This Summer, I bought this wonderful hank of yarn at Long Island Livestock. It’s 80% Suri llama, 10% icicle and 20% silk. I am now on the hunt for a special sock pattern. I’m looking through my Socks from the toe up book by Wendy D Johnson, and I came across a beautiful Gansey pattern I want to try. Now it’s all about the Gansey.
My first sweater so far. Back, front and two sleeves are knit. I have the front collar on hold and I’m ready to assemble. My weekly knitting group is cancelled this week, so I may have to wait until Saturday for help from my monthly knitting group.
In the meantime I’m reading articles (creative knitting magazine has a great one) and will look up videos on YouTube. My monthly knitting group meets this Saturday, but I don’t know if I can wait that long. I’m quite anxious to put it all together. Here is the link to the seaming a sweater blog.
This is one of the most beautiful prayer shawls I have seen. Although the name of this blog is Nyknits, crochet is my first love. My mother taught my two sisters and I to crochet as children. I remember watching in awe as she made beautiful doilies with the thinnest thread and a shiny, tiny metal hook.
Every now and again, I get the urge to crochet. This is especially so when I’m working on a trying knit project. Like this first sweater project I’m working on.
I was browsing through Ravelry, looking for a shawl to make with my leftover Lionbrand shawl in a bawl yarn. I’m familiar with the Prayer shawl ministry, but had never seen this butterfly stitch before. The pattern is by NJSharon and Debiadams on Ravelry. I added the pattern to my library and started working on it yesterday evening.
I’m using Lionbrand’s shawl in a ball and a size I/9 (5.50mm) hook. Visit the http://www.prayershawlministry.com website to learn about prayer shawls and to find free patterns, both knit and crochet.
There is a very thorough YouTube tutorial on the butterfly stitch that I found extremely helpful. It’s done by Joan Elisha https://youtu.be/ObrHl8fCFWU
This is the link to the free pattern. http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/butterfly-stitch-prayer-shawl
The next three photos are from the ravelry page of NJSharon and Debiadams.
It’s been one week of knitting my pullover. I am done with the back, more than halfway with the front and I started a miniature sweater for my Christmas tree.