Saturday, December 19, 2009

These mittens were worn by the character "Bella" in the first Twilight movie. They are snug, long and very warm.

Two-Button Scarf

Friday, December 18, 2009

Lotus Wave Shawl

I bought this as a kit in 2002 from the designer, Margaret Halas at Knitters Fantasy in Warren, Ohio.

A garter stitch shawl with knitted in (not added on later) lace trim. I enjoyed the interesting construction. It starts at the back bottom point using a provisional cast on and short rows. It is then worked back and forth, edge to edge with garter stitch in the middle.

Margaret gives directions charted and in writing. I found it useful to use index cards for the 14 row repeat. She recommends wool - which is wise because of the blocking involved. I tried it with Berrocco's Lustra but because of the 50% tencel content it lacked the necessary stretchability. It will make a good first lace class project.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

An Interesting Year....

I haven't tended this "supposed blog but really knitting diary" because life has been full, to say the least. When did I have time to knit all this? (answer: late at night when I should be sleeping)

Lots of new projects to show off (details on Ravelry under JaneJetson):

The Lady Eleanor Entrelac Stole - Noro Silk Garden 252

A sweater for the Spencer

I used the Sweater Wizard software to generate this pattern. I choose a motif from the book “Knitting in the Old Way” by Priscilla A. Gibson-Roberts.
I did not carry the motif all the way around the sweater. To do this: drop your CC at the end of the first row of the motif and knit with your MC back to the beginning of the motif, knit the motif MC stitches and slip the CC stitches. When you get to the end of the motif where your CC yarn is sitting, turn your work and use the CC to purl the slipped stitches to finish the second row of motif. Now your CC is at the beg of the motif -leave it there and pick up your MC and knit around to the beg of the motif. Cont in this manner until you finish your motif.

A sweater for me

The "Hemlock Ring" = a doily upsized to a blanket

The Mitered L Wrap

The Heathered Hoodie Vest

Stained Glass Windows Blanket

Another mini-Clapotis scarf:

Monday, January 12, 2009

My New Favorite Scarf

One Zero is a thick and thin, chunky wool by Colinette in many beautiful colorways. I purchased two skeins from River Colors in Lakewood, Ohio (where I teach) and have finally found the perfect stitch for this yarn. I am so excited to share this with all my fellow knitters. Like the marriage of tomatoes and basil, the use of YO, K2tog with One Zero was made in heaven. This stitch has a natural bias causing the scarf to curl into a gentle swirl at each end. Let me know what you think.

My New Favorite Scarf
by Karen Lynn Wiebusch (JaneJetson on Rav)

Size: 5.25 inches wide x 65+ inches long, or desired length.
Yarn: 2 skeins Colinette One Zero.
Needles: US size 10, (yarn was splitting until I switched to bamboo needles).
Gauge: approx. 4.2 st. / inch in the pattern stitch.

Cast on 22 sts. (or any even number to get the width you desire)
All rows: *YO, K2tog* rpt to end of row. (DON'T FORGET ANY YO'S! Especially the one at the beginning of every row.)
Bind off at desired length.

Yes, that's all there is. Oh, one more thing: It's reversible!