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Thursday, April 13, 2017

What do you watch while you knit?

Our discussion strayed from books, just one to share:  Three Wishes.

To shows we watch while knitting...
Say Yes to the Dress
My 600 Pound Life
Big Little Lies on HBO
What do you watch while knitting?

Jane T. has been knitting a Cabled (Hooded) Coat for her daughter.  It is knit in one piece up to the armholes. We discussed the row where you split the piece into three sections: right front, back, left front. From now on, she will knit each section separately. The spare stitches are held on waste yarn or a spare circular needle.

Allison pulled her Artyarns Cardigan out of hiding and realized she did not have too much more to knit, plus it's a good weight for this time of year.

© Brooklyn Tweed/Jared Flood
She couldn't get gauge on her Agnes sweater using the Portuguese knitting method. She was getting gauge knitting it Continental. The bigger lesson here was that whether she knits Portuguese or Continental, her shoulder doesn't hurt from throwing.  Yarn: (Fingering: 100% Wool - Targhee-Columbia, 275 yards).

Jane B is knitting the Easy Folded Poncho in Blue Sky Fibers Alpaca Silk (Sport: 50% Silk, 50% Alpaca, 146 yards).  She's modified the pattern to 70" versus the 50" in the pattern. Just keep knitting, and knitting, and knitting.

 Calann knit a swatch for Tressage, a pullover with a cable down the center.  The yarn is Anzula Squishy (Fingering: 80% Merino,10% Cashmere, 10% Nylon).

Cindy picked up yarn to knit this Super Bulky Winter Vest in (you guessed it) Super Bulky yarn.  She cast on the needle recommended to her (sans swatching).  When we looked it over together, she thought it looked a little small.  Her gauge was tighter than the pattern called for.  We discussed her options and she is going to rip it out and start again on a needle one size up. 

Eleanor is knitting the Little Boater Crew for a baby gift. Yarn: Zara (DK: 100% Merino, 137 yards).  This sweater is becoming her "go to" gift sweater.  It's a great unisex pullover with a wide neck.

We the checked sleeve length for Cornelia's Vivacious Hi-Lo Pullover and discovered that the length to armhole too long (for her). We worked to the length in the pattern versus modifying length to her personally. She's going to have the finisher sew the excess into a cuff after the sleeves are set in.

Mallory didn't like how the gathering at top of her 21 Color Slouch hat came out.  It required another go around through the loops at the top and then it was good to give.  She is going to knit three more for her daughters.  That will be a very sweet picture! The hat comes as a kit.

Her Ann Norling #1018, Knitted Christmas Stocking is coming along.  I love the subtle paillettes in the Angel's wings.

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