Knitting Pipeline is sponsored by my Longaberger home businessn and Quince & Co.

Knitting Pipeline is sponsored by my Longaberger Home Business and Quince & Co.

Friday, February 22, 2013

Episode 122 Rhymes with "Easily"


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This episode is sponsored by my Longaberger Home Business, Quince& Co, and The Fiber Universe.
The folks at Quince & Co produce a line of thoughtfully conceived yarns in their historic spinnery in New England.  Their wool comes from domestic sheep and other fibers come from earth friendly suppliers.  You will find that Quince & Co 100% wool is a living fiber, beautiful, practical, sustainable, and affordable. Find them at www.quinceandco.com
Finch for AranamiShawl: Iceland, Kumlien's Gull, Kittywake, Sabine, and Crow.
The Fiber Universe provides quality products, service and instruction for fiber enthusiasts. They stock yarn from Cascade, Skacel, Three Irish Girls, Malabrigo, Pagewood Farms, Araucania, Claudia Handpaints, and more. Fibers for spinning and felting are available from local farms. The Fiber Universe accepts orders over the phone and offers free shipping on orders over $50. Check out their website, www.thefiberuniverse.com or give them a call today at 309-673-5659. 

You can find my Longaberger Home Business at www.longaberger.com/paula.  Please contact me if you would like to be on my preferred customer email list.


Bronwyn and Sarah joined me this week for the show. 

Pipeliner Notes
I wish you all could look out my window with me today…

 

Events:

http://themainemittenproject.blogspot.com/  Any mitten pattern will do.  You do not have to use the Robin Hansen pattern. 

Ellison Bay KAL Prize Winners!  Chosen by Random Number Generator. Please contact me. Congratulations!

#1  (#13)  Diahrensal  Dianne in Billings MT  Quince & Co yarn in your choice of color. 

Giftable pattern of your choice:

#26 Woolybear368

#46 Mooskers

Knitting Pipeline Retreat  April 26-27, 2013 with Yarn Crawl Fun Day on April 25th.  We have over 80 registered now but there is room for more.   Susan B Anderson will be participating in our retreat! I have permission to announce this.) 

Current Retreat Sponsors:


Ewe-nique Yarns Morton IL

The Fiber Universe in Peoria IL

Klose Knit in Urbana IL

Quince & Co releasing Scarves II this week.  I think.  I have a shawl design in this collection that is called Gill’s Rock.

Nature Notes

Sarah saw Bald Eagles riding ice floes down the Mississippi!  Bronwyn saw a Bald Eagle while having lunch at Steak & Shake on the river.

Needle Notes

Paula


Aranami Shawl by Olga Buraya-Kefelian

Bronwyn

Clearwing by Amy Christoffers

Seedling Dreams by Amy Beth Mayes

Marguerite Shawlette by Katie White
Seedling Dreams by Amy Beth Mayes

 Sarah

Cowl Neck Warmer by Angela Juergens
 

Those Mitts by Leslie Friend

The Blethering Room

Accordian Style document case does not work as well for dpn’s because pockets are not enclosed at the bottom.

Aquilterknits had a nice set up.  Cardboard tubes for dpn’s.

Patternworks has plastic pockets that fit in standard 3 ring binders. Pockets Packs for Circular Needles and Double Pointed Needles.

Twinsetjan’s idea:

I’m wondering if a binder will work. I’m thinking filling it with page protectors each with heavy paper in them. Then I can staple the swatches to the paper to keep them in a given place on the page. I figure if I put one high and the next low I’ll be able to fit more in the binder. I have a different notebook for pattern notes -- the swatches would fill it too quickly, but this way I can find the swatch easily if I need to. If I do this, I’ll let you know how it works.

For swatches from personal knitting, I just have them in a basket. They serve as my repair yarn if needed and I figure I can just sort through them to look for the right one if it’s necessary. I’m hoping that won’t be often so that the time to find the right one would be less than the time coming up with an organizational scheme anyway.


High Note Low Notes

Bronwyn: Mad Libs

Sarah:  Soap Nuts

Paula:  Longaberger Flameware©, especially the Baking Stone.

Product Notes

Try on Tubing  Bronwyn likes it.  Paula is not convinced.


  • Wind larger balls
  • No catching of yarn in the gears.
  • Might be faster definitely is more pleasant and feels more efficient.
  • Stays clamped on table

Cons:

  • takes up more space for storing.
  • Moving part could be a bit dangerous if you have small children poking fingers in it.
  • A little noisy

 
More snow photos at A Piper Knits.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Episode 121 An Enjoyable Error


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This episode is sponsored by my Longaberger Home Business, Quince & Co, and The Fiber Universe.

The folks at Quince & Co produce a line of thoughtfully conceived yarns in their historic spinnery in New England.  Their wool comes from domestic sheep and other fibers come from earth friendly suppliers.  You will find that Quince & Co 100% wool is a living fiber, beautiful, practical, sustainable, and affordable. Find them at www.quinceandco.com

The Fiber Universe provides quality products, service and instruction for fiber enthusiasts. They stock yarn from Cascade, Plymouth, Skacel, Three Irish Girls, Kauni, Jojoland, Claudia Handpaints, and more. Fibers for spinning and felting are available from local farms.

The Fiber Universe accepts orders over the phone and offers free shipping on orders over $50. Call them today at 309-673-5659.

