Meet sweet baby Isabelle who was welcomed by my friend (and knitter) in June!
Here she is modeling a beanie with earflaps and I-cords knitted in seed stitch.
I worked this one in Cascade Yarns' Cash Vero DK - extra fine merino and cashmere, as soft as a newborn baby's skin.
Thanks to Isabelle's mommy for sharing her photo. :)
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Sunday, July 17, 2011
You're sure to be a master of cables and knitting in-the-round after completing this beautiful pattern.
1 1/2 skeins of Cascade Yarns' Eco Duo, a baby alpaca and merino wool blend
Size US 10 or 10.5 circular needle, 16" length. Any longer will not work!
1 or 2 classes, dependent upon experience = $25 or $50 (+supplies)
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
The bottom band of this sweater has been bothering me; it was always creeping up. (See above) So I finally blocked it.
There are several methods for blocking. Since this yarn is 100% baby merino wool, I went for my favorite - the wet blocking method.
Soak the item in a bowl of room-temperature water for a few seconds while squeezing the sweater. Do not wring or twist. Do not use hot water. A few seconds is enough - just enough time to snap this photo. Squeeze excess water from the work, RESHAPE and lay flat to dry. A few rust-proof pins may be necessary, but my sweater behaved just fine without being stuck.
For more blocking basics, visit Interweave's tutorial here.