Archive | September 12, 2007

Sherwood – All Done!

sherwood – back
Originally uploaded by lisaknitsnthings

Pattern:  Sherwood


Yarn Substitute: Red Heart ‘comfort prints’ in blues/greens

I’m really pleased with how this turned out!  It was a ‘WOW’ moment for me when I realized that the sleeves were picked up and worked in short rows from the shoulder.  I have never seen this design detail before.  Seamless knits are one of my favorites so I was pretty impressed, lol.  I would definitely recommend this pattern.  The yarn I used kind of concealed the pattern in the knitting so I think it would be much nicer in a plain coloured yarn.  I have some close-ups of the sleeve and the cable pattern on my flickr page…

Casting on for Something New

Good morning!   I’ve finished my son’s sweater, I’m happy to report.  My picture taking skills leave much to be desired though, so the only picture I have taken so far is out of focus.  I think I can do better so I’ll try again tonight.  He is very happy with it!  It makes me happy when my knitting can make someone else so happy.  Just in time too, for the cooler weather. 

Last night I cast on for a pair of socks.  We’ll see how they turn out….I’ll keep you posted.  I am using size 1.5 mm dpns and a fine fingering weight yarn (Austermann step).  I think (being a person who doesn’t do proper guage swatches) that the guage is about 12 sts per inch.  I’m ‘inventing’ the pattern as I go and keeping notes.  I want them to be lacy, fit nicely, probably ankle socks because I really hate socks that go higher than the ankle.  I am using the Eastern Cast On method and going toe up.  I love the truly seamless sock!