My version of a felted baby sock/bootee.
Cranked on an 84 cylinder with 4 ply yarn.
Only 7 gms per sock. that’s a lot of socks out of one ball….yah
Using 100% Hand Wash wool. Super wash wool will not shrink.
The wool I used was cascade yarns – cascade 220 http://www.woolwarehouse.co.uk/…/cascade-220-fingering…
Tension 1 stop looser than normal.
Cast on with every 3rd needle.
Knit 32 rows.
Knit heel as normal until 6 stitches left.
Knit 12 rows for foot.
Knit Toe as normal until 6 stitches left.
Crochet slip stitch top leg.
Wash on 1 hour wash at 60 degrees.
Roll top, pull into shape whilst Damp
Make in the normal way, finish toe and top of leg. Pull into shape before washing. Before washing size will depend on yarn, tension etc as will felted size and how it is washed.
Don’t be put off by the stringy sock you end up with before washing. Its like knitting a string bag.
Knitting – slip stitch cardigan….. I saw this pattern and just had to knit it.
Earhart by Cornelia Tuttle Hamilton
It uses a combination of two yarns. For mine I used Noro Kureyon for the variegated yarn and Rowan Cocoon for the plain yarn.
The cardigan is knitted throughout with knit and slip stitches which gives it is unique look. to achieve the correct tension I had to go up to 8mm needles using 1 strand of each wool. The body of the jumper is knitted in one piece up to the armhole shaping so my trusty Knitpro IC and one of my longest wires came into use.
Not 100% happy about the buttons but will sleep on it.
One Lovely Blog Award
A big thank you to fsszj from householdartsandscience for the nomination. This is my second award in a couple of weeks.
A big thank you to everyone who follows me and takes the time to read my blog.
7 Facts About Me:
- I have been with my partner for 30 years, the years have flown by.
- I did work in IT for 25 years but am lucky enough not to have to work any more.
- I now spend most of my time selling wool etc, showing other people how to knit, crochet and sew and will shortly be joining a co-operative to sell my crafts
- I live in Dorset, England which is an amazing part of the country, the seaside and local area where I live is the best place in the world, I can see me ever moving anywhere else.
- Going out for a long leisurely lunch with a couple of my friends is one of my favourite things to do
- Living at the seaside we obviously get very busy in the summer and very quiet in the winter, I have to say Winter is my favourite time as I get all my favourite places to my self again – very selfish I know
- I am always amazed by the bloggers out there who find the time to share their lives, woes, skills and tips with us, please keep on doing so, I hope I can get better at blogging and become like you.
not your normal 9 but 2 great ones I’ve found recently:
All She Wants To Do Is Knit
1. Link back to the blogger who nominated you.
2. Paste the award image on your blog, anywhere.
3. Tell them 7 facts about yourself.
4. Nominate 9 other blogs you like for this award
5. Contact the bloggers that you have chosen to let them know that they have been nominated
I will be working with Julie and Jane Colquhoun to teach a knitting workshop in June.
The Yarn Academy are running a mixed ability workshop on the 16th June. The location will depend on final numbers but will be in Swanage, Dorset. The cost is £35.
Don’t worry if your skills don’t fall neatly into learning or improving we will cover the areas you need to move your knitting on.
Knitting Workshop on June 16th, 2012
A workshop for all abilities – Learn to knit or to improve.
Learn To Knit
- Learn how to cast on
- Cast off
- Rescue dropped stitches
- Cope with the most common pattern abbreviations
- Make a button hole
Go home with a mug hug
The next Stitch
- Recap of previous skills learnt
- Additional ways of increasing and decreasing
- Sewing together
- Tension and Tension Squares
- Stitch Markers
- Advanced Pattern reading (abbreviations and reading a garment pattern)
- Circular needles
- Pattern Charts
Go home with bunting flags and instructions for a bunting garland
Time: Starting 10am – ending 4 pm
Lunch: Please bring a packed lunch
Refreshments: Tea, coffee, Cake/Biscuits supplied all day
Materials: All materials provided
Tutoring: We offer a high teacher student ratio
Location: Workshops are held in and around the Swanage/Corfe Castle area (different locations are used according to workshop participent numbers)
Other: Yarn, needles, hooks and accessories available to purchase to take home
Thank you Black Cat Originals for inviting me to your tea party. I’m delighted to join you.
No tea party can be complete without cake – Cupcakes that is, and of course knitted ones don’t have any calories – yippee.
Here is a link to my free knitted Cupcake pattern – it uses scraps or DK yarn and takes about an hour to knit.
Use it for a decoration or you can use it as a pin cushion.
Click on the cake for the pattern.
I had a sample of Noro Silk Garden Sock Wool from my suppliers. It was an underweight ball (which is probably why it was a sample) so I needed to knit something that wasn’t too picky about the amount of wool required. I decided a scarf was in order, so I knitted an everlasting scarf that could be doubled up to make a cowl.
The pattern is available at the following website http://www.knitpurlhunter.com/shop/item.php?pid=65
Hi there everyone.
What is it like to live and craft by the sea – I’ll let you know – in the mean time Happy Knitting ♥