Finishing up old projects continues to be a running thread through our classes.
Eleanor had started the Madison Poncho pattern two years ago. It’s knit in Rowan Creative Focus (Worsted: 75% Wool, 25% Alpaca, 220 yards). She had a dropped stitch on the purl side, which she was nervous about fixing, until I pointed out that she could just turn it around and fix it on knit side.
She finished her Easy Folded Poncho in Cephalopod Travellor (DK: 100% Merino, 280 yards).
Today she began swatching for my Manteau Capelet. After feeling the Artyarns Ensemble Light (DK: 50% Silk, 50% Cashmere, 400 yards), she could why people enjoy knitting with Cashmere.
Trammi finished the front and back of her CustomFit sweater. She decided to finish the neck before knitting the sleeves. Even though the pattern says she has enough yarn, she is slightly concerned about yardage. She will knit the sleeves at the same time so if, for some reason she is short, the sleeves will be the same length. The yarn is Rowan Aran (100% Wool, 186 yards).
She saw a lofty fringed loop scarf from Sundance Catalog. She’s going to look through a stitch dictionary and create her own cowl pattern and fringe it. She’s going to use Misti Alpaca Handpaint Chunky (Bulky: 100% Alpaca, 108 yards).
Allison finished the flag on her Little Boater Crew (Sublime Booklet #669) knit with DK weight yarn.
She’s finishing the brioche pillow that she started last year (in a brioche class).
Here is the $64,000 question: it’s such a pleasure and relief when we complete a project, why do we stop? Very often the unfinished knit needs something simple/tedious like 1 seam sewn, a few rows knit or bound off.