This post is the equivalent of three weeks of Stitch and Chat classes. Don’t despair that you’re not knitting fast enough!
Allison is swatched and ready to knit a simple, yet elegant CustomFit cardigan with Schulana Kid Paillettes (Lace: 42% Mohair, 40% Polyester, 18% Silk, 136 yards). She made her design choices based on the Kid Paillettes cardigan that Beth knit last year.
She finished her Brioche pillow from a class she took with me last year.
She used a combination of bulky yarns: Shalimar Miss Bulky (Bulky: 100% Merino, 120 yards) and Misti Alpaca Hand Paint Chunky (Bulky: 100% Alpaca, 108 yards).
She finished her Koigu Fairisle Cowl, knit with 9 colors of Koigu Premium Merino (Fingering: 100% Merino, 175 yards). The last bit was grafting the two ends together.
Allison got her yarn for her Fallen Halo Cowl, Artyarns Cashmere 5 (Worsted: 100% Cashmere, 102 yards) and Cashmere Glitter (DK: 100% Cashmere plied with metallic thread, 170 yards). I LOVE her color choice and may have to make another one in this colorway. It is so rich and gorgeous!
We had a conversation about how we all organize our notions. Allison uses a craft box that is similar to a tackle box. What’s in your knitting bag?
Eleanor finished her Manteau Capelet in three weeks. The top and bottom borders are knit with Artyarns Beaded Silk & Sequins Light (DK: 100% silk, 110 yards) and Artyarns Ensemble Light for the body of the capelet (DK: 50% Silk, 50% Cashmere, 400 yards). This will be her holiday garment.
Here she is wearing one of the Hitchhiker scarves she knit.
Eleanor continues to make progress on her Madison Poncho. It’s knit in Rowan Creative Focus (Worsted: 75% Wool, 25% Alpaca, 220 yards).
Michelle is totally enjoying knitting the strips for her Paintbox Afghan that she is knitting with Cascade 220 Superwash (Worsted: 100% wool, 220 yards).
She’s knitting a L’Envelope for her mother in Berroco Flicker (Worsted: 87% Alpaca, 8% Acrylic, 5% Other, 189). She gets good “daughter” points.
Michelle finished her C224 Cascade Eco + Quilt and Cable Blanket in Cascade Eco Plus (Bulky: 100% Wool, 478 yards). In case you’re curious, the blanket measured 50″ x 60″.
Her dog, Casey promptly adopted it as her own.
Trammi is working on the turtleneck of her CustomFit sweater in Rowan Pure Wool Aran (Aran: 100% Wool, 186 yards). Her goal was to pick up the stitches neatly along the neckline.
She knit this sweater in Kid Paillettes for her mother. Another knitter sure to get good “daughter” points. So pretty with the subtle sparkle of the paillettes.
Elaine knit a striped hat with Jil Eaton Minnow Merino (Aran: 100% Merino, 77 yards).