Say cheese!

Every now and then I like to take a group shot. 


Trammi is nearing completion of her Manteau Capelet and wanted to review the elastic bind off. Yarns: Ensemble Light and Beaded Silk and Sequins Light.

Next up was working a provisional cast on for Apres Vest. 

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).

Calann needed clarification on where to work the decreases in the baby hat. The decreases are worked two stitches before each marker and two stitches before the end of a double pointed needle (where a marker would be). Yarn: Baby Cashmerino (Sport: 55% Wool, 33% Acrylic, 12% Cashmere, 137 yards).

By the end of class, she had finished the hat.  So cute!
Cornelia is working the armhole of her Vivacious Hi-Lo Pullover in Cascade 220 Superwash (Worsted: 100% superwash wool, 220 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.)

Allison is enjoying knitting the 21 Color Slouch Hat; a kit from Blue Sky Fibers in mini skeins of Woolstok (Worsted: 100% Wool).

Cindy got the Elephants in line in her Elephants on Parade blanket.  You have to watch those Elephants every minute. 😉

She was also beginning a scarf in Cascade Eco Duo (Aran: 70% Alpaca, 30% Merino, 197 yards). based on  a scarf Nancy is knitting.

Jane is starting her first project in the Portuguese Knitting style; Fallen Halo in Artyarns Cashmere 5 (Aran: 100% Cashmere, 102 yards) and Cashmere Glitter (DK: 100% Cashmere plied with metallic, 170 yards).

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!