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Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Catching up

It's been a few weeks since the afternoon Chicks have knitted together so we have a bunch of warm woolies from Kathleen. That's the Baby Sophisticate Sweater top and center, a free pattern on Ravelry. 
 Kathleen used a Noro yarn for this Crocodile Stitch crocheted cowl. The Noro yarns have long, slow color changes which make it a perfect yarn for this type of stitch. There is no need to change yarn colors since the yarn does it for you.
 This seed stitch cowl was made with Baby Alpaca Grande yarn. It feels like a cloud.
 This yarn is a variegated pastel, so pretty.
And my favorite lace stitch, fern lace. It's only four rows to the pattern and easy to memorize.
 Barbara whipped up a warm hat using a 2X2 ribbing. Having that nice wide, folded brim makes it especially warm over the ears.
 Another Fern Lace project is this 100% cashmere cowl I made for a friend. It was knitted flat on a provisional cast on with I-cord edges and then kitchener stitched together to make it an infinity ring.
 Carol's Turban(d) headband is almost finished. This photo was taken early in the evening. By the time we were calling it a day she was almost finished and ready to kitchener the ends to make a seamless headband. I like this so much I just might make one too. It's a great stash buster project since it doesn't require much yarn.
 Dorah just had to weave in the loose ends on her Honeycomb Cowl. This quick knit is deceptively easy, using slipped stitches to achieve the honeycomb technique.
 Dorah's next project is a ribbed watchcap...
 in a nice heathered rose color.
 Carole showed us her next project too. Look at those great cables!
 She is making this one for her daughter in a nice navy blue.
 I found this "Socks That Rock" yarn in our stash and thought a linen stitch would help break up color pooling. 
This is going to be a long infinity scarf, started on a provisional cast on, with I-cord edging, and kitchener stitch finish to make it seamless. 
I love these colors! And since we are in the middle of yet another major snowstorm, it's a day brightener to work with such cheerful colors. 
What are you knitting to cheer up your winter blues?


AlisonH said...

Silk aqua!

Love love love what you all have been working on.

Ann KnittingFever said...

Great cowls. Noro does look lovely in crocodile stitch.