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pensnest
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pensnest
Several years ago I noticed a member of my knitting group was creating an infinity scarf which started in the centre and knitted round a moebius loop so that a 'row' was actually knitting on both top and bottom of the cast-on, and the scarf/cowl grew outwards from the middle.

I'd love to try this, but I'm no longer in touch with the person who made it, and I really have no idea how to search for the recipe on Ravelry.

Can anybody direct me to a pattern which works like this? It just sounds like such a fun way of knitting a figure-8 scarf.
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janestarz
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janestarz
I can't be the only knitter finishing off my WIPs in preparation for the new knitting year to come. How are you guys progressing?

My most recent finished project is this pair of Helix Socks in Onion Nettle Sock yarn. In stead of polyamide it uses nettle fibers for durability. It was my first try at some Onion yarn, and I like it!

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Current Location: the Netherlands

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tictactoepony
My partner is getting a rather complicated pair of socks for Christmas!
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lindapendant
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lindapendant
I just love knitted socks and have made several pairs. I have knit using pretty pricey wool sock yarn that's blended with a bit of nylon or acrylic and several of these socks now have holes in the heels after not having worn them all that much. So much heartache over so much knitting!

I admit to having been a wool snob but now that I knit mostly for babies and worry about skin sensitivity, I'm using more and more cotton and/or acrylic yarns which work up much more nicely than I thought they would.

Anyway, I've started knitting socks with acrylic yarn and they're much more durable, but I love good quality wool socks.

My question is, do any of you have a favourite wool blend sock yarn that stands up to reasonable wear? I'd like to dump money down on lovely yarn for socks every now and then but it stings to put all that time and dollars into socks that don't last very long.

Thanks in advance!

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Current Mood: sad over socks

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lindapendant
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lindapendant
I finished this sweet cardi today after fighting forever to assemble the sleeves but maybe sort of invented a great way to join sleeves to an armhole, which was to pick up and knit stitches around the armhole and then seam the shoulder of the sleeve using those live stitches. I Frankensteined the heck out of this pattern and like the results a lot.

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kat_1901
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kat_1901
Hi everyone, I just started a blog here, I dont know many people who knit in person so hoping to connect to people and get inspired in this way :D nice to meet everyone xx
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love_jackianto
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love_jackianto
Title: Pumpkin Dog Inspired Scarf
Fandom: Steven Universe
Summary: A double sided knitted scarf inspired by Pumpkin Dog. Includes an original pattern.
An: Also here at AO3

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pamlynn
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pamlynn
Do anyone have a illusion knitting chart or know where I can find one of a christmas bell, please? Thanks in advance.

Current Location: Alabama

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lindapendant
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lindapendant
I just finished knitting this for my niece who is having her baby at the end of February.

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pamlynn
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pamlynn
I am looking for A Doctor Who knit or crochet pattern chart of a shadow pattern of K-9. Can anyone help. I looked ever where for apps and stuff but nothing for that came up. Thanks in advance.
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chia777
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chia777
Hi! I finally finished a shawl for my mom's x'mas present (was a bday present in July...).
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I'd say it was an easy knit, just took me forever!
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tictactoepony
Had some handspun needing a project. A friend need a scarf. This was the result!
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tictactoepony
Latest finished project - handspun gloves, in time for Autumn:
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love_jackianto
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love_jackianto
Double Sided Pumpkin Scarf (WIP)

Here's my latest project. I choose black not only because it is my favorite color, but it's also a Halloween color.

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chia777
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chia777
I'm never good at estimating if I have enough yarn for just one more row!
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basketcaselady
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basketcaselady
I began this in April.  I just finished it a week ago.  I love it!  Both my daughter and her husband are huge fans of Star Wars so one will get this for Christmas.

I love double knitting though it does take longer than straight knitting.

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Star Wars Scarf

Current Location: Queen's Castle
Current Mood: accomplished

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tictactoepony
Took some handspun yarn on holiday and came up with a hat!
(It's a strange texture - this breed of wool knits up to feel a bit like a bath sponge...)

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tictactoepony
I used some yarn I made recently to make a lovely light lacey scarf as a gift for a friend!
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janestarz
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janestarz
This is the second pair of socks I knitted from the free online class by Lucy Neatby on Craftsy, and I can't recommend it enough. It's a fun series of videos to watch and even if you've knitted socks before, there might still be some tips and tricks that will surprise you. Images below the cutCollapse )

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Current Location: the Netherlands

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tictactoepony
Finished a big project - which has a story.
Made my partner a similar one back in 1998-1999 but in blue - it was worn in the tail-end of summer last year and went missing, so I embarked on making a new one - but different colour in case the old one turned up.
Partway through making the 2nd sleeve.... old blue turned up! (Two warm garments is good though - always a spare :) )
It's not the warmest spring here at the moment so it's already got a bit of use.
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tictactoepony
Back at the end of 2014 I was inspired to dye some merino/shetland sheep fleece using natural dyes and make some sock yarn. I then got distracted by many other projects.
However, I have finally finished the socks (now it's a bit too warm to wear them; typical!)
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janestarz
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janestarz
I knit these socks as a gift for a friend, recovering from surgery.
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Cross-posted to my own journal.

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Current Location: the Netherlands

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lindapendant
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lindapendant
I finally blocked this cute cardi. I scored the yarn at a thrift store for $4.50, so this was a super cheap knit. Photos here.Collapse )

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tictactoepony
A few more hats (to be gifted to their new owners this evening):

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tictactoepony
I followed a pattern in an unofficial Harry Potter knitting patterns book, using some alpaca/silk handspun yarn.
Pleased with the result, not invisible but nice and lightweight!
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