Thursday, May 31, 2007

Sahara on a Blue Moon with Blue Moon

Originally uploaded by rchrispy
I finished this a week ago, but have not had time to post info about the project. The fit and look of the shirt is growing on me. My friends say this sweater looks hot. I am just not used to the wide shoulders.

Details at my blog.

Khalila's Sahara

And it's done! I'm so thankful it fits nicely and looks how I thought it envisioned it would.

Khalila at The Knitting Dance

My Rusted Root

Finally, my finished Rusted Root :-)
It's actually a modified Rusted Root knock-off! ... after deciding that I would change the sleeves from puffy to straight, and then realizing that I had the exact same lacy leaf pattern in an old Mon Tricot knitting book, I thought that I could give it a go without the Rusted Root instructions :-)
I used an Aussie 8 ply yarn with 4mm needles, and made a top down raglan with just a bit of side shaping in the body...I didn't want it too tight as I was going for the layered look (the photo with the white shirt). I'm really pleased with the end result, and it feels great to wear ... the black doesn't photograph real well, but the pattern shows up a lot better in 'real life'. I'll definately be making more of's winter here in Adelaide right now, and layers work great with our changeable climate.
Looking forward to the next KAL, Linda :-)

If knits were like pies...

Have you all seen the movie Waitress? It's an awesome movie out in theatres right now, about a small-town waitress named Jenna who is a genius at creating delicious pies, and names them after her life dilemmas, such as "Kick in the Pants Pie" and "I Don't Want Earl's Baby Pie."

Well, if knits were like Jenna's pies, this would be the "I'm Single Again and I Got This Luscious Yarn to Make Me Feel Better Sweater." And it doesn't hurt that it's a sexy little knit, either.


Yarn: Tilli Tomas Pure and Simple (2 skeins) and Disco Lights (1 skein) in Hibiscus
Needles: Sizes 4 and 6


Wow, am I glad I splurged for this yarn. It really is the most luscious yarn I've ever worked with. I knit the XS size after reading in the pattern notes about the tendency of the yarn to stretch. I think it'll be fine, except that I may need to tack the neckline together a bit more because I think it's already starting to stretch out a little and if I'd turned a little sideways you'd all get a nice glimpse of my bra.

A word about binding off: I learned that just because the pattern says to bind off loosely, it doesn't mean that you can just take really loose stitches with the needles you're using. I bound off the neckline with the size 4 needles I was working with and the neckline was so tight that it hiked the bottom of the lace panel all the way to my cleavage. I undid the cast off and because I was working with Disco Lights, I stripped the yarn free of all the sequins, because let me tell you what, it is a nightmare to pull out the stitches if you have to frog. I then cast off with size 6 needles, and it was better, but I undid it again and tried Elizabeth Zimmerman's sewn bind off, which is a super stretchy bind off (here's a nice tutorial from Knitty). Ta da! Like magic. I went back and redid the hem with this bind off, as well.

I also don't know if any of you had trouble with the short rows on the sleeves, but because I am a relatively new short row novice, I was wrapping the stitches without picking them up and knitting them. That little piece of information is at the beginning of that section, but of course I missed it, and a little voice inside my head kept saying, this isn't right, this doesn't seem right. Sure enough, at 2:30 in the morning when I had finished the first sleeve, I focused my bleary eyes on the pattern again and realized that it does say to pick up the stitches. It just doesn't say that in instructions where you might expect it to spell that out for you. Doh.

Anyway, it's been a treat to see everyone's finished Saharas! And even though the KAL is over, everyone's finished Rusted Roots make me want to try this pattern too!

See you all in the next round!

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Lillian is my tentative nomination. I don't want to overwhelm Amanda, but this top is GEE-OR-GEOUS! Take a look-see and butter her up - tell her how much we love it so she'll let us use it! It's a free pattern!!! What a great knitterly/crafty young mind!


Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Nomination (and un-nominating)

I'm going to take back my nomination for the Elfin Goth top, since further information reveals it's really complicated and not practical for the knit along.

I did find another cute pattern though. A sweet little button up vest.Available here for purchase.

Also the Josephine Top in the new IK is really cute!

Another Sahara Done!!

I finished this in the car on Friday. It is spectacular (if I do say so myself ;-) ). Even my dad commented on how great it looked. Fits like a glove and the final fabric feels gorgeous. Soft, sort of smooth but rustic, I can't stop stroking it. I still need to block it but it looks pretty good unblocked. I love, love, love it, more than I thought I would.

