Friday, March 28, 2008
Yep trying to hurry and squeeze out those last bit of warm knits!!
This project was part of my Git Yer Neckwear Awn! KAL :o) Luv it! Haha!
Size: One size. So it will fit errybody! ;op
Time: So fast I really didn't have time to take a bunch of WIP pics. Just this one
You can do this in a matter of a few hours. I did it in two evenings after work (started Tuesday finished Wednesday).
I don't know what took me so long to CO for this project (actually I do...the "just right" yarn), because I zipped thru it. And will dare to even say it probably is faster than making my other fav neckwarmers!! *gasp!*
Needles: Harmony US 5
Yarn: It is March.....so Malabrigo of course! :oD
In the color: Burgundy
Hence why I decided to call her "Kirby" ;o) And I happily realized on yesterday how it compliments my favorite crimson trench coat perfectly!
Cost: < $11, since I used less than a hank of the yummy malabrigo worsted merino yarn.
$2 for notion - I really like this button. I actually thought I picked up a black one, and was pleasantly surprised, once I popped it out of the package, that it was a very dark brown.
What I learned: Cabling without a needle! YAH!
This video helped me do the C4B without any assistance from that little stick of mine. Doing this method is best for 2 or 1 stitches, any more than that I would rather just use a needle.
So when I started out actually using a needle, twice I made little cable fudges (go figure) ....can you see them??
Compare the far right one (defect) with the left one. I didn't feel like ripping back so I claimed them as my 'designer touches' ;o)
Once I watched that video I did just fine without any cable mistakes or dropped stitches w/o a cable needle! *blows on fingernails* Haha!
Modifications: I went down a needle size, only knitted 3" of the body (really my neck is not that long!), hence only needing to pick up 12 stitches for the button band. Having to adjust my button hole stitches accordingly (no biggie).
I continued to slip the first stitch on each row of my button band so it would mirror the BO edge of the neckwarmer.
Verdict: I found another new pattern I can crank out as great gifts! ;op YAH! Probably won't make myself another one, but it will come back up again! Haha!
I really wasn't in a pic mood but thought I would try and squeeze in a side view for y'all. I just love the Elizabethan look!
I luuuurves it! :o)
Have an awesome weekend!!