Talk About Genius

Today’s knitting was mostly scarves and cowls.

Linda (above) and Janine (below) are both knitting Chloe’s Bias Lace Cowl. Linda’s yarn is from Great Adirondack yarns. They were comparing notes about how to work the last stitch of one of the pattern rows; they each had different results. Not a good sign. However, both cowls were looking how they should.

We figured out that Linda picked up an extra stitch and worked it into the pattern. Pure Genius. She created her own design element. Watch out, she’ll become a real trendsetter soon.

Janine’s cowl is with a cashmere she bought last year at Knitting Central.

Janine was working on a basket weave scarf in Cashmerino Aran. Lois was knitting a scarf in Rowan Lima, holding it double.

Last week when Sherry was here, she brought our her FIRST knitting project. The #11 Eyelet Cowl by Cathy Carron published in the Vogue Knitting, Holiday 2009.

Her cowl in the lilac one, knit in Plymouth Alpaca Grande. The purple one on top is mine, I’m knitting it in Tanglewood Fiber Creations cashmere & silk.

The cowl is also published in the new book CowlGirls by Cathy Carron.

Sherry was working on the Crocus Scarf by Laura Rintala, published in Interweave Crochet, Spring 2010, in Great Adirondack Wool Crepe.
Lois finished her Infinite Cabled Cowl by Dina Mor, knit in Aslan Trends Royal Alpaca.

She shared with us lessons she’s learned in her first year of knitting. I thought they were good lessons for all of us. She (actually) reads the pattern through before knitting to make sure she understands everything and that there are no surprises. She makes a graph of the pattern rows so that she can keep track of where she is. Between these two tactics, she finds she’s in a better place.

Finally she likes to keep it all in a spiral notebook so there are no loose pages to loose. Just the whole notebook. 😉

Lois is in the home stretch of her Plymouth Pattern #1530 Kimono. She knit it in Noro Kureyon with black cuffs. It’s really striking. Her homework is to sew her seams so that she can start the front and neck bands.

Elizabeth was working on her top down sweater coat, she’s up to the sleeves. She also told us that she finished knitting the sleeve to her Noro sweater.

In a couple of weeks when everyone has finished knits to wear, we’ll have our own fashion show!