archer, professional Farrah Fawcett impersonator & local inhabitant at Knit-O-Matic. Size S (M, L)/ 20" (21", 22") Materials - 2 balls Lang Tosca in the same colour (i used colour 62) 50g/92m - 6mm/16" circular needles - 7mm/16" circular needles - 7mm DPN - 6mm crochet hook - scrap yarn in complimentary colours (noro kureyon here) - darning needle - stitch marker Note - hat is knit with 2 strands of yarn held together. - the coloured effect is created by taking the yarn from different parts of the colourway. Abbreviations K knit L Left M1 make one stitch (lifted, twisted increase: lift yarn between the 2 sts with R needle, place it onto L needle, twist it again with R needle, knit into it) P purl R Right rep repeat rnd round sts stitches st st stocking stitch (in the round this is just knitting) Directions A. (working with 2 strands of yarn at the same time from different part of the colourway) with 6mm neddles cast on 52 (56, 60) sts and join, do not twist sts. place marker. work in K2 P2 rib for 6 rounds B. *k3, m1; rep from * to end or rnd. work 8 rnds in st st. C. *k6, m1; rep from * to end of rnd. work 8 rnds in st st. D. *k5, k2tog; rep from * to end of rnd. work 4 rnds in st st. E. *k9, k3tog; rep from * to end of rnd. work 4 rnds in st st. F. *k7, k3tog; rep from * to end of rnd. work 4 rnds in st st. G. *k5, k3tog; rep from * to end of rnd. work 3 rnds in st st. H. *k3, k3tog; rep from * to end of rnd. work 2 rnds in st st. I. *k1, k3tog; rep from * to end of rnd. Break off yarn and thread through remaining stitches. Finishing - weave in loose ends. Crochet Circles Abbreviations ch chain dc double crochet sl st slip stitch st stitch tr treble crochet Directions - Large Circle A. ch 4, sl st to 1st st in chain (makes a loop), ch3 B. *tr into central loop; rep from * until you move all the way around the loop and make a circle. C. sl st to top of ch3, fasten off D. Weave in ends. Directions - Small Circle A. ch 4, sl st to 1st st in chain (makes a loop), ch2 B. *dc into central loop; rep from * until you move all the way around the loop and make a circle. C. sl st to top of ch2, fasten off D. Weave in ends.
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