Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Civil War Socks

Interweave sent an e-mail today advertising downloading one of their old Pieceworks issues:

The article explains that there is an article in it about Civil War Socks:

I feel sure that I have the magazine in my files and piles.

Monday, February 13, 2017

Garns shawl

Pinterest sent me knitting pins today.  I particularly liked the shawl that someone had pinned from the Garns Studio site.

Arabian Nights by DROPS Design

Knitted DROPS shawl in garter st with stripes in ”Fabel”.

DROPS design: Pattern no fa-266
Yarn group A
Measurements: approx. 100 cm / 39½'' measured along the short side (bind-off edge).

DROPS FABEL from Garnstudio
100 g color no 903, yellow/pink
100 g color no 911, fun lilac.

DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (60 cm / 24'') size 4.5 mm / US 7 – or size needed to get 20 sts x 39 rows in garter st = 4'' x 4'' (10 x 10 cm).

 NOTE: This pattern is written in American English. All measurements in charts are in cm. For conversion from inches to cm - click here. There are different terms for crocheting in American and British English. If this pattern includes crochet, click for "crochet terms" here. For this pattern in British English, please click here.
Worked back and forth on circular needle to make room for all the sts. Cast on 3 sts on circular needle size 4.5 mm / US 7 with yellow/pink and K 2 rows. Switch to fun lilac.
ROW 1: K 1, 1 YO, K 1, 1 YO and K 1.
ROW 2: K all sts.
ROW 3: Switch to yellow/pink and K 2 tog (loosely), K until 1 st remains, 1 YO and K 1.
ROW 4: K all sts.
ROW 5: Switch to fun lilac and work until 2 sts remain, 1 YO, K 1, 1 YO and K 1.
Repeat rows 2 to 5. Work like this until there are approx. 200 sts on needle or to desired measurements. Make sure to leave enough yarn for bind off, and bind off after 2nd or 4th row. To make an elastic edge, bind off as follows: * bind off 2 sts, make a YO and loosely bind off YO *, repeat from *-* the entire row. Cut the yarn and fasten.

Here is the link to buy the yarn:

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Trip to Sarah's Kanawha City Yarn Company

Dar and Sally and I drove to Kanawha City to knit this morning....of course, we have to browse and shop.  I particularly liked a scarf that Sarah displayed with her Mountain Colors yarn.  Here is the information.  I will add a photo of the scarf from Ravelry ....Dar took a photo of me, but I refuse to put it on the site....not Dar's fault that the photo is not a picture of a pretty woman.  This scarf is really easy to wear.  It would be fun to own.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Clapo-Ktus pattern for Plymouth Linaza

I looked at Plymouth Linaza yarn while I was in Lexington.  I was playing around with the idea of something that I might knit with it tonight.  I really liked a pattern called Clapo-Ktus by Loredama Giaferri.  I downloaded the pattern and it is stored in drop box under shawls.  I found that in almost
every case I liked a solid color better than I liked the hand painted yarns.  One skein should be enough for the shawl.  The skein has 440 yards and calls for US 4 needles.  the pattern calls for #6 needles, but it should be OK as the loose knit look is nice.  The yarn seems to run about $16.99 on line.

The colors in the shop in Lexington are much prettier than those on-line:

Alpaca yarn on size 7/8 needles

We talked today at Knitting at the Wild Ramp about the alpaca yarn that we bought at the alpaca farm last year.  Sally had used some for a cowl that she knit using Mistake Rib Cowl and size 7 needles.  Linda said she used size 8 needles to make a hat.  And Dar said she made a hat for her son from the yarn.


Pinterest sent a couple of pins this morning that had me thinking a bit....the first are mitts that are exceptional:

The second is a very interesting way to recycle a stained table cloth ....or at least a part of one.  I realize that the person designing this probably actually crocheted the lace part...but it would be interesting to recycle a part of something already crocheted....

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Scarf patterns

Pinterest sent me some pins  the other day that were of interest.  The pin that I am writing about took me to a blog that is maintained by Terry Matz:


The link is to a post about easy scarf patterns.  This post is about my favorites from this site.
pictured above is by knispeltante.  I filed the pattern in dropbox in file labelled Scarves and Cowls.

Use two colorways of self-striping or variegated yarn for the most colorful scarf.

The below scarf is called:

Phiaro Scarf

Katie Himmelberg designed this easy, flowing drop stitch scarf.  Stitches are dropped during the bind-off to create the dropped-stitch sections and the fringe. Pictured project by stephccng. This is on the knitting patterns selected for Best of Knitscene.

I bought the pattern from Interweave and it is filed in dropbox under Scarves.

The third scarf is:


Kris Basta’s scarf works up quickly with worsted weight yarn and size 10 1/2 needles. A simple repeat in the pattern makes this a great tv watching project. Pictured project by naramoon

And below is a Bright pink version by Naramoon.  There are so many wonderful photos of this scarf and ways to wear it on Ravelry: