Stef (firecat) wrote,
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Emerges temporarily from knitting frenzy



Larger photos can be found on my flickr site
http://www.flickr.com/photos/cat-and-dragon/


Heartbeat Sweater panel

Pattern is based on the Heartbeat Sweater from Just One More Row
(http://www.justonemorerow.com/9/206.htm?620). I modified the bottom of the sweater to be wider. This produced an inverted V shape. I'm not sure what I'm going to do about that; I guess I'll see how it looks once the rest of the sweater body is finished. There are side panels, so they can be adjusted to customize the fit.

The yarn is some slick mercerized cotton I got from a yarn swap.


The gauge is pretty loose and the sweater may stretch because the yarn is pretty heavy. I may end up either using this as the back panel instead of the front (because it's slightly see-through) or doing it over with a tighter gauge. I'm going to start the second panel using smaller needles and see what happens.


Heartbeat Sweater detail


Biohazard Hat

Pattern based on Berroco Newsboy Kap (http://www.berroco.com/exclusives/kap/kap.html). I added the second color. I haven't added the brim yet.
Main yarn is a ball of purple-with-flecks worsted-plus stuff I got from a yarn swap. Really nice to work with. Secondary yarn is Newton Yarn Country "Maine" worsted, two strands held together. I didn't realize that adding the second color at the point I did would make a biohazard symbol, but I'm dorky enough to kind of like the subtle punkiness of it.


My first real intarsia project. For the next one, I am SO going to get bobbins.


Angora Lace Hat

Pattern: Jan-Knit's Three Sisters Hat from jan-knitfreepatterns.blogspot.com/
Pattern modified because I thought the yarn was knitting to a smaller gauge than the DK weight called for. But it stretched while I was working with it, and ended up bigger than I expected. The hat fits more like a snood than a cap.
Yarn: Louisa Harding Kimono Angora
Someday I will figure out how to photograph knitting. You can't see the lace pattern from the photograph.



Angora Lace Hat detail

Mmmmm, soooooooooooooooooffft!
Tags: i made this!, knitting
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