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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Dolce Far Niente: Herringbone funtimes on: February 07, 2009 12:37:41 PM
With winter breathing its last gasps, I've finally finished the improved version of this sweater:

Dolce Far Niente
Yarn: Cascade 220 heathers (3 hanks in total, but that was cutting it close!)

I like it for layering.  The colours on this version seem much more pleasing than the last.  In theory I really love brown and orange, but for some reason the green and cream colours suit this top much better, methinks.

I have more details and pics on my blog : http://canaryknits.blogspot.com/2009/02/dolce-far-niente-due.html
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Sexy Vesty on: September 27, 2008 09:31:35 AM
So I was looking at 4 balls of Lang Merino Superwash in black and wondering what to do with it.
Something overcame me, and I decided to knit a vest.
I say "something" overcame me, because under normal circumstances, I would never knit a vest.
Now I knit one, and I really like it lots.

It's actually quite versatile!
I called it the "Sexy Vesty". 
More pics and details here, on my blog:

If anyone's interested, the pattern notes are here:

Size: approximately a 35 bust
3.75 mm circulars
3.5 mm circulars
Yarn: 3.5 skeins of Lang Superwash
Gauge: in lace pattern on 3.75 mm
needles is 5.5 sts/1
Lace Pattern:
Seventeen rows; Repeat of 15 sts.
Row 1: K5, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k5.
Row 2 and every other row: knit
Row 3: K4, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, ssk, k4.
Row 5: K3, k2tog, yo, k5, yo, ssk, k3.
Row 7: K2, k2tog, yo, k7, yo, ssk, k2.
Row 9: K1, k2tog, yo, k9, yo, ssk, k1.
Row 11: K2, yo, ssk, k7, k2tog, yo, k2.
Row 13: K3, yo, ssk, k5, k2tog, yo, k3.
Row 15: K4, yo, ssk, k3, k2tog, yo, k4.
Row 17: K5, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k5.

Cast on 140, being careful not to twist, join for knitting in the round. Put a marker at the
beginning of the round and halfway through the round (at 70 sts)
Knit in 1x1 ribbing for 2.5
Begin decreasing, and decrease down from 140 sts to 120 sts.
I did this by:
Begin round: *knit 1, ssk, knit in rib pattern across to 3 sts before second marker, k2tog,
k1, sl marker, rep from * to end.
This decreases 4 sts each dec row. This means you would do 5 decrease round to get
from 140 sts to 120 sts.
When piece measures 3 from cast on:
Stop knitting in 1x1 ribbing.
Knit one round, then begin lace pattern.
You will knit in lace pattern for the rest of
the body.
With 120 sts, this means that you will have
8 repeats of the lace pattern.
When piece measures 11 from cast on,
begin neckline.
Begin Neckline:
This is where it gets tricky.
Its knit in the round up until this point,
and then its knit in pieces, back and forth.
The only reason I did this is because I hate
seaming, and so want to do as little of it as
Knit 27 sts, k2tog, k1, turn work, purl back
to beginning of round.
On EVERY right side row, decrease this way until theres 26 sts left for this section (this
is the right-front panel).
Now increase 1 sts at armhole side on right side 5 times. (READ AHEAD)
When these increases are done, cast off 5 sts at beginning of row for armholes.
AT SAME TIME: continue doing the neckline decreases until theres 15 sts left on the
front panel. Knit these 15 sts until the armhole measures 8.
Second front panel:
Work the same as the first front panel, but in reverse.
So, for neckline decreases, you would knit 1, ssk, knit across to the end.
Rejoin and work until piece is 1 from join. Now increase 5 sts each side, to match front
When these increases have been worked, cast off 5 sts at the beginning of next two rows.
(armhole cast-offs should match the front panels).
Knit these sts until back measures 2 less than the front panels.
Now put centre sts on a holder, leaving 15 sts at each side.
Continue working these 15 sts until back panels match front panels in length.
Now seam the sides, and graft the shoulders together.
Neckline and Armhole ribbing:
Neckline: Pick up 3 of every 4 sts with smaller needles (you can work the neckline and
armholes in the round). Mark centre front sts with a marker. Work in a 1x1 rib,
decreasing 1 sts each side of the front marker every other row. Work in this manner until
neckline ribbing measures 1. Cast off in pattern.
Armholes: Pick up 3 of every 4 sts with smaller needles (you can work this in the round).
Work in 1x1 rib until armhole ribbing is about 0.5. Cast off in pattern.
3  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Hedwig for a Friend on: July 29, 2008 09:34:24 AM
Here's a stuffie I made for a friend:

It's supposed to be Hedwig, of Harry Potter fame, with her wee money pouch and all Smiley

I made the beak and eyes from Fimo, and then covered them in glaze.

ps:  Has anyone ever found a black or other coloured stuffing for these guys? I was thinking of making animals that are other colours than white!
4  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Wanna be Anthropologie on: July 26, 2008 10:22:21 AM
Hi everyone!

This is my attempt at imitating an Anthropologie vest I saw ages ago.  I have pics of the original inspiration on my blog:


and other details including sketchy pattern notes.  I used Patons SWS, and I'll have to leave you all with a warning: just don't use it.  I found it really itchy.
Thanks Smiley
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Short Green Cardi Love! **PATTERN NOTES ADDED** on: July 16, 2008 04:18:32 PM

I made this one up because I was inspired by Luna Lovegood's cute little cardi in the 5th Harry Potter movie (though hers is crocheted).  I also needed another layer to wear to the cold, cold work.

