Wednesday, September 3, 2014

knit night KAL

 Monday morning

Monday was a flurry of garter stitch ... I signed up for another knit-a-long this month, and made some super speedy progress over the holiday weekend. The pattern is "knit night" by Louise Zass-Bangham.You may recognize this yarn ... if you read this blog three years ago! That's right, this is the Claudia Handpainted that I picked up from a trip to St. Louis back in 2011. (so far I've knit up the Malabrigo, but the Colinette Jitterbug still remains in stash as well ... eep!) I've loved this yarn (colorway: turquoise jeans) since I laid eyes on it. But it lingered in my stash since I routinely fall in and out of love with knitting socks ... and I am not a huge fan of crazy variegated yarns for socks ... and only this year have I really got into making other stuff with my fingering weight stash like cowls, shawlettes, and fingerless mitts. Soo .... long story short, I'm really excited to finally be using this super yummy yarn! Garter stitch is always a favorite of mine, but especially for crazy variegated yarns like this. This pattern truly is perfect for working on during knit nights with your friends, too. You make a picot by casting on some, then casting off some at the beginning of each row, then knit across. No counting! Easy peasy! This is knit on size 5 needles, so it has a nice squishy drapey feel. Sooo in love! This one is already half done, so don't be surprised to see a finished object post soon!

Monday evening!

7 comments:

  1. Oooh that's lovely! I could use an easy-peasy garter project right about now.

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  2. Ooh nice, I <3 that yarn. In fact it's the only variegated yarn I've ever tried to use that didn't make me think "hrmmmm, no".

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  3. how fun! and what a lovely colourway! and a fun and easy knit it looks like! how lovely! I love the garter stitch too! thanks for visiting my blog today and leaving a comment! nice to see what you are doing here :)

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  4. I'm a great fan of garter stitch and yes, in my stash I have yarns that are quite busy and a simple stitch does the trick. Love your shawl pattern!!

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  5. That is a beautiful yarn, so I'm glad it's being put to good use in this wonderful shawl.

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  6. Oh wow, that yarn is beautiful. I love the way it's knitting up. I was going to get rid of a skein of yarn that I purchased a few months ago but I think I'll hang on to it.

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