Friday, May 16, 2008

Cast Ons

I keep telling myself no more cast ons until something is cast off but of course I ignore myself. Some cast ons I can justify such as the Curly Purly Soaker. These are for a good friends new niece or nephew who is due later this month and this is not only a winter baby but a Canberra winter baby. The should keep the little one nice and warm and hopefully dry as well.

Pattern: Curly Purly Soaker
Yarn: Dyelicious Hand Dyed Yarns - Aran 100gms
Needles: 3.0mm, 4.0mm. 5.0mm
Size: small
Amazingly these two came out of one skein with a little left over. Much more economical than the Cascade 220 I used for a previous soaker.

Of course I'm still spinning. Had to test drive the new Kundert.

And then there is this:

I'm blaming Brooklyn Tweed for this. If I didn't read his blog I would never have discovered the beautiful Flared Lace Smoke Ring by Jackie Erickson-Schweitzer. I love the formation of the lace using a twisted knit stitch in the rib. It reminds me of the Cookie A's Pomatomus sock.

This is the very beginning in Fleece Artist Woolie Silk 3ply in Amber bought from Colorsong. From my reading a 3ply yarn will provide a lot of drape which is essential for a project like this. I'll post more as I progress.

Keep smiling :-)

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