Knitting Notes

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Pattern: Comfy Cables by Liese Brouwer
Yarn: Premier Yarns Serenity Sock
Needles: Size 4 circs and DPNs

Here’s elder niece’s Christmas present.

I found the pattern a little fiddly.     There were a few things I would have rather knit in the round, but I just didn’t have time to modify it.     I would probably not make it again.

 

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Knitting Notes

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I may be cutting this a bit close, but I’m making an American Girl doll sized cardigan for elder niece this year for Christmas.   The pattern is Comfy Cables by Liese Brouwer, and the yarn is Premier Yarns Serenity Sock.

I had to cast this on three times.    For some reason, the set up was just not making sense to me the first two times.     Fortunately, it took for the third time, because I was about ready to go find another pattern, and I hate having to give up on patterns I paid for.

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Pattern: Snowflower by Heidi Kirrmaier
Yarn: Quince and Co Lark, in the Barolo, Maple, Petal, Belize and Aluetian colorways
Needles: Size 7 and 8 circs and DPNs

Here’s my fortieth birthday sweater.    It was a fun a knit, though a bit slow through the summer.    Thing definitely ramped up once it cooled down here.   It’s a great pattern – fairly easy, and good instructions to modify it for a custom fit.

Love the yarn – it’s a good worsted weight staple.

 

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I’ve finished the colorwork section of my Snowflower sweater.    It’s been slightly slow going- it’s been hot enough on and off I haven’t been working on it every night.    I’ve also been procrastinating on the next task, which is to undo the provisional cast on at the bottom, so I can continue.   I need a very free evening to do that.    I’ve at least gotten better at provisional cast ons that are easier to undo, but it’s still one of my least favorite knitting things to have to do.    (That said, I do it because it usually results in a really nice finished product.)

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The child sized Skull hat is done.   I’m not officially closing out the project yet – this is a bit big for M this year.   So I have to have a little think about that.

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So, in the meantime, I’m moving on to something else.    This is my 40th birthday sweater – I asked for the yarn for my birthday, so I could get Quince and Co. Lark.   It’s Heidi Kirrmaier’s Snowflower.    You could be forgiven for thinking it’s gray, but that’s the waste yarn for the provisional cast on.   The main color will be Barolo, and the colorwork yoke will also include Petal, Maple, Belize and Aleutian.

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So while this is done, I’m not doing the normal full write up because it’s part of a set – Poppa and baby hats for my BIL and niece.    Hers will be done in black and pink.    That one will be a bit more interesting – I have to adapt the pattern to get it small enough for a one year old (these will be for Christmas – yep, I’m starting early).  So there will be some swatching and math in my future.

This one is in DK weight yarn – the blue is leftover Reynolds Soft Sea Wool, and the black is Knit One Crochet Too Sebago in the Ebony colorway.    That was an interesting yarn – it’s not particularly plied, so was a bit splitty on the needles, but it does make a very nice fabric.

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Pattern: Winter’s Fern by Trin-Annelie
Yarn: Briggs and Little Heritage in Natural White, Medium Gray and Blue Heather
Needles: Size 7 and 8 circs and 8 DPNs

Here’s the beanie version of this hat.    Both of these are going to be donated – I love the pattern, but I don’t like the way it sits on my head, unfortunately.