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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Charity knitting projects? on: September 20, 2007 07:11:47 AM
Hi guys,

I just wondered if any of you knew of any good knitting projects for charities that we can add to our list on Crafty Crafty?

http://www.craftycrafty.tv/2007/09/top_5_charity_craft_projects.html

Most of the ones we have are UK based because that's where we are, but I'd love for us to be able to do something similar for great US causes. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

(And if you don't know of any, take a look at our list, as you might be able to help out some needy folks with all your spare yarn!)

2  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / 'Gathering Moss' short sleeved eyelet sweater on: August 10, 2006 09:37:27 AM


This is my own design, a variation on the top-down raglan that's saved so many knitters from the perils of stitching together millions of pieces. I added decorative eyelet increases on the chest and hem and trimmed the whole thing with moss / seed stitch (hence the name). Since it was my first knit without a pattern, I only used a cheap yarn - Stylecraft Special With Wool Aran in Wild Rose. It's about 5 for a 400g ball, and I'd say I used just short of of 300g by the end.

Having finished it there are lots of changes I want to make, so I'll be knitting it again in a yarn that'll block correctly, with different shaping, and then perhaps I'll write my very first pattern.

More info on my blog if you want it: http://17percentgeek.blogspot.com/2006/08/fo-gathering-moss-raglan-tee.html
3  KNITTING / Projects from the Stitch 'N B**ch Books by Debbie Stoller / Big Sack, baby! on: March 11, 2006 04:39:44 PM
A prize for the first person to spot the accidentally-on-purpose cable mistake! Durrr, you'd never guess I'm blonde, would you (and at least I spotted it in time to mirror it at the top and make it look like a design detail).



This is the medium, and I stuck to the pattern rigidly. Looking back, I wish I'd knit the front and back about 4" longer as it's a bit short and boxy for my liking. It was my first sweater though, so I don't think I've done too badly. The yarn is a cheap chunky acrylic. I wasn't going to spend lots on a project I thought would go horribly wrong. But I think I might even wear this one out the house! I'm now confident I can attempt something a bit more complicated.
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