ok. I LOVE the first section of Knitting Workshop! It answered practically all the questions I had when I was a beginner knitter. … about joining in the round …. purling the ‘easy way’ … and knowing the difference between the ‘back’ & ‘front’ of a stitch.
and……. LOOK! at my ‘swatch cap’!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Lion Brand Wool
Size 6 US needles. (DPNs & 16″ circular)
Cast on: 84 stitches, increased to 112
Gauge: ? (I haven’t measured yet)
I’m so proud of this! It fits!! It’s a little long, but I’ll roll up the ribbing and my ears will be warmer. This is the first hat I’ve made that fits me!
Oh! and the colorwork design is mine, all mine. After all, Elizabeth said ‘Don’t use mine. Make up your own’. So I did!
I was all fired up to make another. But the yarn is not co-operating. It’s Knit Picks Wools of the Andes. It is soft, but not as soft as the Lion Brand wool I was using. So, it’s going back into stash until it lets me know what it wants to be. In the meantime, I went to the Yarn Store today and look what followed me home so I can make more hats!
It’s all worsted weight yarn. The right three skeins are Cascade 220. I’ve never tried it before and I keep reading how much people enjoy using it so I wanted to try it.
The skein on the far left is dream in color. Does the colorway look familiar?
It’s the same colorway as the sock yarn I bought previously. I’d totally forgotten!!
And as promised, here’s some images of some of my favorite spinning fiber that I’ve purchased:
Custom Blended Wool/Bamboo Roving – SECRETS
Both below are from Spincerely Yours:
Superwash Merino/Tencel Top – Sedna
Superwash Merino and Tencel in Freya
Hope to see ya soon! Happy knitting & spinning!