Monday, December 31, 2007
Yarn: Caron Simply Soft [100% acrylic; 330 yds/302 m per 170g skein]; colors: Black; two skeins
Care: machine wash warm, tumble dry low
Needles: US 8 / 5 mm circular, US 8 / 5 mm double-points
Pattern: Zephyr Style
Date Begun: November 24, 2007
Date Completed: December 31, 2007
Modifications: Cable cast-on, funnel neck, elbow-length sleeves, non-biased lace pattern (yo, ssk, k2tog, yo) from Fantasy Knits
Saturday, December 29, 2007
I would love to nominate the Razor Cami.
I didn't like the pics posted on the original site, but I googled others who had done the pattern and I LOVE how the top can turn out! Also looks great on fuller figured's, no boobs and big boobs! The majority have said it was a very fast and easy pattern and I love the cost.....
Wednesday, December 26, 2007
Tree Jacket by Zephyr Style, Size XS
8 skeins of Tahki Savoy (52% silk, 48% merino: 109 yards per skein, color 104)
Addi Turbo needles size 8: 16 and 24 inch
Modifications: Altered the lace pattern to K3, K2tog, YO, K1, YO, SSK which kept the pattern from twisting.
Otherwise I knit exactly to pattern specifications.
I will say that this yarn is one of the softest things I have had against my skin and it feels fabulous. I'm also always amazed at how silk/wool blend yarns totally change when wet blocked. The stitches meld together and look so much more even!
This one is a winner!
Friday, December 21, 2007
Thursday, December 20, 2007
Sunday, December 16, 2007
I'm going to go ahead and nominated the Tilted Duster. I know many people like this and are planning to (me) or have already knit this. It seems like a good one to put up for the KAL, since many people could give advice, and hopefully many will be interested in knitting it!
My Auntie and I already decided to start this one together after Christmas. We're hoping to have company!
The pattern is FREE and is knit in a standard worsted/aran weight yarn and is available from size 32 inch chest to 48 inch chest.
I loved knitting it and love wearing it even more and would very much like to knit another.
Saturday, December 15, 2007
I would nominate the Tilted Duster but it seems half the world is already knitting it. I can nominate it if anyone is interested.
Ok now for the nominations.
The DROPS circular jacket.
Size: S - M/L - XL /XXL - XXXL
I love the flow of this jacket. It has the feel of a lovely blanket that you wrap around you but has unique details like the circle on the back.
Something Red by Wendy of Knit and tonic
This has more of the simple jacket look. You could definitely adjust the arm length so you get the warmth factor you prefer.
For Bust Sizes:
32(34, 36, 38, 40, 42, 44) inches
I love the fact that this can be customized with a scarf. I tend to love scarfs but never end up doing anything with the little silky squares that I receive.
Bust size (closed) – 33(35-37-39-43-47-51)
Flair by Wendy of knit and tonic
The great swingy jacket that is in style this season. What fun it would be to have one that you knit instead of purchased?
32 (36, 40, 44, 48, 52, 56)” chest
Cable Collar Cardigan
I love the simple lines of this cabled collar. It seems to be a minimally pieced garment since the collar is knit while the garment is knit.
There is a large size range.
27" to 67.5"
photo from knitting betty's flickr account which is the ravelry pic.
This is the Snow White sweater designed by the talented Ysolda.
There are additional photos on the pattern page
Thursday, December 13, 2007
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
Sunday, December 09, 2007
Thursday, December 06, 2007
I do, however, love some of the current nominations (all 3 which follow I have seen a few times & really like):
The Drops cabled bag
The Drops cardigan
Matilda Jane cardigan
(will probably end up knitting the cardigan regardless, but would be nice to do it as a kal)
Tuesday, December 04, 2007
Monday, December 03, 2007
First I nominate the Gathered Pullover from the winter Interweave Knits:
Second--I nominate Matilda Jane which is a download from Ysolda.
You can find better photos on Ysolda's website from the link above!
If you are not yet a user, signing up for Flickr is free!
Please add Juliet photos to our group here
Add Tree Jacket pics to our group here.
Links to all KAL groups are on our generic SKC flickr page here. New KAL groups are always announced on that page before the blog, so if you've got pics to share, be sure to check there.
I started Juliet on Wednesday 11/27
and basically finished knitting it on Sunday 12/2 here are a couple of pictures.
I used Cascade 220 in Red 9404 on size 8 needles.
I changed the garter stitch pattern to moss stitch and only
used a single strand of yarn.
Sunday, December 02, 2007
Saturday, December 01, 2007
I actually knit and finished BOTH projects for this KAL - Juliet came off the needles last night. It's a bit big and swingy, but since I got gauge the whole time, and knit for my own measurements, I'm assuming that's the way the girls wanted this pattern. We've heard a lot about size/fit and how big this pattern knits. I'm a "36" and I knit the medium.
Here's a horrible picture, but with the busy blur/boy you see next to me, it's next to impossible to get a quiet moment for a nice, lovely, close-up, detailed picture! Sorry!
Thanks for a great KAL, ladies, and I can't wait to see what we're knitting next!
Friday, November 30, 2007
I'm not done with the Tree Jacket yet, I got stuck working on Christmas stuff and hats and other winter stuff. It's been -35C here with the windchill for the past week! I can't wait to finish it though, as I have a feeling that I will be needing it since they're saying it will be the coldest winter in years!
at http://mollymenmymini.blogspot.com/ I have enjoyed watching everyone knit and
seeing the different yarns used and the way each of you personalized your own. Thank
you for letting me participate, I have learned a great deal!
I hope everyone has a great holiday season and that we can pick some cool new patterns.
More details on my Blog.
Thursday, November 29, 2007
It's a bit bigger on me than I would have liked; being a bit on the short side I tend to wear things that are a little more fitted so that I don't feel overwhelmed. I probably could have gone down a size...and the sleeves are pretty big. I've never blocked alpaca yarn before and I didn't quite know what to expect. Nevertheless, this is easily the softest, cuddliest, most comfortable sweater I own. And super warm. I used KP Andean Silk in Hollyberry.
Thanks for the KAL! I am really looking forward to the next one!
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
I chose to lengthen the body as mohair has a tendency to flyaway a bit since it's so light. I also put a small bit of the lace pattern at the sleeves with what yarn I had leftover. I'm rather pleased with how it turned out.
Monday, November 26, 2007
I cast on for this sweater on Sunday, October 14, 2007, and finished it Saturday, November 17, 2007. It was knit using Valley Yarns Berkshire Bulky on Knitpicks Options size 10 1/2 needles (32 inch cord.) Due to a number of the comments I read about this sweater, I knit a size small rather than the medium I usually knit in Zephyr Style patterns and am really pleased with the result. (Thanks everyone for the great advice!!!!!)
I don't think I will get to Tree Jacket this KAL as I have a number of other sweaters in my queue for which I have the yarn before I purchase the yarn for that sweater but I have greatly enjoyed participating in my first Sexy Knitters Club KAL! I'm looking forward to the next one!
You can find more info about this project on my blog.
Sunday, November 25, 2007
Now to the lack of electronic magic, I finished Saturday night. It is currently blocking and I will be having a FO post up really soon. I finished every last scrap off yarn that I bought. I don't think I have ever cut it this close.
I love the pattern and can't wait to wear this. It is my Christmas sweater.