Monday, March 19, 2007

Simple Wrapover Sweater

Pattern: Simple Wrapover by Debbie Bliss
Yarn: Debbie Bliss Alpaca Silk DK in Dark Blue
Needles: Bamboo US 7 Circ
Started: December 4, 2006
Finished: March 21, 2007
Notes: After getting through the wonky increases on front panels, all went smooth. In retrospect, I could have made the next size or two down. The alpaca is quite stretchy, which I did not factor in. Lesson learned. I also used 3 yds of ribbon to allow for a wrap all the way around for a front tie, instead of tie in the back.

Thursday, March 15, 2007


Pattern: Wicked from Zephyr Style
Yarn: Nature Spun Worsted in Lavender Blue
Needles: Addi Turbos US 8 Circ
Started: February 28, 2007
Finished: March 25, 2007
Notes: Started with recommended US7 Bamboo needles, gauge was too tight. Switched to Addi Turbos US 8 and hit gauge right on. After putting stitches on waste thread about 100 times I added two more decreases under arms and only did four increases at waist. I used M1L for my increases because it was tight and almost invisible. Toyed around with some others, but they all left too much of a gap between stitches for my liking.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007


Pattern: Flora by Kate Kuckro
Yarn: Jo Sharp's Kid Mohair in Rosehip and Alpaca Kid Lustre in both Ripe and Vintage (all three held together)
Needles: Vintage Aluminum US8
Started: January 2, 2007
Finished: March 14, 2007
Notes: I added a third button on the back side of scarf body as a stabalizer because flower had a tendancy to flop.

Monday, March 12, 2007

RM's Valentine Socks

Pattern: Toe Up Socks - combination of two different patterns.
Yarn: Honestly can't remember
Needles: Addi Turbo US 1 Circ
Started: February 16, 2007
Finished: March 12, 2007
Notes: These were a test to see which toe method I prefer.