Saturday, August 18, 2007

Meanwhile, back at my knitting...

After setting aside the Cocoon Lace Wrap (see July 6), I was able to complete several projects for the local cancer centre, some of which I've posted here. The green close-up is another Cozy wrap from This one is done in Debbie Bliss Merino Aran in an emerald green colour. I used ten 50-gram balls and a size 8 needle. I think I could work this pattern in my sleep!

The turquoise blue shawl is the Gothic Leaf Stole from Sivia Harding. It's a gorgeous pattern! I used a sport weight superwash wool from Lana Grossa and a size 6 needle. The pattern is worked in two halves and is intended to be grafted together using Kitchner. Those who know me know that I cannot Kitchner to save my life and my effort at doing so was a dismal failure. I think it's because I work left to right and the stitches come out twisted. I worked a few rows of garter stitch and used a three needle bind off and it came out very nicely. I'll keep working on that Kitchner.

The blue throw is another Heritage blanket from Oat of my favourites. I used 6 100-gram skeins of Plymouth Encore and a size 8 needle to make a nicely sized throw.

In my spare time (?), I also made a couple pairs of to come later!

On the needles now is the
Interlude Lace Wrap from Classic Elite. Check out the CEY Knitalong for progress!