All Things Fiber Related: Mixing Fibers in a Project
I finally accomplish something 20 days within the New Year getting this blog finally up and running. I don’t know why I was excited. I built my photography business website, and this was a template and some reason I was excited.
Groove Baby Groove:
|Groove Baby Groove|
This pattern is by Stephen West, it was published in Knitty 2011. I thought no way am I going to knit this, to much garter and you got to be kidding me, the cables are a different color. This will not work. No way, in a million years.
Repeat last 8 rows 4 more times, then repeat Rows 1-3once more. There should be 11 CC stripes and 214 sts: 48 before first marker; 34 between the cables; 48 sts after the last marker.
It should have said:
Repeat rows 1-8, 4 times.
There should be:
11CC stripes which will give you 214 stitches.
48 stitches before the first marker.
Other then that it was a great pattern easy to understand.
Enjoy knitting the pattern, and I purchase 2 other of Stephen West pattern.
So I frogged the sweater, and 19 skins of that yearn over 4000 yards of that brown fingering. I have to find some way to get rid of it. I still have so much still left of those two yearns left over.
Berroco Ultra Alpaca Yarn worsted weight, is like Knit Picks sports weight.
I tried using the Berroco Ultra Alpaca in another project called the Maja. The yarn was far too thin. I was going ot make it work. You know when a yarn is call for a project. That definitely was not the yarn for Maja.
To me Berroco Ultra Alpaca yarn was very thin for a worsted. If Berroco sales this Ultra Alpaca in a natural cream color, I would purchase it, and dye it. I have not a clue for names or a song for it.
After you have completed rows 1-8, 4 times, then complete rows 1-3, 1 time.
48 Stitches Before the 1st marker
34 stitches between each cables.
48 Stitches after the last marker
I had purchase so much of that rust color Ultra Alpace yarn by Berroco , and that Brown 70% merino and 30% silk from Knit Picks. The brown yarn was for a test pattern on Ravelry, It was gorgeous if you’re a size 12 the biggest, and not breast. When you’re Big Girl, and wear DDD/F’s then that sweater was not going to work. No the sweater was extremely to large. How was I to know that garter stitch stretches like crazy mad. I’ll post images of my nightmare.
Many complements from so many people. Sorry I’m not that talented to make a curve. It is very warm. The brown yarn is the merino silk blend and fingering weight, I held two strands of the brown yarn together. It came out really nice. I even wore alone last Saturday when it went up to 61 degrees. I did add toggle buttons this aplet/shawl/not a scarf. I did order 2 of Stephen West patterns. Started on 1 of the patterns and have not picked it for a while. About 15 days. I promised myself, that I would complete a project before I start another one. Right now I’ve been experimenting with the dye pot on small skins.
80% Merino wool