Wednesday, November 23, 2011

I am forever looking up mm on the 'net to find what needle size I need for knitting. Here is a great chart for just that!!



Knitting Needle Sizes for US, UK, European and Older US Needles

Monday, September 13, 2010

Civil War Shawl

I hand spun a lamb's fleece for this shawl on my production wheel, on my Ashford Kiwi and some on my Trindle drop spindle. It was all plied together on my Louet. I spun close to a pound for this shawl.
The Civil War Shawl was designed by Suzanne Puffpaff. It was published in Cast On, winter/spring 2001. There is a knit along going on at Yahoo! http://groups.yahoo.com/group/CivilWarShawlKAL/




Purl 3. Takes a little patience.


As I knit more, I will post more. I can honestly say that this is the first shawl that I have ever knit that has ribbing in it!

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Crocheted Tess Shawl






Shawl #4 done for Ravelry's 10 shawls in 2010. I love this shawl!! I can't wait to do her knitted version. I used our 70% wool/30% mohair sock yarn to knit this shawl. I dyed it in skein form in indigo (colored) dye. Apparently, I had it tied a little too tight. So you can see lighter spots. But, that is fine. It will look fantastic with jeans. (-;

Sunday, January 31, 2010

3 of 10 shawls (done in January) for the 10 shawls in 2010 challenge.




I used some of my stashed handspun for this shawl. Years ago, I had carded some wool, thrown in some colored fleece/wool and some one ply handspun silk yarn. I spun it, skeined it, washed it, and then put it away (after it was dry of course!). When I saw this pattern on Ravelry, I felt this yarn would work. I am happy with the results.
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The Dane Shawl-http://knitjaneknit.blogspot.com/2009/06/dane-shawl.html
Knit on size 6 needles with my handspun wool/alpaca. 350+ yards.
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Started January 14th, finished January 20th.
6 skeins of Lan Grossa Bouclerino, 80% Merino (Extra Fine)/20% Polyamid.
I did 34 rows instead of 44, and 3 rows of border instead of 5. I also used a size I instead of the recommended H. It is 86" from tip to left/right hand top. It is 47" from bottom tip to top, and 7'2" across the top.
This shawl reminds me of my great-grandmother. She is the one who taught me all of the needle arts that I use today. And she did granny squares. This shawl is going to feel like a giant soft hug to whomever the receiptant should be.

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Ravelry challenge-10 shawls in 2010

I failed miserably on the knit from your shelf 2009. Hopefully I can still fulfill that for 2010, but with all shawls. Some of the patterns will be from my shelf, but ones that I have downloaded.



My first shawl for 2010 will be the Dane Shawl by Jane Tanner knit in handspun wool with alpaca. Pictures to come later...


http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/dane-shawl