Savory Knitting is a very nice blog I stumbled upon chatting in my Knitting group on facebook. And here is a pattern featured, which I immediately fell in love with. Isn’t it wonderful??? Simple elegance. I’ve got to try it!
359 yards sport weight yarn- I used 1 skein of Madeline Tosh Pashmina (75% merino, 15% silk, 10% cashmere) 360 yards per 117g skein; in the curiosity colorway (a lovely blue/purple that to me looks just like lilacs).
24″ US 7/4mm circular needle
tapestry needle for BO and weaving in ends
unstretched- 16″ tall x 26″ around
gently stretched- 13″ tall x 34″ around
aggressively stretched 10″ tall x 64″ around
Here is the link to this lovely pattern: Lilac Wine » Savory Knitting.
Truthfully, this pattern looks like it might be a bit ‘tedious’??? However, I am just the kind of knitter that needs a lot of that . . . ‘mindless’ kind of knitting. This is right up my alley!
This pattern begins with a cast on I have not previously tried. It doesn’t look too terribly complicated. It is similar to a Long Tail Cast On, but different. It is very stretchy, as is needed when working a ribbing. And, so that I have a reference when I am ready, Tubular Cast On video tutorial from While They Play Designs. This is actually a Play List, so you will have to advance to the THIRD video. (Sorry) In the upper left-hand corner is a drop-down menu, choose ‘Tubular Cast On for 2×2 Rib in the Round’. Or, in the bottom of the video, click Next two times.
Now, to see if I have enough of anything suitable in my stash…woo hoo!
Here’s to everyone having a perfectly crafty weekend! As for me . . . I am on V-A-C-A-T-I-O-N. (Truth be told, it’s actually a STAY-cation. But, that’s just fine by me.) Let the crafting/blogging/cleaning/cooking/maybe a lot of nothing/catch up on all my t.v. shows begin!!! ~ Love, GMA Ellen