This was a great knit with a few new things to learn for me. I dreaded the p3tog tbl but these I found much easier than the k3tog tbl. Took a few weeks longer to do than I anticipated. Great pattern and has inspired me to relook at Sizzle. I love the shape of the neckline and it's much more flattering than I expected (I'm really small busted).

Started 1 April, Finished 25 May 2007

Yarn: Rowan Summer Tweed - Summer Berry (Very little left from 6 skeins)
Size: XS
Needles: Boye Interchangeables Sizes 5 and 3Trim: Main yarn with carry along of DMC Perle 8 with Mouakaite chips

The only mod I did had to do with the short rows on the sleeves. I didn't like the way the stitches looked when picking up the wraps on the purl side, so I slipped the wrapped stitch and picked it up on the knit run. Looks much less hole-y which should improve even more when blocked. I've never done short rows before this and this could actually be the way they're supposed to be picked up.


Hi everyone. I wanted to nominate Tulip for the next knitalong. The yarn is easy to find and is 100% cotton-a perfect little top for summer! There are pictures of the top in more colorways here and here and here. The pattern is only $5, too. What do you guys think?


Since it is summer --I would like to nominate the following two summery tops:
Joanna C's Prosperous Plum Tank (which has a free pattern) and Annie Modesitt's Silk Corset Tank Pullowever. Annie shared a simplified version of the Corset Tank on Knitty Gritty and that pattern can be found here which would make a nice alternative for those who find the other pattern intimidating!

Completed Sahara

I made it! I've completed Sahara last night and am very happy about it. It took me very long to complete as I'm a slow knitter but I got there.

Here are the stats:

Yarn: Tilli Tomas in Limeade
Needles: Knitpicks options sizes 7 and 5
Time to complete: About six weeks

In this pic it's unblocked and very fresh off the needles. This was my first contribution to a KAL on this forum and look forward to the next one!


Monday, May 28, 2007

Rusted Root questions

I've started my Rusted Root this week and I have a couple of questions. First of all, is the neckline ribbing done on the smaller needles like the sleeve ribbing? The pattern doesn't specify this. Secondly, I'm finding that the neckline isn't exactly straight because the lace section is looser which creates a little bulge or ripple on the neck edge. Did this happen to others and does the ribbing take care of that? Thanks for any help. I like the way the pattern is written. It makes it easy to knit on autopilot (except for the lace part).

Sunday, May 27, 2007

2nd Rusted Root!

Here's my 2nd RR for my mom!

Saturday, May 26, 2007


Here is my Sahara!

I still have to wet block it. Once I do, I'll upload a photo of me in it! It fits well, but the sleeves could be a little longer. I will try to stretch them when I block it.

Yarn: Great Big Sea Silk by Handmaiden--about 3 1/4 skeins, color: Pumpkin
Beads: Miyuki 5/0 triangle beads in crystal with burnt orange core
Modifications: more hip increases--every 6 rows instead of every 8 rows.

I really like this pattern and I'm pleased with the results!


This is an introduction, even though I know we're nearing the end of the Sahara stint on SKC. It's been so much fun to see everyone's finished Saharas, and you all have given me the motivation I need to keep going.

My name is Olga, and at the beginning of May I splurged on the Tilli Tomas Sahara kit from kpixie, thanks to an unexpected gift certificate from a friend. Of course, I had to join the knitalong, but it's been slow going, and like lots of other folks here, I had to frog the hem a couple of times.

But I'm nearing the finish line.

I decided to work the neck ribbing before the sleeves, because I'm still undecided about whether to do short sleeves, or sleeveless.

But now I need a break from the p3tog through the back loop. My arm is killing me!

Have a great weekend, everyone!

Friday, May 25, 2007

Cool blue sahara

In between packing boxes, I finished up my Sahara. The colour isn't quite true; it's more of a dark denim-y blue than a navy blue. In all the moving chaos, I haven't had a chance to block the sweater yet, but I expect blocking will make it softer and drapier than it already is. I've posted more pictures and details at Woolly Mammoths.

I made the following modifications:

  • Decreased the neck depth. I felt the sweater looked better proportioned on bustier people with a shallower neck.
  • Reworked the bust/waist shaping. I made the bust larger, the waist smaller, started the shaping further down (under the fullest part of my bust), and changed the shaping accordingly.
  • Added a bust dart. I put bust darts in all my sweaters. They fit much, much better with this feature.
  • Increased neck trim. I needed four repeats of the neck trim pattern to meet in the middle of the neck.

