stocking for Elizabeth
[Started 11th December: :Completed
of a variety of Christmas Stocking patterns from Jean Greenhowe's
Special. Also included are patterns for cuddly dolls, tiny
crèche figures, and little tree ornaments. All items
are in double knitting wool, although I strayed into 4 ply for
of Wool socks for Terry
[Started 4th December: :Completed
12th and 21st December]
more socks knitted using a pattern from Web of Wool,
who also supplied the Austerman
Step yarn in colours 6, Lark, and 14, Pebble, (100g balls;
420m). Superwash blend of wool (75%), and polyamide (25% ).
The yarn is very soft and contains Jojoba and Aloe Vera, so
very kind to the hands while knitting.
of Wool socks for
[Started 4th November: :Completed
knitted from Web of Wool supplied
pattern. The wool is Rio
de la Plata from their Multicolour
Sock range Code SP08 - pure wool superwash (3½
oz skein; 437 yards); described as a 3ply, I am using size
12 (UK) needles. The wool is lovely, very soft, but looks
more attractive combined in the skein than knitted up. I purchased
the wool from Hollis' shop Full
Thread Ahead in Los Altos,CA.
Decided to keep these for myself!
[Started 25th October: :Completed
made bears for this charity as suggested in our Stitch'n'Bitch
Calendars. The pattern is supplied from the Mother
Bear Project on payment of 5 dollars which includes a donation
to cover the cost of sending the bears overseas. Alison made
the knitted bear and I made the crocheted one - as per the patterns.
We used Caron superwash acrylic as instructed.
[Started 14th October: :
Completed 12th December]
Bliss design from her "Out
of Town" book (2005). Plain cardigan knitted in Cashmerino
Astrakhan (50g balls; 70m/76 yards), shade 18 (gold). Soft
blend of Merino wool (60%), microfibre (30%), and cashmere (10%),
which knits as an Aran weight. Requested by Sheila while at
the Knitting and Stitchcraft show in 2006 - so hopefully it
will be ready for Christmas 2007!
[Started 9th September: :Completed
making up a man's version of the "Fetching"
pattern from Knitty.com, I noticed they now have some guy-friendly
"Dashing" mittens! So I made a pair for George
in vintage Magpie Aran Tweed [100% wool : 100g=187 yds].
[Started 15th August: :Completed
Bordhi's design from her "Magical Knitting" books.
Technique and full instructions from Knitty
Gritty at DIYnetwork. Nice little project for an evening.
I used RYC
Cashsoft 4ply (50g ball; 180m/197 yards); 57% extra fine
merino, 33% microfibre, 10% cashmere.
[Started 27th June: :Completed 5th September]
pullover from Vintage
Pattern by Twilley intended for a 4ply weight, knitted
Guernsey wool (100g ball; 224m/244 yards). Pure wool "5
ply" guernsey weight.
Cable Half Hose
[Started 27th June: :Completed 9th July]
socks in no-nonsense colour from Patons
Family Socks using Sirdar
Town and Country 4 ply sock yarn (50g ball; 205m/224 yards).
This is a wool-rich sock yarn: wool (75%) and nylon (25%), 28sts
to 4cm with UK 10 (3mm) needles.
[Started 27th June: :Completed 3rd July]
[Started 3rd July: :Completed 1st November]
Leaves socks by Mona Schmidt from Interweave
Knits Winter 2005 and Monkey
socks from Knitty Winter 2006. Both knitted in a vintage
wool mix (75% wool, 25% nylon), Falcon Peregrine 4 ply, colour
373 "Moorland" (25g balls).
[Started 6th June: :Completed 4th November]
manly sweater (or that's what I am hoping)
book 41 knitted in four shades of Summer
Tweed (50g hanks; 108m/118 yards). This is a silk (70%)
and cotton (30%) mix, which knits as a fairly chunky Aran weight.
