Sunday, August 12, 2007

Cotton Candy Top

Pattern: Cotton Candy Cap Sleeve
by Missa, from The Knitting Garden

Needles: Japanese 15, or 6.6mm

Yarn: I'm using one strand of a sport weight cotton in cream + 2 strands of lace weight thick/thin cotton in pale pink. Both are from this LYS in Beijing, pure cotton and very very soft. Simply lovely!

Monday, July 23, 2007

Glow with the Flow Socks

Pattern: Go With the Flow by Evelyn A. Clark.
Available from IK Summer 2005 or Favorite Socks.

Yarn: 18% Cashmere, 12% Soybean Fiber, 70% Lambswool
Needles: Clover #1s dpn (2.4mm)

Start to Finish: July 11-23 for my Sockapalooza 4 Pal

Read my blog post here.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Ribbed Tank Top

Pattern: My Own ( A seamless version much inspired by the Blue Sky Alpacas Ribbed Top)

Yarn: Classic Elite Attitude 4 hanks (404 yards total)

Needles: 4.0mm and 5.0mm

Notes: Love this top, it goes so well with just about anything... it's as perfect under my usually black business suit as it it over a pair of jeans... it's slightly thick for the summer months but perfect to wear in aircon places... The color also turned out surprisely flattering and I have received a few compliments already ;o)

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Claude Cardigan

Pattern: Claude by Anna Bell at My Fashionable Life

Yarn: Debbie Bliss Cotton Angora SH 09, 9 balls x 98 yards

Needles: 5mm for the body and 4.5mm for the button/collar bands

Notes: Instead of knitting the button bands separately and seaming them up later, I did them using my shorty dpns in a smaller size. They turned out fine but juggling with all those needles isn't much fun either. In case you're interested, there's more on my blog post about the yarn.

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Last Minute Knitted Bibs

Pattern: Based upon the Bibs O' Love from Mason Dixon

For: Baby Mitchell on his first Birthday

Yarn: Worsted Cotton in Mustard and Chocolate. Both from China. The DK cotton in cream with beige spots is previously my Apricot Jacket, scored from the Yarn Stall in Causeway Bay.

Needles: 4.5mm for the Worsted Cotton and 4.0mm for the Cream.

More about the stitch and strap variations on my blog post.

Garter St Version: 36sts (7" wide x 11.5" long)

Cables/Seed St Version: 37sts (7" x 11" long)

Garter Rib Version: 41sts (7" x 10" long)

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Ottobre Soakers

Pattern: Ottobre Soakers (10-24mos), pdf here.
A beautiful golden ochre with a hint of green.

Needles: Japanese Size 15 (6.6mm) for the body
and 6.0mm for the leg cuffs.

Gauge: 3.5sts per inch

Please see my blog post here for a little yarn review.

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Apple Tree Shorties

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Pattern: I started with the Curly Purly Soaker pattern (again) in the largest size, and just knitted on without decreasing until about 9" and incorporated a crotch before spliting up the legs.

Yarn: I hank of Cascade 220, plus scrap yarns for the cuffs and the apple tree motif

Needles/Gauge: 4.5mm/4sts per inch

Finished Size : Waist 14"unstretched, Hip 19", Rise 23"

Start to finish: 22 ~ 26 April 2007

See more photos on my blog post.

Notes: My Swiss darning was just too horribly wonky, so I ended up knitting the apple tree separately and sewn it on instead. It's so much easier this way and I love the results but somehow it does feels like cheating... ;op

Sunday, April 22, 2007

Curly Purly Soakers

Yarn: Handspun Wool Slub from China. The Size LG took about 90g and the XL took 120g Needles/Gauge: 5mm/4sts per inch
Cross posted here on my knitting blog

Notes: This first one up there got felted by accident and shrunk by 20% lengthwise and 10% in width before I had a chance to do my FO shot. It still fits her though but a bit too snugly for night-time. So I went on to knit another one in the largest size and about 20% longer, just in case ;op

Sunday, April 08, 2007

EZ February Baby Sweater

Pattern: EZ February Baby Sweater from Knitters Almanac

Yarn: 4 balls of Debbie Bliss Cotton Angora in Gray (Sh 24)

Needles/Gauge: 5mm/4sts per inch

Finished Size: Chest 12.5"(very stretchable), Body Length 12.5"

Start to finish: 20-ish ~ 31 March 2007

Please see notes on modifications on my blog.

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Cabled Sweater

Pattern: Inspired by Stevie from Rowan's Cork Collection, and redesigned using Knitware

Yarn: 15 balls of Rowan RYC Cashsoft Aran in Color Mole

Needles: 4.0/4.5mm Addi Circulars & 4.0mm DPNs for the collar

Finished Size: Chest 42-46", Body Length 24.5"

Started/Finished: Mid-Nov 2006 - Mid-Feb 2007