Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Chenille Wrap

This is another stash buster. My sister loves buying stuff on ebay and she bought me a cone of recycled cotton chenille in a champagne color a number of years ago. It has a sport weight but feels a lot like Lion Suede or Berroco's Suede tape. She also bought me for my birthday 10 skeins of Bernat's Matrix, a ladder yarn which I had a hard time figuring out what to do with.

When I came upon Iris Shrierer's How to article in the Vogue Knitting Spring 2006, I found my pattern for these yarns. Her wrap suggested a thicker yarn but it's an adaptable pattern and I used a 7 needle alternating two rows of chenille and two rows of Matrix. I love the result!!

I finished this just in time for my trip to California!!

Take care, Sue

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Holiday Slippers


I just finished these fun Holiday Slippers for a charity craft fair I'm participating in. They are from the Patons Pattern Book Next Steps Four - Socks and Slippers. I used some bulky yarn from my sister-in-law Wendy's stash which she gave me this summer. I was amazed - she gave me so much beautiful wool! This is Katia Himalya, a bulky wool blend. I adjusted the pattern by adding a rolled hem rib at the top and the red pom-pom. The rib goes like this: picked up 36 stitches around edge and K1,P1 for 3 rows then K every st for 3 rows, bind off.

I knit these up quick in two days. Take care, Sue