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Monday, December 28, 2009

Tan and Brown

close up of death flake
Making another knit hat this time using the deathflake pattern. I am thinking I may have knit it a tiny bit tight will find out when done, it is about 60% there. There will be a ribbing around the bottom to stop the flipping up action that my daughter is holding down for the photo.
My goal in knitting is to make lace thigh high stockings and to be able to reproduce some vintage Nordic sweaters of my Vavo's a, vintage sock made by some nuns for me and my cousins when we where children. I am getting close to being able to do most of those things. Those who are knitters out there how is my progress, if you have been following this I have ( haven't tried lace yet or yo holes for lace) in general, figured out most things pretty well, double point needles and cable and normal needles have all been used not scared of any of them tried different techniques the only one that has given me some real issues is color blocking it makes my fabric pull funny will figure that out later. Sure I tore things out and put them back in several times, but that was a learning curve thing.

I think I am doing pretty good for only 21 days of teaching myself to knit.

items made or making
  1. baby jacket
  2. hat for husband
  3. hat for a baby
  4. knit caplet
  5. socks 1/2 done
  6. hat for me1/2
  7. shawl/headscarf ( will probably frog as I like these lacier)
yarns used
  1. acrylic scrap: hard to work with doesn't slide well but even stitches
  2. 100% wool: will shrink when washed if not careful easy to work with slides like butter but have to work harder on even stitches
  3. cotton: soft easy to work with and slides well
  4. novelty yarn: gives nice texture easy to wash or dry clean
  5. sock yarn wool: wool but won't shrink and easy to work with as it had a little stretchiness to it to make it fit the feet better
  6. wool: this wool is meant for felting so will have to be super careful not to toss in washer also this one split easy
  7. vintage wool: very tiny using size 1 needles and a little scratchy but not much I would be fine wearing it
new techniques : there are more things than this I learned but this is the bases of what I learned
  1. knit, purl, cast on/off, st stitch, increasing, decreasing
  2. intarsia, color blocking, ribbing, Kirchner (sp) stitch double pointed needles with cable needle
  3. short rows, drafting pattern from finished object
  4. design my own simple pattern
  5. double pointed needles, turning heel, finishing toe
  6. seed stitch, working with two cable needles
  7. drafting own pattern complex

1 comment:

  1. Wow, it blows my mind that you are teaching yourself to knit. What a clever woman you are!


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