Fall Knitting

October 2nd, 2007

Fall is finally here! After a wave of Indian Summer, the cooler temperatures are here.

I finished a birthday present for ‘lil sis:

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Once I gift it, I’ll post a complete photo. Squeebie – can you guess what it is? I think not – you’re just going to have to wait until Saturday!

I also had the pleasure of taking an Asymmetrical Design Class with Teva Durham at Knitting Central. I highly recommend any class with Teva if you get the opportunity. She is an amazing designer and a very nice person too.

We made a mini sweater in class:

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This is the original sweater from Teva’s book Loop-d-Loop:

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I used Teva’s new yarn, Moss for this mini. Moss may very well be my new favorite yarn – so soft, with excellent stitch definition at 5.5 sts per inch. Such a pleasure to knit with. I’ve added this sweater to my “to knit” list:

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Knit with Asymmetrical Cables in Moss from this Loop-d-Loop Volume 1:

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I learned so much in this class. I started my mini sweater by substituting a few very easy lace patterns for the st st and rev st st in the pattern, but it threw the gauge off, so I began again in the original pattern to learn the basics of asymmetrical construction. And yes, I actually finished it. I loved knitting with the yarn so much, I didn’t want to stop!

I also finished up a design for Knitting Central’s Sock Club. Packages went out Friday, so everyone should have them soon. Here’s a little preview of the pattern:

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The pattern is exclusive to the Sock Club for 3 months, so check back in January for the pattern. I’ll post a complete photo when everyone has received their package, with a little background of the design.

Happy Fall!


2 Responses to “Fall Knitting”

  1. Heather on October 3, 2007 6:34 am

    I am very eager to get my little hands on ‘Moss’, I’ve heard so many great things about it. Your mini sweater is so cute!

  2. kathy b on October 14, 2007 11:44 am

    I love the loop de loop sweater. Was it EASY? Sounds hard if you took a class to make it. IM looking for a sweater of the same gauge and this may be it! Please rank it for me. Is there finishing?

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