Tuesday, October 21, 2008

I need...

A Pedicure.

So I can use these. My first pair of almost socks.

Pedicure Socks from Knitty

Yarn: Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran in Silver Grey (09)

Needles: #6 Dpns

These are super soft and super comfortable. I was a little nervous about turning a heel, but it was extremely easy. I did it once, and second guessed myself and then I took it out. After researching a little more, I realized I had done it right and did it again. All in all, they're beautiful and now I have very little left of this yarn! Maybe now I'll try to knit whole socks!

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Wallis Wallis Wallis

Behold the Wallis Cardigan

Pattern: Wallis Cardigan from Interweave Knits Summer 2008

Yarn: Cascade's Pima Tencel in White

Needles: sz 4 and 6

This yarn is so soft and drapes so well. I wasn't happy with the sleeves from the pattern, so I altered them as follows:

On smaller needles, with waste yarn, CO 42 sts using backwards cast-on method. Join yarn and k1, yo. Repeat pattern to the last st. K1. Following the same pattern as the beginning of the body, knit rows 1-6.
Row 7: Knit row. Row 8: With larger needles, Purl row. 83 (89, 95, 99, 105)
Follow pattern as directed to finish sleeves.

It's better, but not perfect. I think my arms are just too skinny for such big sleeves. Ah well.

As you can see, it looks great over a cardigan, in the Netherlands, with my family: