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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Chloe inspired neck warmer w/ pattern on: November 15, 2007 11:09:54 PM


My sister made this neck warmer from the cable chart I made out of this Chloe hooded cardi.
http://www.net-a-porter.com/product/24179

She is an art student in New York and she whipped this up out of necessity, from Rowanspun Aran left over from her previous project and some recycled buttons from an old coat - hence the name in the pattern Tongue

By the way, the cables seem to be have been worked every 6th rows in the original cardi, not 4th rows as I put it.

I myself plan to make a hoodie out of this chart Smiley

We also decided to try publishing the pattern in PDF format - you can download it here Tongue
http://www.niangii.net/link/neck_warmer.pdf
The file's quite big for its content... we tried to size it down, but for some reason we couldn't.

Anyway, it's my first attempt at writing a pattern and I'm excited!

Edited: You can queue it on Ravelry!
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/financially-challenged-persons-neck-warmer
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Ene's Scarf on: October 18, 2007 07:59:20 PM




Knitting this was so fun that I finished it in less than a week!
The yarn is Rowanspun 4 ply in colorway Reed - the yarn screamed to be Ene other than any other lace shawl pattern I had on my mind.
I like the finished product so much and have been wearing it to work everyday since I finished it Grin

By the way, I finally got an invitation to Ravelry a few days ago! I've been hanging around there ever since, and I'm constantly surprised at what it offers!
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Provincial Waistcoat on: October 08, 2007 12:01:31 AM


I finished Provincial Waistcoat from IK winter 2006!
The yarn is chunky acrylic/wool blend from Korean yarn market.
I actually tend to think the design looks better in this yarn than in the one used in the book, doesn't it?  Grin

I'm satisfied with the overall fit, but in fact I got the "Cross 2" pattern all wrong. The pattern direction was confusing, and I guess "knit same st" should be "knit same st in the back" instead? It's actually the same pattern with the one used in "my so-called scarf" but they put it the opposite way Sad I didn't find out exactly what I was doing wrong until I got past the armholes, and I chose to continue in the wrong pattern.



Close-up of buttons. Oh, how I love them! Picking the right buttons has never been an easy task for me, and I'm quite proud of myself for picking these out.
4  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / A few months' worth of FOs (very IMG heavy) on: August 28, 2007 12:53:24 AM


Eunny's Endpaper Mitts in Rowan Scottish Tweed 4 ply



My second Deep V Argyle Vest for my sister, modeled by sister herself. I recalculated the whole thing, but I made a mistake with the shoulder width and it's a tad bit wider than I'd have liked...



Shetland Triangle from Wrap Style in some sport weight wool. A little bit big would've been better, but I got so impatient in the end Sad



Butterfly from Rowan 37, in Kidsilk Haze Chill sans beads. It took me just a little more than one ball. I had so much fun knitting this and felt almost sad when I finished it.. I'm planning to knit this in a dress version in Kidsilk Night sometime.




Prairie Tunic from Interweave Knits Spring 2006.
I made this shorter without the openings on the sides.



Jaywalkers, my first pair of socks! The yarn is Marion's sock yarn a fellow blogger had kindly given to me. I had absolutely no idea about socks sizing, and it came out small and I can barely force my feet into them  Cry I like the results nevertheless and I enjoyed making them, but it's just too bad that in Korea you hardly need to wear a woolen socks..



Orangina in some mercerized cotton yarn. Smart and easy pattern!




Daylight from Rowan Kasbah Collection in Summer Tweed, shade Ghost.




Manon from Berroco pattern book Norah Gaughan Vol.1 knit with Rowan All Seasons Cotton in Military, fresh off the needles. I didn't really like those little chain stitches on the seams, so I grafted all the ribbing except the center back one. I enjoyed making this, but I'm not sure if I'll get a lot of wear out of it.
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / $1.50 Cardi on: May 19, 2007 07:12:58 PM
It's Dollar and a Half Cardigan from Interweave Knits Spring 2007.
The yarn is some acrylic/cotton blend.
I followed the pattern exactly except the buttonholes, which I made by a sturdier one-row method I learned from Equestrian Blazer pattern.
I also went down two needle sizes when knitting the rev st panels to prevent the "michelin man" effect.
For some unknown reasons I couldn't get myself interested enough in knitting this, and I'm so glad that I can move on to another project now!

6  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Phyllo Yoked Pullover from Knitting Nature on: May 06, 2007 09:57:07 PM
It's Phyllo Yoked Pullover from Knitting Nature.
My gauge was tighter in both sts and rows, but I just went for it for the sweater seemed huge with 4 1/2" ease. I followed the pattern exactly, except for the sleeves where I added extra 1 1/2" for my long arms and redid the math.
It took me 7 and a half balls of Rowan Calmer (in Blush), a little more than estimated in the pattern, obviously because of the tighter gauge.




I like the pattern, especially the clever yoke construction. The yoke chart seemed confusing at first but it made sense easilly once I actually started to knit from it.

I don't see why it has to be knit back and forth, but I don't mind, for I get bored easily by working st st in the round.

One thing I don't like, is that the photos in the pattern fail to show the little "cuts" you inevitably get in the sides when you pick up sts from the front shaping. Knitting in the round and doing short rows in the back instead might prevent them?

7  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Tubey! on: April 17, 2007 02:26:33 AM
Knitty's Tubey done!
It was BORING BORING BORING to knit, but I really like the result, and I'm sure I'll get to wear it a lot. I already forgot about the boredom enough to think of knitting another!

8  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Deep V Argyle Vest on: April 08, 2007 07:13:54 PM
I finished the Deep V Argyle Vest, my first heavily-stranded knitting, and first steeking project.
I managed to find the exact wool Eunny had used for her vest (I live in Korea), but I couldn't manage to get the gauge.. I just redid all the maths to my measurements.
I changed the armholes as well, to make them more gradually curved.
It was a real learning experience, and I love love love the finished product too!







9  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Twisted rib blouse on: March 19, 2007 08:03:03 PM




I made it from scratch and I'm overly satisfied with it! It came out exactly as I had imagined!
Knitting it was painful with all those twisted sts, though..
The yarn is Rowan Felted Tweed, which I've used in a few projects and am totally in love with.
10  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Equestrian Blazer finished! on: March 18, 2007 08:14:18 PM


Finally finished! It took me about a week and a half. I wore it to my coworker's wedding yesterday. (Yes, that's how we dress for weddings in Korea   Smiley)
The yarn is wool/acrylic blend from yarn market. I'm not sure if you can get hold of it outside of Korea..
I lengthened the sleeves by whole 2-3 inches, for they seemed too short in the schematics provided in the pattern, and I'm satisfied with the result.
I'm not particularly crazy about the fit, though - it has some excess fabric around the armholes, and I don't like how wide the front opening is.. The edging tends to roll as well, but hopefully I will be able to fix it with a good blocking.
Nevertheless, it was a good pattern with lots of new things to learn!
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