As I mentioned about week ago, I’ve been working on the Weekend Wrap, a pattern designed by Julie Weisenberger of Coco Knits, and I’m happy to report that I finished it yesterday!
I truly love the simplicity of this pattern, as well as the “funky” yarn I used. This pattern is very easy to follow, super quick and a piece of cake to knit. I would make this one again and would say it’s perfect for knitters at all levels of knitting.
Yarn: Universal Yarn Bamboo Bloom Handpaints - 2 skeins in the colorway Nagano
Needles: Size US 17 circular needle in a 24″ length
Pattern Modifications: I added 1″ extra between the armholes to make sure that I had plenty of room and that it didn’t look too “stretched” across the back.
I was inspired by a fellow blogger, Janet of Pixel Knits, to knit a Low Tide Cardigan , a lovely by tincanknits, using my stash of fingering weight yarn in Springtree Road Muscadine Sock yarn, Antique Rose. I think I’m must be rather zaney to knit a cardigan in fingering weight yarn but I decided if Janet and all the other knitters out there could, so could I.
Have you knitted a garment using fingering weight yarn? If so, what is your favorite pattern?
A very strange stranger it must be, who does not see charms in the immediate environs of Lyme, to make him wish to know it better. ” ~ Jane Austen, Persuasion
I just received my Spring 2013 issue of Spin Off and fell in love with the handspun scarf on the cover. The amazing thing, it is almost the same colors as my River’s Edge handspun in the color of Black Ice. I had planned to knit a handspun hat, but after seeing the Lyme Regis Scarf by Kirsti Johanson, I decided it was destiny and that I must knit this scarf!
On a last note, I was rummaging around my bin that holds all my prized vintage crochet and came across a lovely pineapple doily that I forgot about. It looks quite lovely on my lampshade and it just proves that you can use vintage crochet in a variety of ways.
Until next time, happy knitting, crocheting, spinning, and crafting!