Friday, April 29, 2005

Vest - Gjestral Naturgarn

I knit this vest using the vest pattern in the knitter's handy book of patterns by Ann Budd and Gjestal Naturgarn in Kelly Green #219 purchased from

I used a pattern from to guide my choices on the edging.

Here it is:

Felt Flock

I just love this - I used the Fiber Trends Felt Flock pattern and Lambs Pride Worsted in Brown Heather for the body and Onyx for the ears, face and tail.


Here are some coasters I knit up a while back. To get the size right, I knit up a swatch larger than I wanted and felted it. Then I scaled back the numbers so I would end up with a 4x4 square. I can't remember the exact counts, but it was something like 30 sts by 17 rows - I worked the stitches in seed stitch. Yarn used: Lambs Pride
in Red Baron and Blue Magic.

Tuesday, April 12, 2005


Here's my version of the "coming back into fashion" legwarmers. I used Filatura Di Crosa 127 Print in shade 23 - purchased at my favorite knitting store in Charleston, SC -Knit on Charlotte St (downtown). I used size 6 dpns - CO 52 stitches, worked 8 rows in 1x1 rib, then switched to stockinette stitch until I ran out of yarn (I used 3 balls total).

(and please - no comments on the lack of tan - it's only April for crying out loud. :-P)

Close up:

Saturday, April 02, 2005

Lollipop Socks

Here's my third pair of socks (second pair for me). I used Opal Lollipop that came in a 100g ball. Surpringly I only used 50g - each sock is about 25g. I'm guessing this is because they're short socks and it's fingering weight. Anyway - I used a 3x1 rib pattern on the cuff and the top of the foot, otherwise following the Ann Norling #12 pattern (64 stitch).

Here's a picture of the pair:

And here's a close up of the stripes: