Little Things

29 November, 2009 at 5:56 pm (caturday, FO, knitting)

Gift knitting means I can’t show you what I’ve been working furiously on all week, because someone reads this blog and I don’t want to give away the surprise. But I have a few other tidbits I can share with you…

shivercowl1 (by jesh\)
Pattern: Shiver Cowl by Danido Crafty
Yarn: KnitPicks Gloss DK in Woodland Sage, 1 skein and a bit of a second
Needles: US6/4mm KnitPicks Options
Notes: I made a handful of small mods, mostly because my yarn choice was a little thicker than the one specified in the pattern. I only worked the cabled band to 16″ (small neck!) and then, since the pattern doesn’t specify the ratio at which to pick up stitches, I just picked up one stitch in every slipped stitch, and worked the ribbing on the same US6s to keep it from being too snug. I used four buttons rather than three, because these pretty thrifted ones were just a smidge too small to keep it closed without that extra one.
Here on Ravelry.

There’s also a big, huge, GIANT spindle sale which ends tomorrow—15% and free shipping on all orders. Which means that this spindle:

could be in your hands by the end of the week for less than 25 dollars. Really.

And of course, some Caturday.
hmph (by jesh\)

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2 Comments

  1. Dani said,

    Beautiful! I didn’t specify picked up stitches for that very reason, so that you could easily change weight/gauge and still end up with something that would work. :) I love it in that color! Great job.

  2. CherylfromCreemore said,

    Hey — that looks like my spindle … or at least one of the spindles I hope to be getting so I’m hoping this means you made more than one!

    Love the cowl — you did a lovely job and great buttons!

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