Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Angel Lace Shawl - complete!

This is the beautiful Angel Lace shawl, designed by Evelyn A. Clark for Fiber Trends. This is by far the easiest of Evelyn's shawls I've ever made (either that or I'm getting better at knitting!). The pattern is easy to remember and for those who are new to lace knitting, it has one row of just knitting (no increases or decreases, except of the YOs at the edges and center spine). I never use a "lifeline", but this one has one built in! The yarn is Filatura di Crosa 501, DK weight 100% superwash wool. I used 9 full balls to complete this shawl and a size 8 needle. It measures 78 inches across the top and 38 inches down the center...very generous! I've got enough yarn to make another and I'll be starting that one shortly. This shawl to 5 days to make.

Like my other shawls, this will be donated to the local cancer centre and will be given to a patient.

The Sock-a-thon continues!

More finished socks...

The first is made with Classic Elite's new sock yarn, Alpaca Sox in colourway "Garden". It's gorgeous yarn and is so very soft. The fibre is 60% alpaca, 20% merino, 20% nylon. I made these socks using a size 1 needle. The pattern is Monkey Bars from Wildhorse Farms. The pattern is very simple and easy to memorise...the perfect portable project! Both the pattern and the yarn were bought from The Loopy Ewe.

The second sock is made with Dream In Color Smooshy sock yarn (my new VERY favourite!!) in colourway "Deep Seaflower". The pattern is "Small Tiles" from More Sensational Knitted Socks. It was simple and easy to memorise. I used a size 2 needle.

The third sock is also made with Dream In Color Smooshy, this time in "Good Luck Jade". The pattern, also from MSKS, is "Lattice Stitch", also simple to make. Again, I used a size 2 needle. These yarns were also purchased from The Loopy Ewe.

Sunday, November 04, 2007

Dream In Color socks

This is my first pair of socks done in Dream In Color sock yarn. The colorway is called "Dusky Aurora" and it's GORGEOUS yarn! These socks were made using a size 2 needle (a 47" Addi lace needle) and the pattern is a simple eyelet rib twist something or other! I made up the pattern; it's just a YO, K2Ttog. But, about the yarn...it's wonderful! I can really understand why so many knitters rave about this yarn. The colour has enough variation to make it interesting, but it simply does not pool. I'm rather tired of having swirls and blobs of colour pooling on my socks, so this yarn is a real winner!!

I've got one more skein of this yarn in "Deep Seaflower" and I'll be stalking The Loopy Ewe this week for more!