I started knitting in the latter part of 2003, and I’m far from an intuitive knitter. I’m also not a quick knitter, and have no hesitation claiming the title of Slowest Knitter on the Planet.
Note that the gallery is divided into years. The photos are from the “knitting projects” set on Flickr. If you need a larger image, click on any photo and the link will take you to the Flickr page where you can choose your own image size.
Hat and scarf 2
Repeating history. Plain brioche stitch scarf and ribbed hat. Spunky Eclectic “Riverwalk” colorway, spun into a slubby handspun. Scarf measures 70×12, not including the 6″ fringe. As with #1, the hat is a simple 2×2 ribbed watchman’s cap.
Hat and scarf 1
A simple brioche stitch scarf and ribbed hat. Handspun from Spunky Eclectic fiber (Corriedale) in “Mordor” colorway. The scarf measures 73×9.5″ with a 6″ fringe.
Earth Maiden shawl in Haute Coutre
The Earth Maiden shawl pattern with some adjustments. Knit from yarn 69 on the 2012 spinning gallery page. Final dimensions: 108″x18″.
Fluffball loop 2 Cowl
It’s a simple stockinette stitch with an alternating pair of YO/K2Tog rows about every 7 stockinette rows. Knit in the round. Made from the last precious bit of the Fluffball lamb fleece yarn. Gently blocked to 23×17, but long enough to double, and soft and flexible. Gift.
The green was done in a crossed brioche stitch and the burgundy in a plain. Both were given knotted fringes, and both were my own blends and dyes. Gifted.
When: August 2012
Background: This is a gift for a friend, using the “Rough Cut Diamonds” yarn you’ll find from Spinning 2012; scroll down to #67. The camera simply doesn’t pick up the variation and slightly turquoise/green hint in the fabric, or the glitter. The fiber was appropriately named, and when knit into a fabric, it really does glitter like diamonds. You may be able to see it if you click the photo and go view the larger sizes on the Flickr page.
When: June 2012
Background: “Citron” shawl in “Through the looking glass” handspun. (See item 56 in the Spinning 2011 gallery.)
When: April 2012
Background: “Aria” scarf pattern in “Jabe” handspun. (See item 57 in the Spinning 2012 gallery.)
Partly Destroyed Cowl
When: June 2012
Background: “Destroyed Cowl” in “Sweetgrass” handspunM; it’s just a simple drop-stitch cowl, but very soft and squishy. See #34 in the 2010 Spinning gallery.
Red Bling Spring Leaves
When: September 2011
Background: This shawl uses the “Roses in Winter” yarn which has been waiting for a project since it was span in 2009. The photos don’t pick up the colors properly; the multiple hues in the yarn keep shifting in the different lighting conditions and range from a dusty rose to a very warm peachy gold. And, there really is a LOT of bling in this shawl–and that doesn’t show up either!
When: August 2011.
Background: The yarn is the 3-ply semi-woolen yarn which was spun from the Thomas the Bond fleece; the fleece came from Kate Lowder of Lowder Colours Farm, and was simply a joy to work with. The pattern is an improvisation, using the 5-way Cable Shrug as inspiration. The buttons are a two-tone silver and brass color.
Gold Dust Woman Luscious Lace cowl
Gold Dust Woman Luscious Lace cowl
The backstory: Enchanted Knoll Farm silk top, “Gold Dust Woman” colorway, spun into 2-ply heavy laceweight (see the Spinning 2010 page). The scarf pattern is Annis, with beads replacing the nupps. I didn’t like the way the nupps behaved in silk—they were a bit too floppy—so replaced them with a size 6 (or 8?) bronze colored bead.
Comfy Matteus shawl
When: May 2011.
The backstory: The yarns were both spun in 2010. The body of the shawl is the Matteus Shetland, and the trim is the Thomas the Bond yarn. The shawl is light and not very dense despite the solid stitch pattern, but very lofty, very very soft, and very comforting. The pattern is Miriam Felton’s Comfy Shawl from her Twist & Knit pattern set. I used two of four skeins, so there is enough for another.
Update: The second shawl, a duplicate of the first, was completed as a prayer shawl in July 2011.
When: April 2011.
The backstory: The yarn was spun over a few months’ period on the Victoria. It was the Spunky Eclectic club fiber in Corriedale/Aplaca (80/20?) in “Rubber Grapes,” and since DH decided he sort of liked the colors, it had to become something simple in a scarf. The checkerboard pattern is a plain 6×6 with the first two slipped and the last two knit. Easy peasy.
Traveling Woman shawl
Morning Surf moebius
Tudor Stole, by Miriam Felton, from Twist & Knit
Feather and Fan Shawl, by Eugen Beugler, from A Gathering of Lace
|Stats: 69″ across, and it wasn’t blocked as hard as it could have been. It’s knitted in Zephyr laceweight (50%wool, 50%silk), and is not perfect.
When: Started in January 2009, completed in February 2010.
|“Flock Together” cowl knitted in one skein of Manos wool/silk singles yarn.|
|“Wavy Feathers” cowl knitted from hand-blended, hand-dyed, handspun. Posted about here.|
2007. . .
was not a knitting year for me. For a variety of reasons, knitting needles stayed idle until the last six months of the year, and were then only active for short bursts. There were a few little things accomplished, such as a plain skull cap, a plain headband, and helping a friend finish a sweater for her daughter. Otherwise, however, 2007 was the year of Fiber and Spinning.
|Elbow-length gauntlets with a simple cable across the back, made in aworsted/chunky merino.||A Norwegian Drops gauntlet pattern, made with alpaca yarn.|
This section hosts images of completed knitting projects from 2005. There were two sets of the baby sweater and accessories. Some small projects (i.e., fuzzy scarfs or scrap-yarn hats) are not included.
This section covers 2003 and 2004. I’ve lumped them together simply because I cannot remember which things were done in which year, although I know the socks and scarf were first and the sweater last.