She’s going to knit this project using the Portuguese Knitting method. Yarn: Blue Sky Fibers TECHNO (Bulky: 68% Alpaca, 22% Silk, 10% Wool, 120 yards).
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Eleanor wants to knit Clapotis in Cricket (DK: 80% Merino, 10% Nylon, 10% Cashmere, 250 yards). The pattern is designed using Aran weight yarn. She found someone (on Ravelry) who had modified the pattern to use two skeins of Cricket.
There were knitters who used a ratio based on the weight of their yarn in grams to determine how to manage their yardage. Specifically, 10% for the increase section, 80% for the straight section, and 10% for the decrease section. It was an interesting exercise in yarn management.
She’s almost done knitting “Jason’s” Cashmere (Cabled) Hat in Spud & Chloe Sweater (Worsted: 55% Wool, 45% Cotton, 175 yards).
We talked about the importance of taking breaks when you’re knitting and stretching your fingers, hands, arms, and shoulders. You can find specific exercises online to alleviate repetitive stress discomfort. (Google knitting exercises.)
She was also beginning a scarf in Cascade Eco Duo (Aran: 70% Alpaca, 30% Merino, 197 yards). based on a scarf Nancy is knitting.
The bad news is that Nancy had a confluence of issues with the lace section of her Etched Rio Wrap in Stargazer (Sport: 75% Llama, 25% Silk, 218 yards). The good news is that Nancy had a confluence of issues with the lace section of her wrap. It’s the best way to learn how to read your stitches and fix your mistakes. Not sure if she’d agree.
Mallory was back and ready to finish her 5th? 8th? Christmas Stocking. I can’t keep track!
Outstanding! I hope her grandchildren know just how lucky they are (on all counts) to have Mallory as their Grandmother!