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Lost in a sea of yarn and needles. Lusting after handmade socks and all things lacy

 

Done de Done, Done

I finished the Patons Upside-Downer sweater. This is the first time it has been sunny enough for pictures. There are many things about it I don't like. Mostly to do with my lack of knitting skills. The pattern is dead easy. My increases do need work.



The next sweater is well on its way. This is Duo I didn't have yarn that would work to the gauge, 4spi. But then Bets came to the rescue. She told me to beef up the yarn I had with sock yarn. This was pure genius. Awhile ago when Elann has the Sock It To Me Puzzle yarn on sale, my DH gave me two bags of it. It has been sleeping in the back of the closet. I dug it out. Two strands of sock yarn and one of Elann HW equal 4 spi for me. Happy dance all around. I tried the sock yarn trick with some HW Chunky, but it was more like body armor then a sweater and it came out too red white and blue. When the HW was on bag sale I got a bag of a lovely violet. Added to that is a sock yarn with red, yellow and blue. It sounds awful. But is knitting up like confetti. The sweater is done is garter stitch, so is thick and comfy. I have no idea why the picture is blue, but trust me it is much more violet. The back is almost finished now.
I am knitting the largest size and added a stitch on each side for seaming up.
The directions call for 4spi on size 7 needles. I am thinking you would need to be a really loose knitter to get that gauge with those needles. I am picturing someone with thicker yarn trying to knit is with those size sevens. And wondering what is wrong with them.

By Suzann
On Saturday, August 02, 2008
At 8/02/2008 09:21:00 PM
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Blogger Trish - My Merino Mantra Says:

Just as cute as can be!

 
 
Blogger Lisa W. Says:

that looks great! I'm definately going to try that sock yarn trick. i too have bags of it from back then....and ain't no way i'm knitting that many sox very soon. way cute FO as well. when i do my increases for those type sweaters i knit into the increase stitch, pull my new stitch thru but don't drop the stitch you knitted thru...then just go right back in and knit into it again, then proceed on as usual. it ends up forking like a "Y" and looks good I think.

 
 
Blogger junior_goddess Says:

Suzann, that is just key-ute! I like that top downer, I can picture someone with big dark eyes running out the door with it.

Your sock yarn sweater is looking good. The combination looks fun!

 
 
Blogger junior_goddess Says:

Suzann, that is just key-ute! I like that top downer, I can picture someone with big dark eyes running out the door with it.

Your sock yarn sweater is looking good. The combination looks fun!

 
 
Blogger Joan Says:

Totally fabulous sweater!

 
 
Blogger smariek Says:

That's a cute sweater!

The sock yarn tweak is very clever. Hmmm, thinking .... excuse to collect sock yarn. And I haven't even tried to knit socks yet!

 

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