knittedyarns on Mar 16th, 2010Marianne Kinzel’s Lace Primula Doily Becomes A Shawl
Marianne Kinzel’s First Book of Modern Lace Knitting was the last book that I bought at The Point last March before it went out of business. The book is a great resource of lace patterns with BOTH instructions and charts. It has an introduction to lace knitting including doilies which shows step by step photographs of [...]
knittedyarns on Mar 14th, 2010Blocking Oxblood Mommes Lysedug Shawl
Photographs of blocked Mommes Lysedug Doily knit as a shawl in Tosh Lace weight. Blocking dimensions included.
knittedyarns on Mar 13th, 20105 Suggestions to Help Knit Mommes Lysedug Lace
I finally finished my Mommes Lysedug lace scarf! Mind you, it took me almost an hour to do the bind off! Having done a lot of comparisons across circular shawls and doilies, I thought that it would use most of the 950 yards of the Oxblood colored Madeline Tosh superwash merino lace weight wool that [...]
knittedyarns on Mar 9th, 2010Magenta Frosted Diamonds Shawl Blocked
I finally blocked my Magenta Frosted Diamonds Lace Shawl. Unfortunately, my shawl was more of a rectangle than four sides of a pentagon like the schematic in Stephanie Japel’s Knitty.com pattern. Despite the slight deviation from the pattern, I decided not to re-block it. It took me a while to get the sides straightened out [...]
knittedyarns on Feb 27th, 2010More Antique Lace Doily Knitting-Mommes Lysedug
While I promised myself that I wouldn’t allow knitting UFOs to accumulate this year, the fact that my 40″ Hiya Hiya circular needles broke was a great excuse for starting a new project. I have wanted to make a lace shawl from the Madeline Tosh Lace Superwash Merino that I bought from Webs at Stitches [...]
knittedyarns on Feb 25th, 2010Knitting Needle Crisis – Hiya Hiya Circulars Break Mid-project!
As readers of this blog know, I love knitting with circular knitting needles because the are easy to pack in your bag, keep the stitches in place, and don’t poke the person sitting next to you on the subway (where I do a lot of knitting). Unfortunately, if the circular needles break mid-project, you can [...]
knittedyarns on Feb 12th, 2010Why I am not joining the 2010 Ravelympics
Having watched the 2006 Winter Knitting Olympics run by the Yarn Harlot and the 2008 Summer Ravelympics run by Ravelry, I considered joining this year’s Ravelympics. I really wanted to be part of a larger knitting community activity. Of late, I have been making (and finishing) smaller projects that can be completed in a couple [...]
knittedyarns on Feb 7th, 2010Spring Ruched Neck Warmer Scarf – Begins
Spring is coming to a shop window near you and it’s colored pink and grey this season. Note to self, knit something in pink or grey to lull me into believing that spring is here despite the winter weather that keeps hovering over the New York City area. To this end, I bought some Malabrigo lace [...]
knittedyarns on Feb 1st, 20103 Reasons to Like Magenta Frost Diamonds Shawl
Stephanie Japel’s Frost Diamonds Shawl was one of the Winter 2009 Knitty pattern that I wanted to make. The Frost Diamonds shawl pattern is intriguing since Stephanie Japel applied her skill at making fitted clothes to a triangular shawl which is generally held in place with a knot or a pin. To get similar dimensions [...]
knittedyarns on Jan 20th, 2010Mobius Cowl Do-Over-5 Mis-shaped Knitting Project Lessons
5 learnings from re-knitting a Mobius Cowl.