Yarn: Silky Tweed, somewhere around 7-8 skeins. I have a lot of this floating around, so it was a bit difficult to count in the moving chaos. Silky Tweed is soft and lovely, but a bit splitty, even with Stumpi Bluntos.

Needles: One Addi Turbo 16" circular in size 4. If these had pointy points, they'd be perfect! In this case, I appreciated the dull tips, because the Silky Tweed was splitty enough on its own.

Thursday, May 24, 2007

So, so close!

Hi there,

I am so close to having Sahara finished. I've stitched one side of the neck lace down. Just have the other side, stitching up the front and weaving in of a few ends. I do mine as I go so that it isn't such a daunting task at the end. I tried it on last night and it fits like a glove. Can't wait to wear it. Will post a pic very shortly.


Another Finished Sahara

First of all, I have to say that I am completely impressed with all the beautiful Sahara's that are popping up. It was certainly motivating me to finish mine! So it is finally finished. I had to put it down a few times to get mother's day gifts completed but it is finished now. I am really happy with how it turned out. I think I will take some other bloggers advice and wet block it because the bust area is just a tad tight.....I would like it a bit looser. I am just nervous about wet blocking the TT yarn. But I will. So this pic is pre-wet blocking.

I think this was a great pattern. It kept my interest, which is very important to me, and I think the trim is so pretty (even though it is a pain to knit). I will most likely knit another another one next summer!

Yarn It

My 2nd Rusted Root

My mom loved my completed Rusted Root so much that I decided to make her one too. I'm farther along than I am in this photo. She's coming to visit tomorrow and I'm about 80% finished now. I definitely have a little work to do today!

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Feeling Good About It

I've only got one sleeve left to do on my Sahara and it's looking and feeling good. I was a little worried at first that it wasn't going to stretch across my chest and it would be too tight, but it's just right. I'm going to make another one in summer colors with short sleeves. The P3tog tbl wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be. All I had to do was roll the 1st stitch of the P3tog so that it loosened up the trio and it made it easy to get the needle through. And I'm really thankful for my Knit Picks needles right now. They are so sharp and slippery that it made it even nicer.

I'm using Berroco Softwist in Midnight Blue for the sweater and Trendsetter Yarns Sunshine in Blueberry Hill for the trim. I also had to go up two sizes on the needles to get gauge.

Khalila at The Knitting Dance

Monday, May 21, 2007

Sahara Progress

Here's the latest progress on Sahara. I am using Cotton Flamme in celery. I went to the local Michael's store and picked up a pack of beads and worked on the neckline. I'm really happy that I did this by hand instead of using the pre-strung Tilli Thomas. The fact that I got the cotton on sale from Little Knits for 2.50 a skein would be thrown out the window by buying 1-2 skeins for $39 to add the dazzle. I'm hoping to have this completed in the next couple of days. I'm really happy that I got to do both projects this KAL. Can't wait to see what is chosen next.

More details on my blog.

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Me Again...

I posted a picture of my finished sahara the other day on the back of a chair. Here it is on. I was going to make the medium but realized the back was not big enough across the shoulders so I went up to the large. I'm so glad I did as it fits perfectly. I just wish the sleeves laid a little flatter.

rusted root is finished and sahara is in progress

rusted root is made with cotton linen yarn, this is a pre-washed and pre-blocked pic. love the yarn, still think i made the sweater too short so i may add on a repeat and re do the ribbing before i wash her. sahara is in progress and i'm now looking for ways to attach the beads i bought...for the neckline only. i don't think i'll bead the sleeves and the hem but who knows i could change my mind. i'm sticking with the neutrals lately to hope fully get more use out of my knits. we shall see. i have finished my eyelet cardi from knit pixie if you want to stop on over to my blog or to the knit pixie blog to see the end results...turned out quite nice i think. i mention it only because it was a pattern that was under consideration for a sexy knitters kal! posting with the new blogger is so much nicer and easier and if i haven't already mentioned it...thanks jeannie for your efforts!

Friday, May 18, 2007

Finished Sahara!

Ahh it is done! I am REALLY happy with this knit! It will get a lot of wear this summer! I wore it out tonight and yarn is soo soft! I got 2 compliments on it!

