Sunday, February 5, 2012

Milo Face


Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Shirt Skirt

Not a knitting project, but something I sewed, so I'm making it count.  Here's a skirt I made from old shirts cut into triangles and then sewn with the seams on the outside.  I arranged the colors so light and dark triangles make vertical zigzags.  For the hem I cut from the bottom of the shirts so I didn't have to make new ones, and I cut out extra fabric for the elastic waistband (that you can't see).  It was quite exciting to make but it used a lot of thread.  And I thought those spools never ran out...

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Something to Post About

Here are some pictures of some gloves I just finished...

These are gloves I just finished to sell on 
my etsy shop using my Cozy Cable Mitts pattern.  I used a different yarn this time that I bought at the Madrona Fiber Arts retreat.  It's 
called Mini Mochi by Crystal Palace Yarns.  Despite the fact that it split quite easy, the colors were entertaining and the knitted fabric turned out nice and fuzzy.


Monday, March 9, 2009

I'm Alive!

Here I am, just saying I'm still alive, just forgot about this quite a while ago.  I have an Etsy shop now (see my link on the sidebar) called "virescent knits," so I've changed my blog to have the same name.  Check it out and thank you :)

Friday, June 20, 2008

Moira's Little Knotted Bag

Here's the pattern for a bag I made for my friend Moira for her birthday:

Yarn: Lamb's Pride Bulky(2 skeins Periwinkle) or 180-250 yards bulky weight yarn

Needles: Size 13 (9 mm) straight or circular needles

Gauge: 2.75 sts + 4 rows = 1" in stst

Finished Dimensions(after felting): 5.5" tall, 9" wide, 3.5" deep

Spaced Knots Pattern (from 365 Knitting Stitches a Year):
R1-4: Work in stst
R5: K5, *(k1,p1) twice into next st, k5; rep from* to end.
R6: P5, *sl3, k1, pass 3 sl sts separately over last st (knot completed), p5; rep from* to end.
R7-10: Work in stst
R11: K2, *(k1, p1) twice into next st, k5; rep from* to last 3 sts, (k1, p1) twice into next st, k2.
R12: P2, *sl 3, k1, pass sl sts over as before, p5; rep from* to last 6 sts, sl 3, k1, pass sl sts over as before, p2.
Repeat these 12 rows.
Front & Back (make 2): CO 29 sts. Knit in Spaced Knots Patt for 2 patt repeats; k4 rows in stst and BO.

Sides & Base (1 piece): CO 11sts. Knit in garter st until 20," bind off. Pin to front and back and sew in place with the seams on the outside of the bag.

Straps (make 2): CO 6 sts. Knit in garter st until 13." Bind off and sew to bag as shown in picture. Weave in ends.

To felt, place bag in a pillowcase and knot closed. Wash with a pair of jeans for agitation, with woolwash or shampoo on the hot/cold cycle of your washing machine. Check periodically until the bag is the dimensions listed or desired size. Let dry with stuffing to keep the bag's shape.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

First Batch

Here's my first batch of knitted items to sell at The Alpaca Shop in Friday Harbor, WA (in order of completion). All of these are knit with Dax Alpaca dk weight 100% baby alpaca yarn.

Cabled fingerless gloves (my design, see pattern in previous post)

Seed stitch hat (Alpaca Shop pattern)

Garter stitch striped hat (my design)

Moss stitch hat (Alpaca Shop pattern)

Spiral ribbed fingerless gloves (based off of "Hand/Wrist Warmers" pattern from Last-Minuted Knitted Gifts)

Horizontal cabled hat (my design)

More about them on my projects page on Ravelry. Hopefully these will sell well. Tomorrow I turn them in and bring home more yarn!

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Cozy Cable Mitts

Here's the pattern for a pair of fingerless gloves that I designed and knit for Dax Alpaca to sell at The Alpaca Shop in Friday Harbor, WA. Enjoy!

Yarn: 1 skein Dax Alpaca (100% dk weight baby alpaca) or 125 yards of other DK weight yarn

Size: Women's small/medium(medium/large)

Needles: U.S. size 3, 32" circular(magic loop method) or dpns

Gauge: 8 sts per inch in cable pattern (in the round)

Cable Pattern:
R1-R5: *k4, p2* around
R6: *c4b, p2*
repeat rounds 1-6

Cast on 42(48) sts. Place 22(24) sts on one half of circular needle and 20(24) sts on the other. If using dpns, divide on 3 needles with 14(16) sts on each. Join and begin Cable Pattern, knitting until 4-3/4"(5") from cast on edge, ending on an even round. Turn work and begin knitting back and forth, continuing in Cable Pattern(editing ks and ps for odd rounds) until thumb opening measures 1-1/2." Rejoin work and continue in pattern until piece measures 7"(7-1/4") from cast on edge. Bind off very loosely and weave in ends. Make second glove the same as the first.

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