“It seems like a mighty long time…
“Down inside, don’t get caught with foolish pride…
Little L by Jamiroquai
Dimensions: 14.5 (D) X 14 (H) inches
This was supposed to be in my bar-front-loop stitch until I realized I was working in the round and therefore never seeing the back there the bar is…doh! Okay, so what is the fabric I am making…stockinette!? Then realize waistcoat stitch, but with a twist, and with my hyperflexed(?) wrist!?
LOVE the dense cushy fabric, softness of yarn and colors!
All Unknown, presumably acrylics. They were all little oddballs placed in a bag together; I picked up the bag from the meeting last month. Worsted to Aran weights, with an H-hook.
You Learn by Alanis Morissette
This was the best song title that I could “link” to this knit project. I chose this song title in relation to the fact that I “learned” something I didn’t know before, and re-learned something I did.
Dimensions: 66 x 4/5 inches
Cast on twelve stitches and work stockinette for three rows, alternated with reverse stockinette. I chose use this pattern from an old one I used before; the difference with this one is that there are no chevrons or zig zags…hmmm! I should be able to make zig zags.
Michaels Loops & Threads Links
Color: 12002 Rich Brown; Content: 74% Acrylic, 18% Wool, 8% Polyester; Weight: 5, Bulky
Color: Rumlestiltskin*; Content: Unknown; Weight: Lace*
This is where I “learned” something new. I learned that double-stranding a bulky and a lace, does actually add weight to the yarn – evidenced by the beginning five-inch width and ending with a four-inch width. However, it seemed that the second ball was a bit thinner also.
I re-learned the need to alternate two multicolor yarns of the same color to avoid different pooling patterns.
Shake The Disease by Depeche Mode
Chose for the viral texture the yarn creates.
Dimensions: 32 (wingspan) x 14 (depth) inches (approximate)
An experimental pattern that worked! Worked in stockinette stitch.
Obtained from the El Segundo Slipt Stitchers knitting guild – somehow – or was it from CANanaCat? Anyway, the previous owner had decided to double-strand a yarn – most likely labeled bulky on the label.
From my prior yarn store experience, I believe this yarn might be very old King Cole Opium: 54% Cotton, 42% Premium Acrylic, 4% Polymide. Between 198 Lilac and 3046 Wisteria, I am going with the latter.
Thank You by MKTO
Happened to be playing while I was trying to come up with a name for this scarf. Great anthem!
Dimensions: 4 x 73 inches (approximate)
20 Stitches knit in-the-round, using magic circle technique, involving double-, triple- and quadruple-stranding.
Unlabled, scrap yarn from the El Segundo Slipt Stitchers knitting guild.
Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
When I had originally begun this scarf, it was going to be a mish-mosh of yarn scraps, but as time progressed, it decided to make it uniform. The glitter is what led me to thinking about a stairway (chevrons) to heaven.
Dimensions: 43-inch (L) x 4-inch
As you can see from the previous blog posts, this scarf has undergone several changes to make it to completion, and working on US size two needles, I am so happy to finally be done with this scarf.
The original pattern – Keeping Rosita Warm by Nadia Severns – called for stockinette; I changed to garter so my scarf would lay flat. I was please that the stitch pattern converted as well.
Care: Hand wash in cold water with mild liquid soap. Do not rub or twist. Rinse several times in cold clear water. Do not wring. Dry flat away from heat.
Color: 101 (Black+) and 134 (Dark Fairy+)
Content: 40% Metallized Polyester, 60% Cupro Rayon
Weight: 0, Lace
Pretty glitter yarns. The black was a different ply and kept separating easier, which is not good. The dark fairy colorway knit better.
+ suggested color name, per Hooker Leo