[Completed 20th May]
cross-over cardigan by Sarah Hatton from Rowan
book 39 knitted in Calmer
colour number 476 Coral (50g 160m/175 yards). This is a cotton
yarn with 25% Acrylic/microfibre, which makes it slightly elasticated
- nice to knit with - and gives a good yardage. Double knitting
weight knits to a tension of 21sts x 30 rows to 4 inches on
UK No. 6 needles.
cotton T from Rowan
book 41 knitted in various shades of 4
ply cotton (50g 170m/186 yards). This is 4 ply pure cotton
yarn. The yarn is knitted double (terrible) but produces the
lovely effect of old-fashioned marbles - maybe Kaffe rather
had in mind the stone marble but that's not what it evokes for
[Completed 10th April]
[Started 9th September: :Completed
pattern from Knitty.com. This pair knitted for Ava in Rowan
Magpie Aran Tweed in grey (no longer available).
I may now do some for George now, as I notice knitty have some
"Dashing" mittens! Too late for Rob's though;
I had to make up pattern myself.
[Completed 6th April]
Knits by Erika Knight.
Recommended to be knitted in parcel string. This one knitted
in a completely horrid mixed fibre yarn from eBay, purchased
as a "mistake"- to put it mildly. However perfect
for this project as it cost next to nothing and has the texture
and colour of hessian.
[Completed 4th April]
knitted in Lily Sugar 'n Cream cotton, Hot Orange colour number
109m/120 yards) and Playtime colour number 2741 (a smaller
ball), imported from the US. It is a heavy double knitting/Aran
in pure cotton. The dishcloth patterns ("Alex" "Mason
and Dixon Ann" and "Little Houses") are available
Knitting Pattern Central.
from a vintage pattern knitted in Debbie
Bliss Baby Cashmerino, colour 007 (50g 125m/135 yards).
pattern will be available online in "Pattern of the
Month" in the winter.
bag in Rowan Chunky Print in colour 081 Shriek (100g 100m/109
pattern available online.
[Completed 20th April]
knitted in an Aran weight wool. Vintage Patons pattern and
vintage Robin pure wool.
[Completed (olive) 24th March and
(red) 4th August]
(and flattering) top from "The
Happy Hooker". Crocheted in Phildar Coton No 4 in
colour 08 Jungle (50g 68m/74 yards). Coton No4 is 100% cotton
DK. I made this as a birthday
present for Alison, which is slightly risky though she
seems to like it - the olive colour is good for her but the
yarn has a slight sheen, which is not her favourite
, and you can never tell if a heavy crochet top will be loved
19th March and 20th April]
lace stitch top from Rowan
book 41 knitted in Damask
colour Basalt number 47 (50g 105m/115 yards). This is DK yarn
in a mixed fibre blend 57% viscose, 22% linen, 21% acrylic.
And I had to knit another one for "guess who?" as I
liked it so much - whether she needs one or not. Second
colour is Molasses 45.
from Web of Wool [Completed
knitted in self patterning cotton/wool mix: the pink is
Cotton in colour Rosso Surf 5411 (100g 400m/433 yards)
and the blue is Schoeller
and Stahl Cotton Colour in Lavender 6533 (100g 420m/455
yards). Both were purchased from Web of Wool and knitted
using their supplied
knitted in Lily Sugar 'n Cream cotton, Hot Pink colour number
1740 and Strawberry Cream colour number 0144 (each 2½oz
109m/120 yards), imported from the US. It is a heavy double
knitting/Aran in pure cotton. The dishcloth patterns for
"Molly" (and Mason and Dixon "Kay" -
the hexagon in the pop-up) is available on-line - along
with many others - at
Knitting Pattern Central. The square cloth pattern is
my own design
knitted in wool from
Lorna's Laces, Shepherd Sock in colour Lakeview number
504 (2x 2oz skein 198m 215 yards). The now well-known pattern
Jaywalker designed by Grumperina,
available on-line from Mag
11th February: :Completed 23rd
sweater with an interesting knitting technique from Rowan
book 40; knitted in a mixture of Tapestry,
(50g hanks; 120m/131 yards). Kid
Classic, (50g hanks; 140m/151 yards). and Wool
Cotton, (50g hanks; 113m/122 yards)