Thursday, August 26, 2010

Summer Flies

Here is a modified version of Summer Flies. (I changed the edging)  It is knit in Knit Picks Shimmer lace yarn (held double) which is a nice alpaca/silk yarn. I used about 730 yards (665 m). It blocked out to 50 inches by 18 inches. 

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Why yarn swifts are awesome

 Alot of yarn comes in a hank, which is fine, but hard to knit from. It is great if you can have your working yarn in center pull ball.

It is possible to wind a hank into a center pull ball by hand, but it takes around 40 mins. If you use a ball winder, then that cuts the time down to around 20 mins, since you have to unwind the hank and then wind it into a ball. The yarn swift makes it possible to do this job in 5 mins!
It's magic! Thanks Carl ;)

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Tree of Light

Tree of Light Shawl knitted in Bare Gloss Lace yarn (670 yards). Blocked size 77 inches by 44 inches.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Samuel Bjarne Jaschke

A gift for a newborn baby of friends of ours, the hat and booties is made of fingering yarn. The hat uses less than 50 yards of 2 colors. The booties use 60 yards of fingering yarn. The rabbit is crocheted and uses 50 yards of sport weight yarn.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Support my knitting habit!

Well, since I have been knitting things for a number of people lately and everyone seems to want to know what my current projects are I thought I would set up a new blog, and hope that I remember to update it. ;)

If you want to support my knitting habit by having me knit you something, or would just like to donate yarn here are some yardage guidelines:

Lace weight or 2 ply yarns
are mainly used for lace shawls, but can also be used for other projects.
400-450 yards will give you a small shawl such as this Annis shawl

500-900 yards will give you a medium shawl such as this Percy shawl

1200-1800 yards will give you a large shawl such as this Study in Grey shawl

2 strands of lace weight yarn was made to make this Viften sweater (2650 yards)

Fingering Weight,Sock or 4 ply yarn
can also be used for shawls. They can also be used for socks 400 yards are needed for a pair of adult socks. Fingering weight also makes nice scarfs, hats, mittens and baby projects.

Sport weight or 5ply yarn can be used for sweaters and accessories.

Approx 220 yards of color A and 110 yards of color B for a pair of Selbuvotter

DK weight or 8ply yarn can be used for sweaters and other accessories.
720 yards for this Tempting sweater.

Aran or 10ply yarn also makes nice accessories
150 yards for this Spring Beret

200 yards for this Twisted Raveler

If you have any specific project questions please let me know. ;)