Thursday, December 01, 2005

Vintage FO: Blackberry

Following on my adventures in recycling yarn, I bring you

FO: Knitty's Blackberry

First we had Shapeless Charity Shop Jumper, which I scored for seven euros:

and then we had Stringy Yarn...

And now, within the space of roughly five days, we have a cardigan!
Pattern: Knitty's Blackberry

Yarn: Recycled 100% wool purple tweed.

Needles: 7mm Addi Turbos

Time sucked: Five days. Went on the needles last Thursday, was finished, blocked and dried by tonight.

Pattern modifications: I changed the reverse stocking stitch to normal, and left off the bobbles, because the poor wool had seen enough bobbles in its last incarnation.


Now, I know it's not the most flattering cardi ever for a bosomous person, but it is
quick and goddamn, it is warm, and my flat is fucking FREEZING in the daytime. Curvy people need chunky sleeves
too. I may not look va-va-voomish, but I recalculated the gauge properly (which thrilled me no end) and I now have
cosy shoulders, and really, what is not to love? This is an astonishingly easy knit. And seven euros it cost me for the
original jumper, which, for pure wool, is a bargainous result by anyone

Saturday, February 12, 2005

hat on dpns

Stocking stitch hat knitted more or less freestyle on 3 mm dpns, out of ggh superwash 100% wool yarn, trimmed with ggh Mystik in seed stitch. I used the kitty hat in Stitch and Bitch as a rough guide, but merrily adapted it myself for skinnier wool. This was before I learned to ssk: hence, the crown decreases make a spiral shape, as they are all k2togs.

Verdict: hats in dk yarn are not warm enough. But I learned!