Sunday, May 03, 2009

Recent Projects

Look at this yarn. You can't imagine how perfect the red is. It's Cascade Sierra (wool and cotton).

I'm getting started on next year's wardrobe. This will be a swing cardigan. I am using a basic top-down raglan pattern and making some modifications. I hope it works! I'll post the pattern with mods once it's done.

Here's how my purple scarf is coming along. My handpsun is knitting up pretty well! I wish I could capture the color but it comes out all washed out.

And here's a little bag I made for my timer. This timer was constantly being set and going off in my bag. So, I knit a little cozy to keep it on the outside of the bag. No more random alarms going off! These bags are very easy to make and could be used for cell phones, iPods, whatever:

guage: knit a swatch and measure the device you're using this for. Multiply the number of stitches/inch by how many inches the finished bag should measure. That's how many stitches to cast on.

CO leaving a really long tail (it'll become the i-cord strap)
Join and knit in the round
K2P2 ribbing for about 1 1/2 inches
Knit all rounds until it's long enough (mine is about 3 1/2 inches long)
use kitchener stitch to close the bottom of the bag
using the long tail from casting on, pick up 4 stitches along top edge of the bag (stitches should be right next to each other)
knit i-cord strap
at the end of the strap, crochet a loop for a button hole
attach button and weave in ends of yarn
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1 comment:

  1. Beautiful work! I crochet but can't knit very much. Love the red yarn :)


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