Friday, February 01, 2013

Finished Projects

Amazing Threads has been having many Learn to Knit classes so we are starting to offer a Dishcloth of the Month class to help beginning knitters learn new skills. This is the February cloth.
Pattern: Free download on Ravelry-Purple Heart Knit Motif
Yarn: Plymouth Yarn Fantasy Naturale

Finally finished this sweater. I think I knit it twice as I ripped it so many times. The yarn is Malabrigio Rios. Wonderful yarn. I've used Malabrigio before and did not have a problem with the skeins not matching, so I knit one skein and when I added the second one, there was a definite change of color which I could not live with.
The pattern is by Rosemary Hill and is available in Knitscene, Fall 2012.
Needles: Sizes 5 and 8.
My sweater does not have buttons at this time. I don't like to sew in buttons! If I did it again, I would make the buttonholes larger. The pattern is a 3 stitch buttonhole and I would do 4-5. I also thought the buttonholes were messy using the directions so I substituted a one row buttonhole which Carol Anderson uses in her patterns. It is so invisible I can't find the buttonholes in this sweater.
I made the sleeves wrist length instead of elbow length. In Minnesota I need a warm sweater.
This doesn't look like much knitting, but I have been busy. Lots of projects in progress. I finished a test knit for Cottage Creations, but have not received permission to post pictures yet. A pair of socks should be finished this weekend. No shawls for 2013 yet.

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At 1:36 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

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At 12:18 PM, Blogger Taylor Kay said...

That is a beautiful sweater! I love the colors in it :)

Just a little note, I follow your blog and would love for you to stop by my 100th Post Giveaway and maybe enter for a chance to win one of my knit hats! Would love to hear from you :)

Taylor Kay


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