Yarn: Goshen by Valley Yarns from WEBS in purple haze. I really enjoyed using this yarn! I will use it again for sure! I used just under 7 skeins.
It would have been done a week sooner if I didn't keep putting off doing the neckline. But really it was so easy! I had it done on Sunday, riding in the car to my Grandma's and back!
It is the best fitting knit I've done so far! I guess I have been making everything to big! I would definitely make this pattern again. Maybe a long sleeved version for fall winter?
More details on my blog

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Finished Sahara

Hi! I finished my Sahara last week. I used Brown Sheep Cotton Fleeced in Lilac Haze. I followed the pattern as is. I did use a size 5 needle for the lace hem. I wore it to my grandmothers birthday party last Saturday and everyone loved it. I can't believe how well it fit. I think I'm going to make a long sleeved one for the winter.

I can't wait to see what the next KAL is.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Sahara is still on my bad side

I tried to make longer sleeves, hoping that the long wavy sleeves would make up for the tightness of the body & make it seem breezy anyway...
and I ran out of yarn. The sleeves look SILLY like this. ARGHHH!!!!
Details on my blog - please come & give your opinion about what I should do with the sleeves, I just can't decide.
I have needed more help with this knit than anything I've ever done before - this is crazy - and I need help again! I am not thrilled with the whole Sahara experience, even tho I do think if I can get it the way I want it that I will actually like it very much.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

My completed Sahara

Done with Sahara!

Totally happy with this pattern, would totally do it again (considering I restarted it THREE times.....)
It really makes my chest pop out, you would never figure that was just a B cup sitting there. I am thinking of actually making it the short sleeve version, so we'll see if I accomplish that or not.
I also think I would like to try this in a more silky cotton yarn to see if it drapes any instead of being so clingy with what I chose.
I used Cascade 220 and size 6 needles throughout. Made no modifications but think I am definately going to start doing crunches on a daily basis.

This was my first KAL and actually, the first sweater I made for ME. So all in all it was pretty fun and challenging. Especially when I magically lost a skein of the yarn and had to wait a week to replace it. I'm sure I'll find it tomorrow though.......*sigh*

Monday, May 14, 2007

Woohoo! I finished Rusted Root too.

I finished my Rusted Root! And I love it! I made it in Knit Picks CotLin. I really like the yarn. It's nice and cool for hot weather and I know linen gets softer with each wash, so that's exciting too!

It was my first top-down shirt, and also my first lace. This was such an enjoyable knit.

As many of you have said, my sleeves are not as poofy as they are in the pattern pics. BUT I am glad! I l look younger than I am so I'm thinking big poofy sleeves wouldn't help me look sophisticated :)

More details on my blog!

Rusted Root is DONE!!

I finished her last night and if I must say so myself I did a grrrrrreat job! I didn't change a thing about the pattern and I like it how it is. The waist shaping isn't the most flattering on me but I can still work it no problem.

Cotton-ease + US7 Susan Bates = Enjoyable knitting experience!

I used a US5 Denise needle for the ribbing and that wasn't so much fun but all in all this was a great top to knit, the lace panel kept it interesting and the stockinette allowed for stress free TV watching.

Sunday, May 13, 2007

I'm in! Finally...

It's taken me a while, but I'm finally in! I thought I'd pop on a quick post with a piccy as proof. As you can see, I haven't quite reached the joining frontage stage yet, but so far so good. I've chosen to use Jo Sharp's Silkroad Aran in Merlot, and it's knitting up a treat. I've no idea how the fit is going to end up with this being my first big knit, so wish me luck!

Saturday, May 12, 2007

Presenting Rusted Root!

I finally finished Rusted Root!

Rusted Root!

I used Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece in Perry's Primrose. I am really happy with this sweater. It was my first ever sweater, and I had great fun knitting it. I love how easy and fast the pattern is, even if the lace panel tripped me up in the beginning. More details on my blog.

Pink Sahara is DONE!

Finished Sahara

Date Started: 28 April 2007
Date Completed: 11 May 2007
Pattern: Sahara from StitchDiva by Wendy Bernard of Knit and Tonic.
Yarn: Ella Rae Shibu, Colorway 07.
Needles: Size 5 US for body, Size 4 US for ribbing. KnitPicks Options.
Modifications: Lengthened sleeves by working the long sleeve pattern decreases (5 total decreases, +2 rounds) before ribbing.
Neckline p3togtbl was switched for a p3tog.
Modifications for row gauge being off pattern.

