Friday, January 10, 2014

Finish-It Friday: Knitting!

I have not one but TWO finishes this week--knitting this time, but quilting will be coming up soon. Each was started shortly before Christmas but not intended to be gifted. In the process, I learned a couple of things.

I apparently cannot read a pattern properly. But in the end I was completely okay with it. Instead of a pattern that was supposed to be diagonal, I had rows that formed chevrons and I liked it a LOT better!
And because I know (now) exactly what I did, I will be able to make the same "mistake" again!

I don't think the recipient was too critical. She seems pretty happy with it.
US 10, 16 stitches
Row 1: *P2,K2*
Row 2: *P1, K2*, P1
Row 3: *K2, P2*
Row 4: *K1, P2*, K1
(this is the pattern for the chevron design--for the correct diagonal pattern, go here)

I know how to do the "magic loop" process on circular knitting needles. I know this process has its place, but I'm not a fan. In fact, I'm not a fan of circular needles in general. The floppiness of the cable kind of bugs me, although I realize it's necessity in certain instances. Like knitting cowls.

And Christa was happy with the cowl, which in turn made me very happy too!
US 13 circular needles, 80 stitches
Row 1: K1, P1
Row 2: P1, K1

I highly recommend the yarn: Madeline Tosh in chunky.Stitch markers every 10 stitches make me a much happier knitter. I wish I had pretty ones, but rings from the office supply store work just fine for now.

And now back to quilting. Have a lovely weekend.

13 comments:

  1. Both finishes are lovely. Two of my favorite colors. Thanks for the chevron knitting pattern!

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  2. pretty! wish I knew how to knit :(

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  3. I'm not a fan of the circular needles either, but I understand their necessity. The scarves look wonderful AND appreciated.

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  4. Really pretty finishes, Cindy! You've been a busy lady. I knitted years ago, in the 80s, and have no desire to take it up again when there are so many quilts calling me. Love, love, love to sew! But I really appreciate the time and talent it takes to knit. Great job!

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  5. What a beautiful photo of Charlotte!!

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  6. Beautiful makes there, the scarf is just great as it turned out. The recipient is a gorgeous little thing isn't she, she looks really pleased with it too x

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  7. Pretty finishes and pretty girls!

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  8. Hey you did a great job on both!! I have no clue when it comes to knitting:)

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  9. I'm so impressed! I don't think I remember how to knit.

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  10. WTG you! I don't knit, but those circular needles look distinctly challenging!

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  11. Very nice mistake Cindy. I sometimes wish I knew how to quilt but then I already have more than enough projects to find time for.

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  12. good on you. The good endorphins the you get from finishing something are great!

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