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Wyvern Socks

Wyvern Socks

Pattern: Marnie MacClean's Wyvern Socks
Yarn: Lorna's Laces (oops threw away the band) 1.25 skeins
Needles: Addi Turbo's Size 2
Method: Toe up w/ Magic Loop
Toe: Short Row
Heel: Short Row
Bind Off: 2 cast on/ 4 cast off Picot Bind Off


Bea Ellis Traditional Hat

Bea Ellis Traditional Hat

Pattern: Bea Ellis Traditional Hat Kit available from http://www.beaellisknitwear.com/originals.html
Needles: Two Size 3 circulars
Yarn: #5493 light blue #5744 dark blue from the kit, the white is some cashmere wool blend yarn from my stash

Easy to follow pattern and a nice intro into Fair Isle knitting. Made for MJ's Norwegian Knit Along


Picovoli

Picovoli

Pattern: Picovoli on Magknits by Grumperina
Size: 40" bust
Yarn: KnitPicks Shine in Orchid - lil' bit over 5 skeins
Needles: Size 4 metal circs
Started: Swatched on Jan 6 and knit a bit each evening and on the way to work
Finished: Feb 5th

Some modifications to the pattern - I added about 2" to the bottom and just continued working the waste increases until it was the length that I wanted, and I only did 6 waist decrease rounds, and I probably could have used one or two more. One thing I didnt like was how large the armholes were so if I were to knit it again I would make them smaller - they seemed to sag a bit. I'd also go down one size because in my over estimation of what size I'd need and the underestimation of how much KnitPicks Shine would stretch - it ended up being a little looser than I wanted.


Broadripple fingerless gloves

Broadripple fingerless gloves

Based on the Broadripple Sock pattern from Knitty

1 skein JaWoll Color Superwash Sock yarn
Size 3 Addi Turbo needles


Broadripple fingerless gloves in action

Broadripple fingerless gloves in action


Thuja Socks from Knitty

Thuja Socks from Knitty

Yarn: 2 skeins CuriousCreek Fibers Serengeti
Colorway: Sunrise on Daffodils
Needles: Size 4 circles
Technique: Magic loop

No major modifications to the pattern - the yarn is great, nice and springy and makes a thick warm fabric.


Koigu two color socks

Koigu two color socks

This would be the legs up on the air photo


Koigu two color socks

Koigu two color socks

1.5 skeins of Koigu PPPM in a colorway I've forgotten, and a teeny bit of a contrast color for the toes and heels.

Used WendyKnit's toe up sock pattern and added in the seed stitch rib from Thuja socks on Knitty.com


Orangina

Orangina

6 Skeins Knitpicks Shine Sport - Violet
Add Turbo's Size 3 for the lace, Size 2 for the ribbing


Sizzle

Sizzle

Knit and Tonic's Sizzle pattern
http://knitandtonic.typepad.com/knitandtonic/2006/07/sizzle.html

Yarn: SouthWest Trading Company's PHOENIX Soy silk yarn in Really Read
Needles: Knit Picks Options Size 7
Size Large 43.5" bustline
Modifications: Added an extra bust increase row, knit neckline back and forth in seed stitch for the key hole effect, didnt bother with the seed stitch edging around the armholes, and added an inch to the body before splitting for the neck to make the V neck a little more modest.

Notes: Phoenix yarn drapes beautifully but is splitty as hell. Wouldn't knit with this yarn again.


Primose - Blocking

Primose - Blocking

Primose by Louisa Harding in Rowan's Tadpoles and Tiddlers

Yarn: Knitpicks Elegance yarn - Grass, Wild Rose, Lilac, Cornflower, Daisy, and Oatmeal
http://www.knitpicks.com/yarns/itemid_5420111/yarn_display
Needles: Knitpicks Options Size 6
Size: Second smallest size

Modifications: Sleeves were done in a solid color instead of continuing the Fair Isle pattern, cast on from the opening and done in the round with 6 decreases after the elbow.


Primrose - A look on the inside

Primrose - A look on the inside