Monday, December 14, 2009

winter knitty!!

quadratThe winter issue of Knitty is up and it includes my first published pattern, Quadrat!

Monday, October 5, 2009

braided cowl

braided cowlpattern: my own
yarn: Lion Brand
needles: size US 13

Braided cowl of my own design.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

gyasi's sweater

gyasi's sweaterpattern: trellis
yarn: Rowan All Seasons Cotton
needles: size US 7

I knit this last fall for my friend's son. He finally sent me photos of his son wearing the sweater and he looks adorable!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009


pattern: calorimetry
yarn: Moda Dea Cache
needles: size US 10.5

Cast on 80 stitches. Worked short rows until there were 26 stitches outside the markers on each end and 28 stitches in between the markers.

Not a fan of the yarn - had gotten it for free a couple of years ago. Yarn looks more fluorescent in the photo than in real life

Friday, July 24, 2009

knitted ruff

I received this yarn from my friend a couple of years ago and didn't know what to make with it - until I saw this pattern. I really like ruffles, and I think the color is perfect for the pattern.

knitted ruffpattern: knitted ruff from Cut Out + Keep
yarn: Manos del Uruguay
needles: size US 7

Cast on 24 stitches instead of 18, but didn’t change the short rows. I also made the buttonhole larger.

The instructions on short rows are a bit confusing and not quite right. Wrapping a stitch is described as “yo, slip 1 stitch, yo, slip the slipped stitch back to the original needle”.

If you know how to work short rows, then it’s not a problem. This tutorial on is quite helpful.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

cloth napkins

cloth napkinsI decided to sew cloth napkins because they're economical, environmentally friendly and most importantly, classy. They're simply two 16" squares sewn together, since the prints are only on one side of the fabric and I didn't want napkins with a "wrong" side. Instead of using the same fabric for the whole set, I chose a variety of black & white patterns. This way I can easily add more napkins to the collection in the future. The egg beaters are my favorite.

crochet flower necklace

pattern: crochet necklace by creativeyarn
yarn: Lion Brand Vanna's Choice Solid
crochet hook: US size F

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

felicity hat

felicity hatI love the slouchiness of the felicity hat by Wanett Clyde. The pattern can be found on her website knitology or on ravelry.

The only thing I did differently was to use size 7 needles throughout as opposed to starting off on smaller needles.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

pillar lace neckwarmer

Rather than give up on the pillar lace pattern, I decided to make a neckwarmer to use up some of my yarn stash.

Here's the pattern:

Yarn: Blue Sky Alpaca & Silk
Needles:16” size US 6 circular needles

Gauge: 20 stitches / 4 inches

CO 111 stitches. Place marker for beginning of round.

Rnd 1: knit
Rnd 2: *yo, sl 1, k2, psso over the k2; repeat from * around

Repeat rounds 1 & 2 until the neckwarmer reaches your desired length. (Mine is only about 9" long.)

BO all stitches loosely. Weave in ends.

Sunday, May 31, 2009

pillar lace swatch

I'm working on a new sweater pattern and made this swatch. I don't like the natural bias of the stitch so I'll have to pick a new one.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

knitting history

I started knitting in the spring of 2005. Most of my knitted projects up to December 2008 can be viewed here. Unfortunately, I do not have photos of the items that I knit as gifts.

Monday, May 25, 2009

first post, last knitted

chunky neckwarmerpattern: chunky seed stitch neckwarmer (original)
yarn: patons upcountry wool
needles: US size 11

ruffle scarfpattern: lace ruffle scarf (original)
yarn: rowan kidsilk haze
needles: US size 8