R & R

Stockinette…I don’t dislike knitting it but lately I seem to be knitting miles and miles of stockinette and garter stitch. This is probably due to my love affair with yoke interest sweaters…the ones with some cables or lace patterning near the neck then the rest of the piece is stockinette. Usually these are either top-down or bottom-up seamless which makes it seem worse. (Really it’s not because pieced sweaters have the same number of stitches.) So I was a happy (k)nitter to get a bit of R & R in the form of the cable and rib edging on my just (k)nits for fun, Mr Bluejeans. I used the cable of my large cable stitch holder to make my provisional cast on and worked two repeats.2014-01-20 08.43.02
The pattern said to repeat the first four rows of the cable pattern across the edge. I questioned why Amy Swenson, the designer, would include 12 rows of instructions then only use 4. After reading this part of the pattern, I decided that, in my humble opinion, all 12 rows were needed to form a basketweave hem that will prevent it from “rolling up.”
My newest just (k)nits for fun is Little Luchador. I’m knitting him on US size 5 needles using Berroco Vintage and wool of unknown origin (probably Cascade 220) and I’m probably not going to have enough blue for his cape so will use red if necessary. I’d hoped to finish him last night but I had a sleep knitting attack.2014-01-20 08.43.29
The drummers have drummed on my 12 Stripes of Christmas socks. I’m using US size 0 needles and have started the cuff. I really want to finish these this week…please.(I have sock castonitis.)2014-01-20 08.41.42
┬áJust (k)nits bound off is this week’s[ just (k)nits for others Maggie the Mama Owl #3 using Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Worsted in Robot Overlord and US size 5 needles. I have 8 more to make.2014-01-20 08.43.51
Till next time, no frogs, no tinks, just (k)nits.

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5 Responses to “R & R”

  1. 1 Missy's Crafty Mess January 20, 2014 at 3:13 pm

    The sweater is beautiful. Love the color.

    • 2 southparknitter January 20, 2014 at 4:23 pm

      Thanks Missy’s Crafty Mess. I just noticed that this colorway is going to change significantly in different light sources.

  2. 3 purlgamer January 20, 2014 at 4:19 pm

    ohmigosh, I love the little luchador!!

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Just (k)nits bound off 2014

Maggie the Mama Owl 1
Fractional Fish
Maggie the Mama Owl 2
Maggie the Mama Owl 3
Little Luchador
Basic Biscuit Body
Maggie the Mama Owl 4
Not-big Guinea Pig
Maggie the Mama Owl 5
Half-sized Hippo
Pithy Platypus
12 Stripes of Christmas socks
Undersized Unicorn
Mr Bluejeans (sweater 1)
Basic Stitchy Body
Dinky Doggy
Basic Peanut Body
Bantam Bunny
Lil Love Slug
Backpack buddy 1
Bitty Bee
Maggie the Mama Owl #6
Bitsy Bot
Cutie Cactus
Maggie the Mama Owl #7
Cutie Cactus
Junior Jackalope
Itty Bitty Batty
Maggie the Mama Owl #8
Basic Bowling Pin Body
Small-Peanuts Elephant
Cutie Cactus 2
Flyspeck Fox
Camo Coon
Backpack buddy 2
Maggie the Mama Owl #9
Compact Cat in PJs
Meager Mouse
Small Squirrel
Micro Monkey
Maggie the Mama Owl #10
Russian Socks
Backpack Buddy 3
Maggie the Mama Owl #11
Jailbait Cardigan
South Park LIndsay
TTL Mystery Shawl KAL 2014
Backpack Buddies 30 in all
Gothic Lace Cowl
Zuzu's Petals in Tangiers
Zuzu's Petals in Rios
Shaken or Stirred
Luna the Unicorn
Bertie B the Owl Puff
Sidewalk Socks
February Lady Sweater
WendyKnits Summer Mystery Shawl 2014
Not quite to Tennesee socks
Purple leftover mitts
Abby's Leftover Mitts
Mystik Spiral Socks
Leftover Turkey
Southpark Luv4Muv
Teeter Totter Reindeer
Ellen Cardigan

Just (k)nits for others

Fish Hat (Dead or Alive?) on US size 6 needles using Another Crafty Girl Merino Worsted and other yarns.

Just (k)nits in the zone

Exploration Station on US size 5 needles in Dream in Color Everlasting Sock in Tart. Damp Pillow, Deep Regret and Elysian

Just sleep(k)nits to go

Kirsten Kapur's Fingerless mitts recipe on US size 4 needles in Malabrigo Silky Merino in Teal Feathers
South Park Luv4muv on US size 7 needles in Quince & Co Lark Chanterelle colorway
Christmas Socks on US size 1 needles in Desert Vista Dyeworks Viso Zombody's been kissing Santa Claus

Just (k)nits casting on


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