More progress to report on Rogue. I’m well into the fronts now, about 26 rows or so into Chart B. As you can see, the hood yoke pattern is working out nicely:
My next worry will be whether or not the shoulder areas meet up properly, but I’m assuming that if not, I can wing it. I’m also assuming that I’ll be able to tinker with the hood depth a bit if I need to compensate for my different gauge. I’ve already started the hood motif a bit later than called for in the pattern to balance out my smaller row gauge.
What’s happening to String or Nothing?
My guess is that you’ll be popping back a couple of times over the next week or so to see what I’m up to. But you’ll find this page still current. Life is going to intrude in my life big time over the next two weeks. I will try to provide updates, but I can’t guarantee them. In the mean time, feel free to browse the archives. To be immodest, here are some of the more interesting bits here:
Reference shelf – articles that contain knitting advice that I hope is useful. Of particular note under this category:
- Yarn Labels 101 – a basic round-up of what’s on yarn label and how to read them.
- Yarn Labels 102 – a continuation of yarn label info deciphering
- Skeins 101– What are the common ways yarn is sold. How to prepare them for actual knitting.
- Skeins 102 – a continuation of the previous, with more on how to get started
- Gauge 101 – Basic hints on making and measuring gauge
- Why Toe-Ups? – The case for toe-up socks
- One Circ/Two Circ Sock Knitting – Using the one giant circ (aka Magic Loop) and two-circ methods for knitting in the round
- Self striping sock yarn repeats – Lengths of pattern cycle repeats for some common self-stripers
- Twisted stitches – What is stitch mounting and why does it make a difference?
- Attaching I-Cord – A couple of ways to knit the stuff onto the edge of your piece
Gadgets – tools used by knitters. Most useful posts include:
- World’s cheapest magnetic board
- Making your own stitch holders
- Strickfingerhuts – Those twisted wire and plastic molded yarn holding gizmos used by Continental style knitters for stranding.
- Stupid Stitch Marker Tricks – They’re useful for lots more besides skittering behind the sofa.
- Strickmuhles – I-cord mills – waste of money or nifty gizmos?
- Needle gauges
- WPI tool
Knitting Patterns – Mostly quick and easy stuff I haven’t gotten around to adding to wiseNeedle yet:
- Simple fingering weight wrist warmers/fingerless mittens
- Fingerless Whatevers – fingering weight wristlet/fingerless mitten with shaped thumb gusset
- Lacy scarf in Berroco Zen or other medium-weight ribbony yarn
- Center-out poncho
- Teeny sock for Red Sox fans
- Paw Warmers – Ultra-easy kids’ bulky yarn wristlets/fingerless mittens
- Lemonade hooded shawl with pockets schematic
Stitch or color pattern graphs:
- Interlace repeat
- Bunny from TNCM
- Dragonflies from TNCM
- Texture patterns – 16 stitch wide mock cable, lace panel
- Texture pattern – Serpentine Rib
- Texture pattern – Broken Rib Check
- Texture pattern – ultrasimple six row feather and fan variant
- Texture pattern – points
- Texture patterns – Dragon Skin and variant
- Fleur de Lys
Embroidery – My other life. This stuff is mostly show and tell.
- Forever coif – blackwork coif in progress. Still.
- Underskirt – what the coif is supposed to go with
- Blackwork sampler – doodling with the patterns from TNCM
- Counted thread dress yoke
- Heretical modern multicolor sampler, plus reverse of the yoke, above
- How to drive your roomates nuts with stitching
Food – Man and woman do not live by needlework alone:
- Buffalo Rum Ball Cookies
- Oysters – a chocolate hazelnut cookie
- Cinnamon nut elephant ears for the cookie-challenged
- Nadia’s Yassa Chicken
There are more categories over on the side. Happy browsing!