I’ll close with an inside-out WIP shot of this sweet little pullover. For those new to stranded knitting, I have always found it helpful to knit on the wrong side. That way, I don’t have issues with puckering and my tension is much more even. If you’re a tight knitter by nature, as I am, give it a go!
Last week’s post got me to thinking about more stash-busting projects. Patterns that would make great holiday knitting with the added bonus of using up small amounts of yarn. I took a trip through ravelry and came back with these great patterns. Some of them old favourites, some of them new (at least to me!):
The heart detail around the yoke is too cute. The body of the dress is worked in stockinette stitch, with rows of garter stitch at the bottom to stop it from curling. This project had me thinking about a me-sized knit dress, and then I remembered this lace dress from Védis Jónsdottir’s book Einband. Hmmm.
You can just make out this handsome Pottageville horse in the background of the top photo. As you can see, we were more interested in him than he was in us!
Strik is finished, and just in time for Christmas! I really love the way this turned out. Such a delicate lace pattern. It’s a fairly short scarf but long enough to wrap once around the neck. Since the lace work is so open I was worried about making it too long. More chance of it getting snagged! Classic Elite’sSilky Alpaca Lace is beautiful to work with – I’m glad I picked up an extra skein!