Monday, September 14, 2015
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Saturday, August 15, 2015
This pattern in this yarn is AWESOME. The yarn is quite forgiving of machine washing and drying and the drape and fit are fantastic. If you’re tall, or have concerns about the linen growing during the day as you wear it, you could always do a crochet chain reinforce down the sleeves and at the side seams - the Yarn Harlot has a nice post about it here http://www.yarnharlot.ca/blog/archives/2008/02/24/hooking....
I’ve had some requests for the lace pattern on Ravelry, and here’s the chart and instructions http://freeknitstitches.com/pattern.php?num=64&menu=3 - I did 3 repeats on the body, 4 on the sleeves and for the neck I cast on for one side and did 18 repeats, then picked up the same number of stitches along the cast on edge and knit another 18 repeats going the other direction (gives you the nice detail at the nape of the neck) and mattress stitched (http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEspring04/mattress.html) this “scarf” onto the front of the cardigan.
After 4 washings and dryings the yarn and at term combo can be washed and dried without loss of shape or stitch definition. I’d recommend this yarn for this pattern. It was a nice summer knit - not to hot have on your lap and portable. But there's more ...
Friday, May 29, 2015
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Saturday, February 7, 2015
Saturday, January 31, 2015
Palette on 4’s feels and looks really nice. Great pattern, the short rows for the neck shaping are awesome. I’m excited to see how this one comes out - I think most of my jogless color switches worked on the back yoke. I decided to extended the contrast color stripes down into the darker body portion to try and make the entire peice more intergrated. I think I like it so far. I’m also adding some shaping to the body. I'm thinking that doing one with greens could be nice too.