I love this yarn - it's Manos Silk Blend.  I recommend it totally!  It only took about 3.5 hanks of it.  I have more details, pics and Pattern Notes on my blog here:

Quick question:  what do you think about the buttons?  Too contrastive?  I'm undecided.
6  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Corona Hoodie Smooshy Scrumptiousness **LINK TO PATTERN ADDED** on: June 17, 2008 09:58:53 AM
I waltzed into my LYS and found this lurvely yarn ("Classy" by Dream in Color).  I know it's June, but I couldn't help making it into a hoodie.

Here it be:

I've named it Corona, and might be posting the pattern (or at the very least, the notes) if people like it enough Smiley
There's more photos on my bloggy here:

I can't say enough good things about this yarn.  I just wish they had even more colourways!

sorry all - I've tried to post it here on craftster, but it doesn't really convert well.  The formatting is off and looks funny.
If lots of people would still like me to post it here, odd formatting and all, I will.

Thanks all!
7  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Flying Fox: Here comes the Summer! on: April 30, 2008 08:25:34 AM
With warm weather just around the corner, I've completed my first summer-y knit!

I've called it Flying Fox (cause of the colour and the attempt at batwing sleeves.

More pics and pattern notes on my blog here:

8  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Short Chocolately Wool Sweater Goodness on: April 05, 2008 08:54:39 PM
Here's my last-gasp-of-winter sweater

It used about 3.5 hanks of Manos %100 wool.  I fell in love with the colour, and couldn't help myself!
I'm not sure if it looks better with a lighter-coloured shirt beneath (emphasizing the cropped-ness of the top), or with a darker one.

If I do another version (which is likely) I think I'd do it in a lighter-weight yarn, and probably with a different, deeper and more intricate fair isle around the top.

more details on my blog, here:
9  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Fuzzy Argyle Bunny Sweater on: March 16, 2008 09:15:31 PM
After seemingly ceaseless rows of fine-gauge knitting, I've finished my dream sweater!

It's my own pattern, I've entitled "Le Lapin Noir".  I've sized it, and have the pattern for free on my blog. (plus plenty more pics).

10  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Introducing Hew on: March 07, 2008 06:37:27 PM
Here is my latest design, and I've called it Hew:

I love this yarn - it's Manos Silk blend, and I need more of it.  (I wish they had a chocolate brown shade).

Check out my blog for more details, including pics and a link to a free pdf download.

By CanarySanctuary

Bust 34 (36, 38, 40, 42, 46, 48, 50, 52, 54)

Manos Silk 2 (3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5)
4 mm circs (16 or longer)

5.5 sts / 1 on 4 mm needles

Pattern Notes:
Garter Rib: RS K1, P1 to end
         WS P all stitches

This garment is constructed as a top-down raglan, with minimal seaming.

**Note: please be understanding.  This is the first pattern Ive attempted to size!

Cast on 96 (102, 114, 128, 132, 146, 150, 168, 168, 182, 182) sts.
Knit across 6 (6, 8, 10, 12, 12, 14, 16, 16, 18, 18) place stitch marker, knit in 1x1 rib 12 (12, 16, 18, 18, 22, 22, 26, 26, 28, 28) place marker, knit 60 (66, 66, 72, 72, 78, 78, 84, 84, 90, 90) place marker, knit in 1x1 rib 12 (12, 16, 18, 18, 22, 22, 26, 28, 28) place marker.
Arms are now marked for raglan increases.

From now on, do raglan increases in the manner written below until stitches for back number 82 (88, 90, 94, 96, 98, 98, 100, 100):

Raglan increases:
Knit across 6 (6, 8, 10, 12, 12, 14, 16, 16, 18, 18), slip the marker, increase 1, knit ribbing across arm stitches until one stitch before marker, increase 1, slip the marker, increase 1, knit across back stitches until 1 stitch before marker, increase 1, slip the marker, increase 1, knit ribbing across arm until one stitch before marker, increase 1, slip the marker, knit to the end.

When you have the number of stitches for the back, continue increasing for the arms (but not for the back!) until they fit comfortably around your upper arm.

When the arms fit around your upper arm:
Knit along front 6 (6, 8, 10, 12, 12, 14, 16, 16, 18, 18), slip the marker, cast off all arm stitches, take off second marker, knit across back, slip marker, cast off all arm stitches, take off second marker, knit until the end.

Increasing for bust:
Right Side Rows: Knit 1, increase 1, knit across all stitches until 2 stitches from the end, increase 1, knit 1.
Wrong Side Rows: Purl.
Work in this manner until number of stitches for front are 22 (22, 32, 32, 44, 44, 56, 56, 66, 66, 78).

***KEEP TRYING ON THE GARMENT to see how far its coming down your bust.
When you put the shrug on and it comes down 1 inch below your bust, begin the ties.

With the RS facing, cast on 200 (206, 212, 224, 224, 230, 236, 247, 247, 260, 260).
Work garter rib across to end.  Cast on 100 (103, 106, 112, 112, 115, 118, 121, 121, 124, 124).
From this point on, work garter rib, decreasing one stitch at the end of every row.
When the ties are 1 (1, 1, 1.5, 1.5, 1.5, 2, 2, 2, 2) inches wide, cast off all stitches.

Work entire neckline in garter rib.
Pick up 20 (20, 26, 26, 32, 32, 38, 38, 44, 44) along top of left tie.
Each RS row, pick up one stitch from edge of neckline and knit it together with first stitch of garter rib.
Work in this manner all the way around the edge of the neckline until you get to the right tie.
Finish off by grafting/Kitchener stitching the garter rib neckline to the top of the right tie.

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