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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Knitted thermal underwear? on: November 14, 2007 01:13:18 AM
My husband and I go out on the motorcycle a lot throughout the year.  I'm finding that even really expensive thermals don't seem to be half as warm as me just wearing my handknit wool sweaters.  I'm thinking that thermal underwear knit from merino wool would be perfect for them cold winter days biking or even walking.  Has anyone tried this?  And are there any patterns (particularly for thermal pants) out there that would work?  I'm thinking if I knit Knitty's Thermal but more form fitting with a crew neck would be great.  I'd be great to hear some more ideas.
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Holly from Magknits (image heavy) on: May 26, 2007 07:46:53 AM
Holly from Magknits

Yarn: 8 hanks Ecoknits cotton in sage, dyed deep violet with Dylon
Pattern notes: I had to recalculate the pattern based on my dk gauge.  I also knit the body in the round and divided for the armholes and knit the sleeves in the round.  I really messed up with the sleeve cap but it doesn't seem to show.  I love the design, it's so clean and classy.  And I really like the strong colour that I dyed it.  It took me about 2 months to knit on and off.  A few more photos on my Flickr

Just for comparison, this is what the yarn looked like originally. 
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Lace Knitting and Yarn Yardage on: March 19, 2007 02:48:04 PM
My brain isn't working today, I want to knit something in lace but I think the yardage for my yarn is going to be a bit tight.  Will I save yarn by knitting with slightly larger needles or slightly smaller?  Stupid question I know, but thank you anyways.
4  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Which Sock Knitting Book on: March 18, 2007 12:55:34 PM
One of my goals this year is to get into sock knitting.  I've already got Nancy Bush's "Folk Socks" book but wonder what others people like.  Right now I'm sort of debating between "Knitting on the Road" or "Knitting Vintage Socks" but I'm open to suggestions.
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Knitting Pouches on: February 22, 2007 01:46:48 PM
I'm looking for a way to take my knitting on the go with me when I'm out walking/fishing/travelling.  I've seen the GoKnit pouch but am wondering if there are other alternatives.

P.S. I have no sewing skills to making one is not one of my options I'm afraid.  Thank you!
6  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Rowan 41 Preview on: February 02, 2007 01:08:32 AM

Looks like they are releasing a new yarn as well called Damask, a fingering weight linen blend.  Personally I didn't see a whole lot that I wanted to knit, even though I've got a pile of cotton glace to use up.  The colour range in some of the yarns look better though.


Rowan's RYC collection have released three new books (Coast, Mother & Baby, and Nature) along with two new yarns: Cotton Jeans, and Bamboo Soft.
7  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Men's Adirondack sweater on: February 01, 2007 01:28:43 AM
I had finished this sweater as a Christmas present for my husband.  It was the first sweater I actually finished for him, so even though it's not perfect (the neckline seems a bit too boatneck for a man) he really likes it and wears it quite a lot.

Pattern: Adirondack Sweater
Yarn: Jaeger Matchmaker Merino DK 10 balls
Notes: The pattern is very easy to follow, it is a simple top down raglan but with a seed stitch ribbing.  I think it took me about a month of breakneck knitting to get it done.  The fit isn't the greatest but it is very comfy and his first sweater so he damn well better wear it!
8  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Amelia Raitte's Flicca Cardigan on: January 29, 2007 09:53:12 AM
This cardigan was a fabulous knit, and it certainly makes me feel a bit like a movie star wearing it.  Using chunky yarn and large needles it only took about a month and a half to complete.  Can you believe that I can get away with only this cardigan in Scotland?  That's global warming for you.

For more go to my Flickr for photos courtesy of my husband.
Pattern: Amelia Raitte's Flicca
Yarn: Rowanspun Chunky
Amends: Shortened length of the cardigan, made the sleeves a bit less belled, otherwise it was really well written and beautifully shaped.  I still would like to either add toggles or a belt to it, it was a bit chilly with it open.
9  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Uneven Stocking Stitch in Cotton on: January 26, 2007 03:17:06 PM
I've been knitting a jumper in the round up to the armholes and have just divided.  I'm using a pure cotton and now that I'm knitting back and forth there is a big difference between circular and flat.  My purl rows seem to be way looser, it's all hideously uneven and I'm not sure if it will block out evenly.  Short of alternating needles every row what can be done?
10  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Attatching and placing toggle buttons on: January 19, 2007 03:21:48 PM
I'm finishing Amelia Raitte's Flicca cardigan with three Rowan toggle buttons.  I've not been able to find any resources for attaching toggle loops or placing them on garments.  Anyone know of how to do this?  Thank you very much.
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