hey all. for those who have made Knitty's Broad Street Mittens or who can read a pattern better than I can, what weight of yarn does the original pattern call for? This is what it says:
"Approximately 300-350 yds of sock-weight wool. Merino is nice. 5 US#2/2.75mm double pointed needles 5 US#3/3.25mm dpns yarn needle
Editor's note: Janis spun the yarn for this project herself. She suggests 6-ply Regia as an alternate. It and other options can be obtained at Patternworks."
I have not made socks, but through deduction I figured out the sock weight is usually Fingering weight or 1 ply. Am I right?
However, the suggested yarn (which I couldn't find at Patternworks. must be and old link) says it is 6-ply which I believe is extremely bulky.
Anyone have any hints? I know I still have to do a guage swatch, but being as I've never made gloves before I'd like to stay as close to the original pattern as possible. (I'm aware there were errors to the pattern, I'm on the lookout for those).
Thanks for any help! Steph
ETA: I looked on other threads about these same mittens, but I couldn't figure out what yarns they used and wasn't sure they'd get checked because they were from last year.
thanks for advice. i figured it wouldn't matter much, but i hate to mess up and have to backtrack.
i'm using sugar and cream cotton. i've had it forever and i'm bad at saving labels so i'm not sure of the color name, but it's a bright turqoise. i'm not sure how many balls it will take, but i only have two so hopefully that's enough!
Hey all. I live in Malden, but have easy access to Boston and the surrounding 'burbs.
I have been trying to learn to crochet from book after book, and website after website, and I just cannot get it. Today I got Debbie Stoller's Happy Hooker book in the mail and even though I learned to knit from her other books I am still having trouble with crochet!!
So, I was wondering if anyone knew how to crochet and would be willing to take pity on me and teach me basic crochet skills? I cannot really offer money in return (except i'll buy you coffee if we go to a coffee shop), but I can offer knitting help if you want it (I'm not that advanced though). I was going to try to get help at the Boston Knit Out and Crochet, but it is not until September.
You can send me a message or reply to this message.
If you can't help personally, do you know of any crocheting groups in Boston that get together (like the Stitch and Bitch groups?) or any yarn shops that offer basic skill teaching (not necessarily classes, but might sit with me for 10 minutes to teach me).
Anyway, if this type of post is not allowed, I'll delete it.
color me in... although, i'm not at the point where i've sold things, so maybe i'm not allowed? but i'd love to be on an interest list, so i'll try and make it to Leah's book event... I'm in Malden (just north of Boston, end of the orange line), and used to be in Somerville...
This is my first lace and my first blocking (that is why the blocking is so sloppy ; )
It's hard to tell in the photo, but it is more of a reddish brown (brunette) color. It is knitpicks Elegance in Redwood on size 8 needles.
I was surprised that when I immersed it in cool water to start blocking, there was a pretty strong and not so pleasant smell. Is this normal? I'm sure it will go away when it dries, but it was not a nice surprise.
those are cool... not sure about the rules for selling faces, but you could go to fenway before a game and talk to the guys that hang out outside selling tshirts. they have lots of face shirts and i'm pretty sure they are not all official red sox merchandise.