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Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Tuesday Stitch and Chat

Cornelia finished her CustomFit sweater and loves it.  She quipped that it's like it was "made for her". You can read her testimonial here. She knit it with Malabrigo Worsted (Worsted: 100% Merino, 210 yards).

After she finishes the Houston Top for her daughter, she plans on knitting a poncho for her granddaughter.  She would prefer that it is bulky so it goes quickly. The Houston Top is being knit with Rowan Silky Stones (Worsted: 52% Silk, 48% Linen, 109 yards).

She fell in love with Rasta (Super Bulky: 100% Merino, 90 yards). Since this is what I call a seasonal yarn for us, I suggested she get it now.  She found a great pinky-purple, Boreal colorway, for the poncho.  Her granddaughter loves purple, girl after my own heart.

AND, Rasta in the colorway, Indecita, for a vest for herself. Most likely she'll use a CustomFit pattern. She would like it to be low hip, with one button as a closure.

Rosie was grateful that her cat jumped on her knitting because in doing so she realized that she wasn't doing her ZickZack scarf correctly.

We revisited carrying the yarns. The yarn is  Mille Colori Baby (Fingering: 100% Merino, 208 yards). Once she felt good with ZickZack, she began knitting her first hat with yarn her mother-in-law bought her.  (Before she visits again.)

Eleanor is beginning her CustomFit sweater in Kid-Paillettes (Lace: 42% Mohair, 40% Polyester, 18% Silk, 136 yards). This is her second CustomFit sweater. 

Trammi reached the scalloped section of her Scalloped (Malabrigo) shawl in Findley DK (DK: 50% Silk, 50% Merino, 131 yards).  She needed a little help interpreting the pattern, understanding when a pattern says increase while maintaining pattern stitch. Thankfully the pattern pictures helped shed a little light on the pattern.

She knit the hem closed on her Apres Vest knit with Rowan Brushed Fleece (Bulky: 65% Merino, 30% Alpaca, 5% Nylon, 115 yards).  There is a lot going on at once in this pattern. While working the ruching pattern there are shaping changes take place. She  will need a row counter to keep track of pattern stitch.

We revisited her Perla coat in Milano (Aran: 40% wool, 28% nylon, 18% silk, 14% other, 105 yards). When she first took on this project we made some modifications, it was time to measure and reconfirm the plan. It's going to be a knockout.

This group was in serious form today. No grass growing under their knitting.

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