Thursday, 17 March 2011

Colourwork experiment

So I've always been a bit afeared of stranded colourwork - too many threads and needles and with floats and tension to worry about it always seemed like a lot of trouble. But still it's important to learn new things and I wanted to do a design based on the tiles inside Manchester Town Hall which are in a two colour stepped chevron pattern. Whilst the pattern doesn't match up to the tiles in quite the way I wanted (insufficient steps) I quite like the end result.

And the inside isn't too bad either

These fingerless mittens are knit on 2.75mm needles with King Cole Merino Blend 4ply in French Navy and Aran shades.

I will write this pattern up when I get the chance and I think it will be in three sizes (small, medium and large). These mittens fit my paws snugly and will be the medium size.

Sunday, 13 March 2011

Finally some photos and New Hair

No blogging for a while but lots of knitting. I finally got my husband to take some decent pictures last weekend but he only downloaded them yesterday.

Here is the beaded hat from my earlier hat blocking post:

And here is a 4ply version of Featherweight with a rolled collar pinned with a shawl pin. This has already become a new favourite (and I've started a third featherweight in 3ply)

And yes I know I stand badly but look - New Hair!