Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Fall 2007 RTW: A Little Knitting Inspiration from Sarafpour, Pringle, and Armani

All photos are from Style.com, where you can view the full collections.
I'm fascinated by different ways to style traditional knits.

Behnaz Sarafpour
I live in turtlenecks all winter. What a great way to dress them up.

Pringle of Scotland
Love the opera length gloves in the Pringle collection - I've got some yarn that I might be able to knit up before this season's over. I'll certainly be looking at ponchos (shortened and belted) and moebii in different ways. I'm not sure the dress below is knitted, but it reminds me of the Stella McCarty coat everyone loves so much.

Giorgio Armani
the skull caps and detached mesh sleeves are interesting.

But will I remember to knit this stuff next fall? I'm thinking Spring 2007 now.

Friday, February 16, 2007

Thursday, February 08, 2007

Yarn Pr0n Friday: Sundara Yarn, Grey over Periwinkle

100 percent hand-dyed superwash merino wool by Sundara, knit into a Monkey sock.

It seemed positively flimsy after knitting with STR, but I've come to appreciate their differences.

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Yarn Pr0n Friday: STR Pink Granite II

Here's the first Marble Arches sock, made of STR Pink Granite. I think it's the medium weight. The hand is very firm, and will likely be a very warm socks. I'm knitting it with US 2, 12" Boyes circs. The firm hand, my tight knitt ing style, and stiff needle cables all combine to make my hands hurt after a while. Still, it's a pretty pattern and fun to knit. I finally got the PGR heel down. Turns out I wasn't following the instructions to the stitch in my other attempts.

My Huge Swatch

I started my I Have Dream cardi last night with my new Addi circulars. (Thank you, Olga!) Unfortunately, I can't get the right gauge with the size required or the smaller circs, so I cast on with fewer stitches so that I at least get the correct width.

I don't like the severe roll that you see at the bottom. I made a swatch with one purl row to correct this, but at 3 stitches per inch, the purl row was too obvious. Given my experience with re-knitting entire sweaters, I've decided to knit the entire front left segment to see if I my adjustments give me the proper dimension, and to then block it to see if it corrects the roll a bit. If it doesn't work, I'll frog it. There's a bit of a roll in the picture of the finished sweater, but not this big.

Thank you all for your kind words about my MK cardigan!


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