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#201

Na Craga… I say go for it!


#202

The difference between this cabled sweater and a Starmore is that with multiple panels you have multiple charts to keep track of with varied numbers of rows where cable crosses occur. This makes each row much more of a challenge than the same cable repeated all over the piece.


#203

It looks most excellent!


#204

This morning I finished my Station Wagon Blanket. I am really happy with the way it turned out.

I was the one worried about yarn quantities. It was close (I have less than 20g left of the indigo), but definitely sufficient. The i-cord edging is applied without first knitting up a stitch in the i-cord color, so that saved some yarn.

My tip for using this I-cord application method is to pick up the blanket yarn from the back of the blanket to the front. This way that stitch is slightly twisted when it is knit to the I-cord and is much better hidden. I experimented and tried picking up from the front side and the blanket color popped through the I-cord.

I followed the pattern exactly, except I did the three needle bind off from the right side so I would have a solid plaid look.

My photo was taken in extremely bright morning light, so it is a bit over exposed.


#205

It looks great! I’m knitting my last strip so your advice on the edging is very much appreciated.


#206

Look forward to that moment where the weight of the part you have completed buoys you up and pushes you forward, like a wave, and you can climb up on that mythical surfboard-to-completion, drunk on having got past the tipping point, and you don’t need food or wine, you barely need air, and you sail on through to the end… Well that’s what I tell myself.


#207

I love it! Great job.
Here is a station wagon to go with the station wagon blanket.


#208

Just finished these fair isle mittens. I used Galway Worsted wool in red and white. I used a 4mm needle and used magic loop. Had some struggles with that but kept going.


#209

Absolutely charming!


#210

Hadley, the new pullover from “Fair Isle”. 2 rows in!


#211

This looks wonderful! My twenty one year asked me to knit him a blanket and I thought this would be fun. I asked him color favorites and, yes, panicked look. I’d love to what color options other knitters used and I’d be appreciative of color suggestions. I tend to like brighter colors but since it’s for a college kid…


#212

Three pussycat hats done and ready to mail. And now one for myself.


#213

oh nooooooo that is so awful


#214

oh that colour is calling to me


#215

It all came out okay in the end!


#216

Just finished this sweater from my handspun yarn. Pattern is improvised top-down with set in sleeves, using a cable pattern from Norah Gaughan’s new Knitted Cable Sourcebook


#217

Oh wow. That is so very beautiful! I’ve never made a sweater with
handspun—ANYbody’s handspun, let alone mine—so I can hardly imagine how
wonderful it must feel to have created something so special. Glorious! Such
a perfect fit! Congratulations.


#218

Why don’t they make classy cars like that anymore???


#219

The sweater is beautiful and gorgeous - I can’t imagine making that much handspun! I can’t believe you made up the pattern, it’s truly gorgeous - second only to you!


#220

Very nice plus the tips will help me when I get to mine.