Tuesday, 1 October 2013
Here are some quick notes about a project I recorded on Ravelry recently.Here are some rough diagrams to show the structure.
I like the stitch pattern, and it is possible to knit neat selveges with this pattern. Knitted in tuck stitch, the fabric resists curl, particularly when knitted at a loose tension.
The jacket is knitted in two yarns knitted together, a fine possum merino and an even finer but strong alpaca silk yarn. The body of the jacket is knitted at Tension 3 and the collar piece at Tension 10
The collar piece is knitted at a loose tension, and attached part way along the front edge of the jacket. This makes it possible to arrange the loose ends in a variety of styles, and it eliminates the need to calculate an exact size to attach.
Posted by Christine at 9:17 am
Wednesday, 2 January 2013
The process of making this was so satisfying I've started swatching to see what else I can make to use this beautiful yarn.
The completed shawl was made using Singer Card 4
|Card 4 repeat|
All the needles corresponding to the knit every stitch columns were taken out of work, except for two needles at each edge, left to knit a neat selvedge. The tension was set to the loosest setting.
The finishing washing and blocking processes are critical to the quality of the finished piece.
Here are some more Card 4 experiments. In this batch of swatches, every needle is left in work, and the tension increased to 4 on the tension dial.
|Black and white knitted together on the Punch Lace setting, photographed against a coloured background|
The Tuck swatch is notable for being flat, wider than the other stitch patterns and well worth trying as an alternative to the more open tuck lace used in the white shawl.
The Punch lace looks attractive, but has long floats that would be best covered.
And the spider? A bystander felt that something must have prompted the spider to change her web design.