Wednesday, October 26, 2011

More September Knitting

In addition to LeLe's Square Shawl, I started two other projects in September. One was a pair of socks, which I completed; the other was a shawl, which I started at the end of the month and didn't complete until early October.

The socks were Wendy Johnson's Diamond Gansey Socks, from her book Socks from the Toe Up. I knit these socks for a fellow knitter, with yarn she provided. The socks were knit with Knit Picks Shadow Tonal in the Dusk colorway. The yarn was 30 percent silk, and because of the silk content, the socks aren't as stretchy as socks made of all wool yarn or of wool-nylon yarn. The ankles (to me) seemed baggy, but they fit the recipient, which is all that matters. I started these socks on 15 September and finished on 26 September. (As always, click on any photo to enlarge.)

The shawl was a test knit. It's called the Sabrina Shawl, and it was designed by Marisa Hernandez. It was a fun---and fast---knit, and the shawl is lovely. I knit this shawl in Dream in Color Smooshy (one of my favorite yarns) in the Visual Purple colorway. My shawl required a bit more than one skein of yarn (477 yards) and was knit on a US5 needle.

I started this shawl on 28 September and finished it on 06 October, so it only took eight evenings to knit. In the photo at right, I'm modelling the shawl at my LYS (local yarn store) for the lace knitting group I lead on Tuesday afternoons.

I've been thinking about bigger projects---sweaters, specifically---but I'm trying to complete several projects that have been languishing on the needles for a while before I start a sweater. I've also been working on my next-to-last Christmas project (a shawlette for my son's fiancee).

What are you knitting or thinking about knitting?



  1. Was not sure if this will work but I will try again. I just finished a shawl KAL on Rav for a Kitman mystery pattern that is blocking right now. I knit this in Wollmeise I got from TLE ages ago. Stitches I have never used and I even survived to like the finished project. Also will complete another shawl KAL from KnitPurlHunter and Skacel. This KAL is four months so just finishing up Oct shawl with socks next up in Nov. Have learned lots from this KAL also. The only trouble is that I tend to buy the yarn for the KAL when I already have plenty but I just cannot help myself.

    Are you still doing the lace group at Knitting Tdoay?

  2. Thanks, Kathy! What have you been knitting?


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