More information available at my knitting blog.
All photos are clickable for a larger view.

sahara has been started!

i still don't know that i will come close to finishing before the end of the kal but i started and am loving this pattern and this yarn..south west trading co. phoenix 100%soysilk. i love this yarn. i wanted a neutral color so it would be easy to wear and wanted a multi so it would be more casual and wanted to use soy or bamboo and this yarn fit the bill. if you get a chance to try this yarn i recommend that you do! knit pixie sells the yarn and it's worth the price! i have finsihed rusted root and will picture it as soon as i wash and block it . i do have two more ends to weave in but am putting that off for a rainey day...i'm sick of looking at black yarn!

Friday, May 11, 2007

I've wanted to knit along here for quite a while, but a lot of people seem to go for off-the-shoulder designs. Given that I (and probably everyone around me) would be happier if I wore a bra, I waited until this knit along to join in.

(BTW, the muffin-top look is an optical illusion because of an oddly folded shirt hem. I even checked again after squinting at this picture for a while.)

Changes to the pattern:

  • Gauge. Knit with Silky Tweed at a smidge over 5.5 stitches per inch
  • Neckline. Closed off the neckline early for (I felt) a more flattering look on me and ease in bust adjustments.
  • Bust. Added quite a few extra stitches in the bust and a short-row dart.
  • Waist. Nipped in the waist more than on the pattern, and adjusted the seam decreases/increases to reflect this and the extra room in the bust.

Hey, for me, this is following a pattern!

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Sahara is not on my good side at the moment...

Sahara is trying my patience. It may get a time out. I have bound off the lace neckline not once, not twice, but three times - and unfortunately the third time is NOT the charm. It is still too freaking tight. I have already gone from a size 5 up to a size 10 needle, I think I might work the next lace pattern row and then bind off.

Can you see how it's pulling & bunching up there around my neck? Did anybody else have this problem? Did I miss some integral note in the pattern? Loosely is one thing, going up to a size 11 or 13 needle is BEYOND loose. The yarn is starting to look ucky, and I am trying not to be angry b/c I am so darn close to getting it right.
you can find me here.

Sahara Progress

Here's my progress on Sahara so far. More details and pics on my blog as well. I am digging things at the moment. I'm at the point where I knit straight in st st until work measures 2" from underarm to needle. Even though I have a ways to go, it still seems to be a faster knit than I expected. Wendy did really thorough directions as well. Now that I've managed the provisional cast on (thanks to all the helpful comments), I'm in the knit zone. : 0 )

All done!

My Rusted Root is finished. Weee!


I messed with the pattern quite a lot (the biggest mods were replacing the lace with a cable and combining two sizes to keep the sleeves poofy). All the info and more pics here.

Rusted Root Finished!!!

I finally finished Rusted Root...and am wearing it to work today! More details on my blog.
Michele ;-)

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Prayers Needed

I know this isn't knitting related but knitters are always such a compassionate group...I hope you don't mind ,
OK This isn't something I would usually ask for but of my students, a little girl (only 7), was attacked last night by a pit bull when playing in her neighbors yard. Apparently she tripped over it's leash got tangled up and the dog got ahold of her. She lost a finger, part of her ear, and has over 100 stitches in just her face. It's been on the news today in Cleveland. I feel so terrible for her. She is a sweet little girl, if you've ever heard of Junie B Jones books, she's my Junie B. (Actually my student not as ornery as Junie B-but she reminds me of her!) I figure she can use all the prayers she can get!

I just have to say it!

I'm loving making Sahara however the neck lace has it's frustrations! Whomever invented P3togtbl should be sent to bed without their supper!

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Sahara progress

Here is my Sahara. I've started the neckline lace last night and hope to finish that by tomorrow. Then I will make myself do the 2nd sleeve. I love this yarn and I'm very pleased with the beads. The sleeves are a little tight and I think the sweater may be also. It's so hard to tell when trying on with the front open like it is. Having put on 20 pounds, I plan on taking that off this summer so the sweater won't be snug next fall when I get a chance to wear it!

not quite finished rusted root

this looks finished but it is still in progress, i have to weave in ends but only after i pick up the neckline stitches and add the ribbing. i made it a little short, not on purpose but i think i'll go with it as it seems to work for me! i like the black and think it will be very wearable but black is too hard for me to knit with so it wasn't much fun. the yarn is cotton linen and so far feels cool!

