Saturday, July 05, 2008

Surrounded by Lace Triangles

Four lovely triangles: three Shetland Lace Triangles and a Flower Basket Shawl, designed by Evelyn Clark.

Triangle 1: Fleece Artist Merino Sock (382 yards, purchased at Effiloché, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, 10/07), using size 4 (3.5 mm) Addi Lace circular needles.
Triangle 2: Gaia's Colours Mere Ama (473 yards, purchased from Ursa at her Etsy shop), using size 4 Addi Lace circular needles.
Triangle 3: Fleece Artist Sea Wool (382 yards, purchased from a Ravelry destash), using size 4 Addi Lace circular needles.
Triangle 4: Sundara Sock Yarn (350 yards, purchased from Sundara), using size 4 Addi Lace circular needles.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Clapotis 5

Clapotis 5 is finished, project details on Ravelry here. I used three skeins of worsted-weight Sundara Aran Silky Merino, Ember over Flame, using a size 7 needle. This pattern is one of my favorites, versatile and easy. Thanks to Kate Gilbert and Sundara Murphy for a great combination!

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Grapevine Socks

Grapevine Socks by Irie, in Dream in Color Smooshy purchased at Sonny & Shear (Ravelry project information link here).

Design by my daughter Irie! Picot cuff, fair isle pattern, twining vine design.

Two vine panels at center back were tapered, made narrower for ankle, by dec’g two sts after each half pattern repeat (minus six sts total) just before final tendril repeat (Chart 3). (I modified charts to accommodate center back decs.)

3/21/08: finished chart knitting, now on one color, gusset decreases.

4/5/08: ripped back to heel flap; used size smaller needles for heel turn, did more rapid dec’s for better ankle fit - using size 0 = firmer gauge for foot.

4/18/08: finished! Love the design, perfect fit. Had lots of Smooshy left over, enough for another blue-and-green pair of socks.