Saturday, January 14, 2012

Cozy Basket Weave Scarf

I knit this super soft scarf in the basket weave pattern for Luke's mother, Jane, for Christmas. I used size 7 needles and the pattern came out looking really delicate and smooth. I was very pleased! Jane loved it and it looks lovely on her.

Saturday, January 07, 2012

WAHL Sweater

2011 was a pretty slow year for knitting for me. I only completed 3 projects, I believe, but my life was full in many other areas. For Christmas, I knit Luke this sweater with his last name stitched across the chest. We heard about a similar sweater allegedly knit for Graham Nash back in the late 60s by then girlfriend Joni Mitchell that we were inspired by. Plus Luke likes his name on his clothing. So I knit it with a very rough pattern that I had to adjust and make guesses while he was out of town. It was tough! I didn't knit the letters instarsia style, because I didn't have a graph for it, so I knit up the sweater first and stitched the name on top with a different yarn. Took me a few tries, but I got it, and it fits! To more knitting in 2012!