Now I have to do a partial repeat of this chart before I split for the sleeves!
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Done with half the cable pattern!
That’s 20 rows of cabling! Phew! Ignore the pink string, it’s a lifeline! Only 20 more rows to complete the pattern. Then I get to repeat it! I’ve got 74 rows on this sweater now! 🤪
Up to row 26 and second skein!
Over 10,000 stitches so far. lol. Ignore the white dotted line, it’s just a lifeline.
Gauge Swatches for Corrie Sweater.
This sweater pattern called for 4, yes four, gauge swatches. Top left is the cable pattern in round, and top right is the cable pattern flat. Bottom left is rib pattern in round, and bottom right is rib pattern flat. Phew! That was a lot of knitting for prep work! I hit gauge on all swatches (thank goodness!) so I’m good to go on starting knitting the sweater! I get to cast on a shitload of stitches in a stretchy cast on, wish me luck!
I’m turning over a new leaf. I’m going to be knitting a sweater! The sweater I’ve chosen is called the Corrie Sweater. I’m going to knit it in Araucania Huasco Worsted – Periwinkly The Blues (color).
Here is a picture of the sweater and the yarn:
The Crown Wools MKAL by Casapinka
I’m in a new MKAL for July/August called the Crown Wools. I’m enjoying it quite a bit. It’s not huge on complicated lace, like most MKALs I join, so it’s a relaxing knit! It’s big on textured stitches and changing colors. The pattern is written for a 12 mini skein set of colors. The one I chose was from Miss Babs called Fantasia. Here is a picture of it:
I’m currently designing a crocheted shawl for my daughter. Its made up of hexagons, squares, and triangles, and I’m trying to figure out what to call it. Heicseagán is hexagon in Irish Gaelic.
I’ve currently gotten all the hexagons, squares and triangles crocheted. I’m working on burying the ends, which is quite a task as there are color changes every row! Then I need to figure out how I am going to sew it together. I’m leaning on using a crochet stitch to stitch it together.
Oh a Sale!
One of my hobbies related to knitting is dyeing the yarn I use to knit. It’s lots of fun! I use mainly food grade dyes, because they are easier to clean up!
In correlation to that, Dharma Trading Company has a 10% off sale on their blank yarns for dyeing until 10/15.