Sunday, April 22, 2007

A couple more FO's; cable pocket wrap and Estonial Lullaby blanket

In the past couple weeks, I've made another Estonian Lullaby blanket and a cable pocket wrap. The Estonian Lullaby is another of Evelyn Clark's beautiful designs for Fiber Trends. The yarn is Shepard Colour 4 Me, an 8-ply superwash wool I've used many times. I used a US8 Addi Turbo 32" needle and used 500 grams of wool.

The turquoise wrap is the Cable Pocket Shawl from Knit Picks. I bought the yarn (Sierra) when it was on clearance and like it quite a bit. This shawl is knitted in two halves which are then brought together with a three needle bind off. This gave me a look I wasn't overly fond of, but since this wrap is to keep me warm, it's OK. I'll make the shawl again, but will find a different way to graft the two halves together. I used 8 100 gram hanks of yarn and a size 10 Addi Turbo 32" needle for the main shawl; a size 8 Addi Turbo needle for the garter stitch borders.

Panda Cotton socks - One pair done, One WIP

I finished the first pair of socks in Panda Cotton and liked it so much I bought more. Yes, it can be splitty and heaven help you if you have to frog, but the socks are so nice, I couldn't resist more.

The pink socks are the finished WIP below; Waving Lace designed by Evelyn Clark. I finished both socks in about 3 days. The WIP sock (in colourway Crystal Purple) is Hedera, designed by Cookie A. The pattern is very simple and the look with the Panda Cotton is very nice. I just started these socks this morning and they are working up quickly.