Written on December 25, 2013 at 6:35 pm
Filed under: Knitting,Work in Progress
This Monday I casted on for another seed stitch cowl. I have 3 balls of Lion Brand Tweed Stripes in Seashell. For a 100% acrylic yarn, it’s delightfully soft and squishy. I bought it while it was on clearance/sale, and I’m quite pleased with how it’s turning out so far.
Not much of a pattern though – I cast on 55 stitches, and then it’s seed stitch every single row. I’m planning on knitting on it until I’m completely done all three balls, so it should be a decent length of a cowl that I can loop at least twice around my neck. These are being knit on 5.00mm/US 8 circulars – because I hardly ever use straights anymore.
Written on December 11, 2013 at 5:30 pm
Filed under: Work in Progress
Since the beginning of December, I’m been primarily knitting on my Winter Eclipse socks. So named because that’s the name of the colourway. I am knitting them on 2.25mm circulars (US 1) and the yarn is Patons Kroy Socks 4 Ply in the Winter Eclipse colourway (#54581). This is my second pair out of Patons Kroy and I quite like them. I wasn’t sure about the short colour repeats at first, but it’s got a neat amount of pooling that doesn’t look half bad! I’m particularly in love with the bright berry colours.
Majority of the socks are being down in a 3×1 rib pattern, I’m using the Fish Lips Kiss Heel (which I initially found out about from Aimee and Darren’s knitting podcast, Knitting in Circles) which is my absolute most favourite way of knitting heels now. Not that I’ve knitted a lot of heels in the past (or present), but honestly, it’s so much easier than doing a heel flat and gusset and hoping for no holes.
These socks are part of my Giftmas knitting and (sadly?) not for me. But fortunately, I will have enough yarn to make a pair for me, if I so decide that I want to knit a pair for me when I’m done. I’m hoping to get the second sock done within the week, ends tucked in, washed and blocked and ready for giftmas-giving.