Monday, November 14, 2005

Off the needles tonight

Originally uploaded by Jam_mam.

Here is the finished thingy - shrug/poncho/shawl whatever it is? My experiment with repalcing the yarn in the pattern (Rowan Biggy Print) with three strands of aran weight yarn from my stash worked fine :) the shape is made from a 50" long rectangle of garter stitch (every row knit) over 38 stitches on size 15mm kneedles. Once the cast off edge is made turn the end through 180 degrees and sew up to form a tube with a twist in it. Love how this feels so may be making one for myself too - have loads of aran wool so will try different combinations of colours, this was three shades of purple which is my niece's favoutire colour. Oh took 2 balls of each - i.e. 6 100g balls.

But the clapotis is calling - look at it - don't you think I should knit this next? clapotisNot convinced? Then you must read this.


belle said...

Oh yes, I definitely want to see you make one of these, love the colours the model is wearing.

And love your shrug thingy too - although I think shrugs have little sleeves, so yours may be a poncho ???

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Jacqui said...

Great to see you here :) knew we couldn't keep you out for long LOL Must look this up in the mag and see what it's called - by the way it's the model that is lopsided not the thingy :)

Jacqui said...

Pattern says it is called a figure of 8 poncho - so now we know :)