Thursday, 22 November 2012

We have a new pattern up on Patternfish - Side Panel Vest . It's a Top Down with short rows to shape the V-neck. You have lots of choices to make this your own creation.
  • Choose either worsted weight yarn or heavy worsted weight yarn (aran).
  • Choose 4 buttons or buttons all the way down the front.
  • Choose which pattern you want to work down the sides (or put in one of your own favourites): Lace Pattern or 2 x 2 Rib.
  • And because it's Top Down you decide how long you want it to be.
I can't wait to see how these choices result in different looking vests.

Sunday, 11 November 2012

A couple more neck cozies, one adult and one childs. They're really easy and fast to do and trying out different lace patterns has been fun.
Certainly gives me a chance to try them out and see how I like how they look and knit up. My Retreat Notes are ready to go. Just a few more days 'til we get together to have fun with this project.

Thursday, 1 November 2012

I have polished up an old skill and now it's a shining new skill. We had Monika Stramaglia come to our knitting guild and do a "crocheting for knitters" class. I love being a student.
I can now do the crab stitch. Even with a finer weight of yarn.
And I worked both these stitch patterns using the crochet schematics only. Woohoo. Those little diagrams do make sense. A whole new stitching world is waiting out there, now that I can wield a crochet hook.

Have you learned any new skills lately?