there is a really cute knitted vest in the fall 2006 stella mccartney collection that i'd like to make, but i've never made anything without a pattern before. can anyone recommend a pattern that would be similar to the pictures below? any and all advice is appreciated. thanks!
Something that's always bothered me about my selection of knitting books is the lack of a good book, or books, on finishing techniques. Most of my books do a few sentences or one picture on weaving in ends, or seaming a top to side edge seam. But I don't know if there is a way to seam a purl top to a purl side edge, or many other questions. Does this fabulous community have any favorite books which offer an exhausting look at finishing techniques? I don't mind if it's out of print, it will give me a good excuse to comb through secondhand bookstores. Thanks in advance!
I pulled a ball of yarn from my stash this afternoon. It is an orphan ball, found all by itself in a bin at the LYS, in a nice dusty purple that will go nicely with my winter coat, so I think it will be a scarf. In looking at the label, I realize it has very few English words, and none appear to describe the fiber content. Anyone have any ideas from these clues:
It does say it is made in Norwary. The "brand name" appears to be "mandarin Naturell." Then we have 100% ren bomull [this would be my guess for fiber], 50 g ved stanard fuktighet, ca 130 meter.
I finished one of the Northern Lights Mittens from Knitpicks. I absolutely love them! The only thing I had to change about the pattern was the needle size - I ended up using size 3 dpns as opposed to size 1 because my hands are relatively large.
I did an experiment with the popular "fetching" pattern and some of my handspun yarn. I have a lot of orphan skeins and skeins that aren't really enough to make anything substantial, but that I would like to make something to use as stocking stuffers. With that in mind, I used two skeins to experiment.
pictures and more details under the cut.
( Collapse ) I think I'll be making more of these, but not in that pink blended yarn-that was too difficult even for a really neat, textured result like I got. They really are a nice quick easy knit and will show off some of my handspun yarns to good advantage.
I have acquired two lovely skeins of Manos del Uruguay in a red/pink/grey/white and I have no idea what to do with it! I saw the colorway and just had to have it- and I knew that one skein wouldn't have amounted to much but now with 200 yards - I am still stumped. I wanted to make something that would show off its lovely colors. Can anyone make a suggestion?