Monday, May 07, 2007

Rusted Root Progress

I have been using Lion Brand Cotton-Ease on US 7s for my Rusted Root and I am impressed. The yarn is very soft, easy to work with and has produced puffy sleeves.

Since this picture was taken I have finished off the sleeves and just finished the waist shaping. I can't to finish it and start stuttin' my stuff in it!!

Sunday, May 06, 2007

only the sleeves to go

Hi all! This is my first KAL and the first time I've posted here. I only started knitting again 4 months ago after a 20 year hiatus, but already I am knitting a lot better than I could when I was 8 :)

Anyways, here is my progress so far on my Sahara. Being in Australia and coming up to winter I decided to knit the long sleeved version, and so far I have knitted everything but the sleeves. I just had to do the neckline first though so I could try it on, and I really wasn't disappointed at all. I am knitting it in Paton's Zhivago, a tencel acrylic yarn and it's very soft and light to work with. I have made it in Small and was a bit worried it would be too tight across the chest, cause I need 5 more inches than it seems the pattern allows, but I am too much of a novice to dare attempt to modify the pattern and I wasn't willing to put up with a floppy waistline, so I resolved to live with the outcome and maybe it was just some kinda lucky break or a good choice of yarn but it really just fits perfectly.

By some kinda of bad luck I ended up with a couple of balls from the wrong dyelot, which were noticably darker than the rest, only once I'd started knitting with them of course. So I saved those and knitted the hem and neck with that and it provides a nice subtle contrast which I am actually quite happy with.

I will try and post a less fuzzy picture when I am done, but for now I was too enthusiastic and impatient to wait for a better camera.

Pink Sahara WIP

Sahara WIPInformation:
Started: 28 April 2007
Size: Large (I think it might be so fitted that I'd be wise to wear a bit of a girdle or shaper underneath just so the relaxed belly doesn't ruin the line!)
Yarn: Ella Rae Shibu in #07 (90/10 silk/rayon) - Approximately 8 balls so far (yarn was reclaimed from a very bad version of a Knitty tank). Two more balls on order for the neck and hem details (that way with the mismatch of the dyelot, it will seem like a design element... That's my theory).
Needles: Knitpicks Options for the body in size 5US, some random plastic sleeve needle from Mom's stash for the sleeves
Adding some length to the sleeve to make it hit right above the elbow when completed.
Gauge issues (stitch gauge was on, row gauge was off)
Sleeves are going to be more fitted than shown in model.

It's turning out to be a lot of pink... And I'm not a pink person. I think something happened to me, like trauma.

Overall, I'm very happy with the knit, and the fit from the last body try-on, and the sleeves seem like they're going to be precisely what I want - well fitted, and longer than the short sleeve section of the pattern, which is so not designed for any woman with meaty upper arms.

Also posted to my knitting blog -

Friday, May 04, 2007

The Blue Moon Bling Sahara swatched and ready

I am going to do the sleeveless version of the Sahara sweater. I am knitting it in Cotton Patine; and instead of beaded yarn, I am using Blue Moon Lupe or Bling as I call it. If you want more info go to my blog.

Another finished Rusted Root!

I'm very happy with how it turned-out!

Like many others, I didn't get super-poofy sleeves, but I'm okay with that. I did make a couple modifications -- I made a size between the XS and S, and added extra waist decreases (and spaced them farther apart).

More pics and details on my blog.

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Almost done!

Well no picts new picts yet, but one sleeve is finished and I'm off to finish the 2nd one tonight. Then just the lace neckline! So hopefully I'll be done VERY soon!

Crochet Provisional Cast On Assistance

I am trying to use the crochet method for the provisional cast on. This is my first time using it and I know I'm missing an obvious step. I even went to and the online videos for guidance. After I've crochet the desired number of stitches onto the needle - what do I do? All the sites I see show you removing the axillary yarn with a lot of rows of the working yarn already completed. What is the next step? Am I just picking up stitches with my real yarn after using the crochet cast on method with the waste yarn? Please assist. I'm really itching to start Sahara.



Sahara from Norway

I finished this some weeks ado, but had some problems posting, thanks to everyone who helped me on this!

So the picture and details:
Yarn : Cotton Sport (Idena) 115 m/ 50 g, colour 948
Consumption : 300 g
Needles : 3,5 mm (2,5 mm for the neckline and edging around the arms)
Changes to pattern : I only knitted the split in the right side


More info in my blog: