Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Ties for the fellows in your life

Interweave Knits sent a link to their blog today that featured gifts for dad....including some great ties.

1. Bias-Knit Tie by Shirley Paden
Is your dad more of a regular tie than a bow tie kind of fellow? Knit him the fun, striped Bias-Knit Tie from Interweave Knits Winter 2005! Adjust the width and colors to suit his style.

I own this I have the pattern on hand.  Their was also a bow tie in the post:

With needles appropriate for your yarn, CO 16 sts. Next row *K1, sl 1 pwise wyf, bring yarn to back between needles; rep from * to end. Rep last row until piece measures 4 ½” (11 cm) from CO. Set-up Row: Note: The yarn is not worked in this row. *Sl 1 st onto first double-pointed needle (dpn), sl next st onto 2nd dpn and hold in back; rep from * to end—8 sts on each needle. Break yarn, leaving a 10” (25.5 cm) tail. With tail threaded on a tapestry needle, graft sts using Kitchener st. Pinch center of piece and wrap with a long piece of yarn to gather. Weave in ends.

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Friday, June 2, 2017

Firefly pattern with Lang Silkmerino yarn

I finished my mustard yellow scarf today from the Firefly scarf pattern in Lang Silkmerino yarn.  I like it a lot!  I am not going to block it.  I like the curly fringe.  And I have started another one in Marshall University Green to wear to the football games this fall.

I used less than three balls.  The balls contain 164 yards each.  And I knit on size 8 needles.  The yarn is considered a worsted weight yarn.

I loved this yarn so much and like the colors that are available so much that I looked to see if I might like to order more.  It seems to be offered most places on the internet for $13 to $18 per ball.  I only paid $7 per ball for this yarn when I bought it from Love Knitting last November.  I'll wait until I see a bargain in the future to purchase more....certainly don't need to add to my stash for full price!