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Knitting Up A Storm!


Monday, March 17, 2008

Hello! My mini vacation to Niagara Falls was so much fun! I did get some knitting done, see:

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The knititng on Petal is done! Yeah me! I made some modifications - not much, but here goes:

  • I used the YO for the increase at the raglan to make it less bulky and feminine
  • Knit the body about an inch longer so it hit at my hips
  • Knit the short sleeves with a 2x2 ribbing
  • Gauge at 22 sts versus 20 stitches the pattern states

Yarn: Tess Designer Superwash Merino, Nedles: 4mm

Also I knit a swatch using the Cascade 220 yarn for Chris' sweater. This stuff is quite nice to knit with and I totally can't wait until I get the long sleeve Green Gable sweater done so I can use the 4.5mm needles.

However, I do have to get going on my mom's Lady Eleanor - which is going very slowly. I knit the first set of triangles, which were quite easy. Now, I have to move on to step #2, and I've hit a roadblock. I need to find some quiet time so I can truly understand entrelac. Once I do, I am sure it will be smooth sailing.

One can hope right?

posted by Lisa @ 9:22 AM 

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1 Comments:

Blogger Ann said...

Petal is gorgeous & the colors are great - that must be a quick knit. Great job.

7:17 PM  

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