Friday, September 28, 2007

More New Projects

I did actually finish one more project before I started a couple of new ones. The Embossed Leaves socks from Favorite Socks by Interweave Knits are now finished. Yeah!!! They seemed to take quite a while to finish but that is probably because I had so many other projects going on at the same time.

Yarn: Fleece Artist Merino in colour Lily Pond
Needles: 2.25mm for ribbing and 2.75mm for pattern
Pattern: Embossed Leaves from Favorite Socks

This yarn is so soft though not machine washable so I will need to be careful not to felt them!!

I did not finish the Fana mittens. I don't know why I can't just buckle down and finish them ... only have the thumb of one mitt left and then weaving in the ends of the same mitten. I need to get my package off to Afghans for Afghans soon so finished pictures will probably be posted next time.

Onto the projects I started.

Last post I said I was going to start Roam and I did. This sweater is knit in seed stitch which I was not going to do. I am a "thrower" when I knit and the thought of all those p1, k1 stitches just did me in!! I went through a stitch dictionary I have (The Harmony Guide To Knitting Stitches) and chose a pattern called Garter Slip Stitch Version 5. This pattern has 2 rows of plain knitting, 1 row of k1, sl1 and then one row of k1, yf, sl1, yb on the wrong side. Much faster to work for this knitter and it is a 2+1 stitch pattern which is the same as the seed stitch. Currently working the sleeves (both at once).
Yarn: Berrocco Ultra Alpaca in colour Denim
Needles: 4.0mm
Pattern: Roam from

Since I finished the embossed leaves socks I cast on another pair that my youngest daughter wanted me to make for her. She picked out the yarn and the pattern. It is from More Sensational Knitted Socks by Charlene Schurch. I started out casting on 60sts and did a few pattern repeats and had my daughter (8) try it on. Too small. She could barely get it over her heal. So rip and cast on 72 sts. This actually fits me so will definitely be big enough for her.
Yarn: Regia 4ply in bright pink, yellow, orange
Needles: 2.25mm for ribbing, 2.75mm for the rest.
Pattern: Heart from More Sensational Knitted Socks

We are currently having a thunder and lightening storm so I think I will get off the computer and knit for a while!


HAINAngel2000 said...

Oh Cheryl I love this post, you do AMAZING WORK Cheryl. AWESOME!!! Love all the colors. Your daughter picked out colors my daughter (9) would have chosen which is very cool! Great job!!! Mary

Pat said...

WOW Cheryl - you have some great projects going! I love your idea for eliminating the seed stitch in Roam! (I'm a thrower too!)
The Embossed Leaves is so pretty in the soft colorway - AND the wild bright colorwork socks are gorgeous!

Wool Winder said...

Great projects--both finished and in the works. Love the colors in the new socks. So bright and cheerful.

Dale said...

The sock pattern is so pretty! You did a beautiful job.

Anonymous said...

I am a 'thrower' as well. AND the seed stitch is one of my favourites, I love the textural fabric that this stitch creates.
THANK you for your post on the Garter Slip Stitch ver 5
What a great alternative!