Finishing with Style


Trammi used Jeny’s Surprisingly Stretchy Bind-off for the Manteau Capelet which she is knitting as a gift.  Yarn: Artyarns Beaded Silk & Sequins Light and Artyarns Ensemble Light in Colorway #505.  With what is leftover she can knit [sev]en circles.

Jane swatched for the Easy Folded Poncho in Blue Sky Fibers Alpaca & Silk (Sport: 50% Silk, 50% Alpaca, 146 yards).  Bless her soul, she took solid notes on the dimensions (70″ x 32″) of her cashmere poncho (we had modified the size).  I did the math based on her gauge so she could make the same size as that one.  Her gauge was 5.5 stitches/1″ on a #6 needle, 32” x 5.5 = 176 stitches to cast on.

Allison finished her  21 Color Slouch Hat. Per other knitters on ravelery, she modified the cast on to 110 versus 100.  We recalculated the rate of decreases using the Knit Evenly app.

She started the Puffy Cowl knit with Artyarns Cashmere Glitter (DK: 100% Cashmere, 170 yards).

Cornelia finished the back of her Vivacious Hi-Lo Pullover in Cascade 220 Superwash (Worsted: 100% Superwash wool, 220 yards) and has started the front.

Cindy was almost done with the bottom border of the Elephants on the Parade blanket, than she can continue in stockinette until top border.

Two book recommendations:
Gentleman in Moscow

Another Brooklyn

On Wednesday

Eileen knit up my ASAP Infinity Wrap and it came out too short. She is going to rip back and make it deeper. It’s a very quick knit, so she didn’t mind.  Yarn:  Plymouth Yarn Baby Alpaca Brush and Plymouth Yarn Gina Chunky.

She was ready to sew the Mile high loopsclub cowl together.

She found the diagram a bit confusing. It was easier when we pinned it together.

Lost a stitch in her Lazy Days of Summer Shawl. She is disciplining herself to finish this before starting my poncho. Yarn: Artyarns Beaded Silk & Sequins Light and Artyarns Merino Cloud.

Mary had knit one inch past the armhole shaping on her customfit tunic. Somehow (unintentionally) in the process of knitting this piece, she modified the length to armhole – consistently on the back and both fronts. You know, if you’re going to create your own design element, it is best to be consistent.

She is truly in the home stretch she has to knit from the armhole shaping to the shoulder of the left front.  Then it can go to the finisher to be blocked, sewn, and the neckline stitches picked up.

Lois is knitting the Bias Scarf with Ribbed Cables. It’s a really pretty stitch pattern and you can’t tell from the picture, it’s a lovely soft peach color.

Budding photographers with their new (bark box) Polaroid toy.