Feb 25, 2012
Projects on the Needles
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 Craftsy.com. 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 Knitpoint.com. 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.