UndyedYarnpire’s Fiber Opera

January 11, 2010


Filed under: knit — Tags: , — UndyedYarnpire @ 3:38 pm

I finally finished the replacement cowl. I had received a reprieve on the gift timing and realized that the gift ought to improve in suitability. That meant I had to suddenly start on something new and it needed to be done as quickly as possible.

So my legwarmers went on hold the very next day and I started a cabled cowl. I did not use a pattern. I used the idea that if one mounts the buttons on the long edge and the button holes along the short edge, one gets a v-neck collar. Then I looked up how to do cables and came up with a very simple motif.

One should cable about as often as there are stitches in the cable. So I did 115 rows and cabled every 6, giving me 19 cabled rows. The length is perfect, although I had expected to go to 120, I just stopped.

Buttonholes were done attempting the TechKnitting method, which is found under “Chain Binding 2a” and something about improved loop cast-on. I only had to rip it back once and that was because the buttonholes were enormously too big.

I used Gloss HW from KnitPicks in “black”. I like that yarn. It needed a #9 needle though, so I certainly do not consider it a bulky weight. That is at most an aran-weight. But it is pretty solid, multi-ply, good fiber contents, did not shed, and relatively inexpensive at $8ish for 100g. I think as long as you understand that KnitPicks yarns are at least one full size rank smaller than they say they are, you end up with nice yarn for the price.

I will probably write this up at some point. There will be pictures after it dries and the blocking pins are removed.

I have not done any spinning or knitting on other projects since I started this cowl, January 2, 2010.

April 22, 2009

Unnamed Cowl

Filed under: knit, lace — Tags: , , , — UndyedYarnpire @ 10:56 pm

Cowl finished
pattern: 7 repeats of feather and fan around (18 stitch f&f)
yarn: “Source of Gilgamesh” 2-ply leftovers from RedFish Dyeworks (bought at Stitches West 2008) 19g [1].

From cowl one

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