"Properly practiced, knitting soothes the troubled spirit, and it doesn't hurt the untroubled spirit either." ~ Elizabeth Zimmerman


Little Cables and Scribbles

Friday FO's. Two of my Christmas gift projects are done. Woot!

Pattern: Little Cables Socks by me
Yarn: Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock Solid
Color: Chocolate
Content: 80% Superwash wool/20% Nylon
Needles: Addi Turbo Circular size 2.
Size: Mens Medium (size 8 shoe)
Cast on: November 22, 2009
Bound off: December 8, 2009

Comments: I love this stitch pattern. It's very easy to remember, and works up very quickly. I did use a lace weight nylon yarn to reinforce the toes and heels. I am planning to write this pattern up and post it on my pattern blog after the holidays.

Close up of stitch pattern.

Yarn: Recycled Silk by Himalaya Yarn and Kiddy Print Mohair by Laines du Nord
Color: SD-00 and Pink
Content: 100% silk and 80% Mohair/20% Polyamide
Needles: Addi Turbo Circular size 15.
Size: 6 inches wide by 6 feet long
Cast on: December 8, 2009
Bound off: December 19, 2009

Comments: Fast easy knit. All garter stitch, but the one row of contrasting novelty yarn every seventh row keeps it interesting.

I do not like working with the Recycled Silk yarn. For such an expensive yarn it is very stiff, coarse, and twisted too tight so it wants to curl up into loops. I probably won't work with this stuff again (which sucks cos I've got 5 more hanks of it-sigh)

A view with the sun behind it.

My maple tree was cold.

Have a great day.

1 comment:

  1. Lovely scarf! Recycled silk improves vastly with washing and a little abuse - I'd recommend tying up the skeins securely, washing them vigorously, thwacking them around a bit, even machine drying if you can manage it. Usually I do that with the FO, but I don't suppose the mohair would thank you for it!