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Knits Up?

Video Podcast - Episode 22 - Brought to you by the Letters J & S

Feb 25, 2012

Show Notes


Projects on the Needles


Prayer Shawl

Elegant Comfort Shawl by Lion Brand Yarn.  It is rectangular shawl with only a two row pattern repeat.    I am using Phentex Galaxie which is a DK weight yarn.    It is 30% acrylic/ 30% wool / 29% viscose / 11% polyester.  I am using it doubled and using a US 10 ½ (6.5 mm) Clover Takumi Bamboo circular needle.   



Opal Yarn on US Size 1 (2.25 mm) Hiya Hiya 2 circulars on 64 stitches.  


Portland Sweater by Valley Yarns

I am using Valley Yarns Rainbow which is 100% wool.    For the cuffs and waist edge, I am using Woolease Sportweight (80% acrylic / 20% wool) in the Dark Rose Heather colorway.    I have 10 skeins of the Rainbow which is in the Neptune colorway.   I bought that at the Webs tent sale summer of 2010.    The woolease is from the stash.


Skywalker Shawl by Laura Nelkin 

I am on the Planet stitch.   I find that I watch the video row by row.   In other words, watch Laura Nelkin knit a row.   Stop the video.   Knit the row.


App of the week


JKnit Lite (free)   I am using this app on my iTouch to read the Laura Nelkin pattern which was part of the course materials for her video class on    I emailed myself the pattern.   I opened that email on my iTouch.    I opened the attachment using JKnits.    There is a highlighter bar which shows two rows of the chart.    BIG HUGE HELP on the Planet stitch.    There is a store available with some patterns at   There is also a JKnits Pro app which  is $9.99 which has cool features like row by row instructions, etc.   Check out the link for more information.