I was able to finish the fingerless mitts for my spouse without any major problems. There were a few adjustments. I mentioned in my earlier post that I would try doing the cuff ribbing on US1 (2.25 mm) needles and if it was too snug I’d go up to a size to US2 (2.75 mm). I would consider the first cuff a swatch and then decide. He tried the first cuff on and found it too snug.
In my prior post, I wrote about the cardigan I’ve been knitting in order to learn top-down construction. Well, some things have changed since then. The raglan cardi has been on hold, for reasons I’ll get into below, and I had been about to start some socks to have something to knit in the meantime, had the yarn all ready to go, but that’s changed too. Right now, I’m preparing to make some fingerless mitts for my spouse.
Just a quick share after viewing this interesting video from Roxanne Richardson, covering Weldon’s Practical Needlework, and discussing the difference between socks and stockings. A trip into knitting history.
The Clasped Weft Join is similar to what I already do when joining a new ball of the same color, where I knit a few stitches with both yarns. But this is better, because it appears to keep everything more snug, and it can be adapted for color changes as well.
I don’t know if you’ve been following Arne & Carlos on YouTube recently, but I’m loving their thrift shop visits. Arne has been buying partially-completed stitching projects and finishing them, with his own unique changes that update them and make them special.
This is what I’m working on at the moment, the pattern that Lion Brand calls a Simple Raglan Cardi. It’s a basic lightweight cardigan for those transitional times in the year when it’s not really cold and not really warm out.
The Knitty Stew is a flight attendant for a Canadian airline, and a seasoned knitter. Hers is a fairly new channel compared to prior YouTube channels I posted about, but she’s not new to knitting.
For my second installment in my top favorite YouTube knitting channels to watch, I want to recommend the wonderful series of videos by Stephanie at Edible Thoughts Makes.
Patty Lyons’ Knitting Bag of Tricks is packed full of tricks, tips, information. Now there’s to be an ebook update to fix the fixed format and make the text flow and scale for Kindle. Here’s the video where she explains the update.
If you haven’t found Fruity Knitting on YouTube, you might want to. I’ll feature most of my knitting favorites in this blog, eventually. Sometimes that will be in the form of lists of YouTube channels, or blogs. or books. Sometimes it will be a single entry that focuses on one special resource. I will of course also share some of my own knitting. Today I’m happy to steer you toward this mother-daughter team, who have recently featured some yarn producers and knitters in and around Prince Edward Island.