I had so much fun making this episode, and I had to chuckle when I listened back to it. When talking about Knit Picks yarn, I MEANT to say, "Here's what I think about it," but what I ACTUALLY said was, "Here's what you think about it." I really didn't mean to tell you what you think about it. Please know that I know that you are free to form your own opinions about Knit Picks and all other yarns. Sheesh...
Anyway, remember to go vote at masondixonknitting.com on Monday, March 20th to take part in the March Mayhem fun!
I had a few projects laying around mostly done and I decide to run through and finish them up as best I can - first on the list were these February socks! Finished March 11th. :) I am especially happy about these because they are the first finished pair for me! :)
As the first Knitting I class wrapped up, we took a few snapshots of finished objects. These are by no means all that was completed in the past 8 weeks, but just a few things that the girls had with them. Not even all the students were present, but I am SO proud of what they accomplished!
8 weeks ago, they learned how to do the knit stitch. Now - finished hats, dishcloths, coin purses, cat bowties, coasters, headbands, etc.!
After literally months and months of designing, math, knitting, ripping, reknitting, technical editing (thanks Edie Eckman!) and test knitting (thanks Colleen Freeman!), the Little Gigi Cardigan is finally available for purchase on ravelry.com. I have called it "Little" Gigi because an adult version is in the works. (Yay!)
This is a perfect little spring cardigan that would be beautiful for Easter! I can't wait to see what folks do with it. Enjoy!
A perfect little short-sleeved cardi to wear over a long-sleeved top in the fall or sundress in the spring. This simple smock style cardigan is feminine and whimsical, and is sure to be a favorite!
This is a top down, raglan style cardigan which is worked on circular needles. The body of the sweater is worked in stockinette stitch, while the sleeves and pockets add interest with reverse stockinette. Stitches are picked up for the button and buttonhole bands, as well as for the collar, which is worked vertically.
Materials Quince and Co. Chickadee (100% American Wool; 181 yd (166 m) / 50 g skein) Color: Carrie’s Yellow 3 (3, 3, 4) 4, 4, 5, 5 skeins Or 390 (450, 550, 610) 670, 740, 800, 840 yds / 355 (415, 505, 560) 620, 680, 735, 770 m of a sport weight wool such as Cascade 220 Sport
24-inch US #5/3.75 mm circular needle or size required to get gauge 24-inch US #4/3.25 mm circular needle Optional DPNs in US #4/3.25 mm (set of 4) 4 pieces waste yarn Stitch markers Three 1.5”/38 mm buttons Tapestry needle
Gauge 22 sts/32 rows = 4” in stockinette stitch on larger needles Adjust needle size to obtain correct gauge.