Thursday, July 31, 2008

#13 and #14 - Done!

I finished the Meredith Morioka square on the GAAAA the other day.

Yesterday I finished knitting the Suzanne Atkinson square and finished sewing the i-cord sun rays onto it this morning. This square is VERY cute and was done on 4.5mm needles.

I really liked doing the tree and the bobbles were done using a different technique than I had ever used before. After k,yo, k, yo, k for the bobble, you don't turn but slip the stitches from the right needle back to the left needle. Then you k5, and slip them back to the left needle. Then ssk, k1, k2tog, and slip them back to the left needle. Then k3 and skip stitch 2 and then 3 over the first. From what I've read some people really do not like doing bobbles but I think they're fun. At the suggestion of another Ravelry member who is non-religious as am I, I omitted the steeple and cross. I moved the sun over to the left a bit and added a bird above the tree. Another modification I made was to do reverse stocking stitch on the triangular area of the top of the house front so it would look more like a house and not a church.

Now I'm ready to tackle the Ada Fenick square that has a tree, moss stitch clouds and a type of celtic cable up each side.

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

And Another...

I finished knitting this square I designed. I'm not as pleased with the look of it as I was with the 'Knitting with Cables and Bobbles, oh my!' square but #12 is finished none the less.

I cast on 59 stitches and increased to 69 stitches. The centre pattern is the Filled Arrow Cable from p.202 of "Cables & Arans". The next pattern is Folded Cable (p.89) ascending on the left and descending on the right. The outer pattern is Garden Path Cable from p. 76. It didn't work out as perfectly mathematically so I added a few rows of reverse stocking stitch above the 4th arrow. The other two patterns were 6 stitches wide and I think it would have looked better if one had been a different width. There were 3 stitches of reverse stocking stitch between each pattern.