Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Camp Loopy Red Mitts - DONE!

Started Jul 15/11
Finished Jul 24/11

This project has a due date of Aug 15/11.

Jul 15/11 - Instructions don’t have the # of cast on so I counted the stitches in the 1st row instructions. Will cast on 36 stitches.

Jul 17/11 - It’s not looking right so will redo. Cast on 45 stitches and try this pattern instead:

row 1,2 & 4 P2 (K4,P2,K1,P2) repeat 4x K4, P2, K1
row 3 P3 (sl 2 on dpn back, k2, k2 on dpn, p2,k1,p2) repeat 4x cable 2, p2, k1

I repeated the 4 rows 8 times. Then knitted 4 rows. Did a thumb increase:
K7, M1R, K1, M1L, K rest of row
K7, M1R, K3, M1L, K rest of row
Continue until you have increased 13 stitches. Put 13 stitches on waste yarn.

Continue knitting until 3 1/2” from thumb, or desired length.
Decrease rows -- -K6, K2tog- K , -K5, K2tog-, continue until K1, K2 tog, Decrease until only 8 st left.

Thumb -- Put 13 sts on needles and pick up 4 stitches for a total of 17.
Decrease K2, K2tog, next row knit plain, third row K1, K2tog. Thread through remaining stitches.

Jul 19/11 - finished the first mitt!

Needles: Size 3 circulars

Yarn: Dream in Color Classy in Valentine

Pattern: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/girls-and-ladies-mittens

Monday, July 4, 2011

Ginger Garden Shawl - DONE!

Started Apr 24/11
Finished Jul 3/11

I casted on 322 since I wanted a larger shawl. I’m knitting with size 6 since I don’t have any size 5 needles free.

Jun 1/11 - finished Chart A

Jul 3/11 - finished. I messed up Chart B so I just ended up casting off. It's more of a cresent shape then triangle.

Needle: Size 6 circular

Yarn: Fiberphile Hand-Dyed Yarns & Fibers MCN Luxe Sock in Ginger Peach

Pattern: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/japanese-garden-shawl