You can find my Longaberger Home Business at www.longaberger.com/paula.  Please contact me if you would like to be on my preferred customer email list.


Pipeliner Notes

Thank you so much for the star ratings and reviews on iTunes.  There was a new review by elh913. 
I thought you might like to see where I sit and knit when it is too cold out on the porch.
That is my Acer Cardigan on the ottoman.
 There was in fact, so much feedback on last week’s show about ribbings that I’m going to put that topic on hold for a future episode because I have to do some research.

I also received an email from June Hemmons Hiatt author of The Principles of Knitting! (with her permission)
Paula:
I enjoy listening to your podcast and I was so pleased to know you found the discussion about ribbing in my book The Principles of Knitting useful; thank you for sharing the information with your listeners. The difference between Single and Double Rib is subtle; the latter is deceptive because it seems so nice and springy when first knit!

Since you and your listeners have ribbing on the mind, I thought I'd write with a few suggestions for additional information you might also find worthwhile…(to be continued) ~~June Hemmons Hiatt

I will be sharing soon!

Events:

Carolina Fiber Frolic Retreat, March 22-24, 2013, Sapphire, North Carolina. The retreat info and a link to the registration form can be found here if you’re interested: www.carolinafiberfrolic.com

Mention Knitting Pipeline and they will honor the Early Registration Discount even if it's past that cutoff date on the registration forms.
Jan Smiley
jan@carolinafiberfrolic.com

 The Maine Mitten Project
Mittens or hats/scarves for charity!  check out the blog at http://themainemittenproject.blogspot.com/

Craftsy Sale
From 2/14-2/17, Craftsy is running a Valentine's Day Sale and classes are up to 75% off! The discounted pricing should drive higher than usual conversions, so please take advantage of this special promotion. As always, your commission rate is 30%. 

Knitting Pipeline Retreat  April 26-27, 2013 with Yarn Crawl Fun Day on April 25th. 

Nature Notes
A squirrel smiled at me.
"I know you just visited the blog to see me.  I'm the Star!"
 

Guide to Bird Behavior Vol II by Don Stokes.

This volume is even better than Vol 1. I got a signed copy!

Die when I may, I want it to be said by those who knew me best that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower where I thought a flower would grow.--Abraham Lincolm

Needle Notes


February 15th is the deadline and the winners will be announced on next week’s show.

Thank Joyce Garris for Project Sheet!

Prizes will be Quince & Co yarn in your choice of color.

Giftable pattern of your choice.

Kindness of Knitters Blanket

 

I have a little notebook now instead of using index cards.

I now have 100 squares!

Added Stitchmistress (Sharon of TV Knitting Podcast), AmyBeth of TheFatSquirrelSpeaks podcast and Auntea.  Sharon sent me quite a few bits of Socks that Rock and now I know why so many people love that yarn.  I could not stop with that stuff.

Aranami Shawl Olga Buraya-Kefelian using Quince & Co Finch.  Colors TBA in a future episode.
 

Circles + Dots  Quince & Co e-book.  Fascinating collection of sweaters, hats, scarves with theme of circles and dots.  Take a look.

I am using Quince & Co Finch (fingering) in 4 shades of gray and black.  

Acer Cardigan by Amy Christoffers.

The Mistake!
Dropping down to the mistake

30 minutes later it was fixed.

Tips for fixing when you have to drop down and pick up a boatload

  1. Use dpn’s
  2. Mark cable rows with pieces of scrap yarn as you drop down
  3. Stay calm

The Blethering Room

from aquilterknits in Green Bay

Thanks for another great podcast Paula! I enjoy knitting socks too. I started out on dpn’s….then magic loop and I have pretty much settled on 2 circs. I was interested in the karbone needles…glad you did the review. I received some signatures for Xmas and they are wonderful. However, I still love all my Knitpicks too. So, with all these needles here and there I think you should add needle storage to a upcoming podcast! :-)

Accordian Style document case available in office supply stores.  Mainly for circulars.

Place for labels, toss needles in compartment, fairly handy to grab.

Case for my favorite needles


How to organize swatches?  That is an issue for me.

Do you have suggestions?

In the Pipeline

Reading:

The Light Between Oceans:  A Novel by M.L. Stedman

Reread The Double Comfort Safari Club by Alexander McCall Smith.

The Art of Hearing Heartbeats by Jan-Philipp Sendker  Fell down the rabbit hole and bought this on my Nook.

Little Bee by Chris Cleave.  (library book)

Listening

Catching up on podcasts…2 Knit Lit Chicks, Caithness Craft Collective,

Game of Thrones: a Song of Ice and Fire. Book 1 by George R.R. Martin  Have watched part of it on Netflix.  Not family viewing at all.

Watching

Parenthood

Modern Family

House of Cards

Downton Abbey.  Lively thread in our group

Travel:

I’m going to Scotland!

Retreat

East Coast Retreat is in the Pipeline

There are still some details to work out. Nov 10-14 2013 near Portland ME.  All inclusive.  Will include field trip to Quince & CO

I never had a policy.  I have just tried to do my very best each and every day.  Abraham Lincoln.

The tune is At the Castle Gate by Minstral Spirit from the collection Enter the Woods.  ww.magnatune.com

 

Have a great week.  Haste ye back and Hold your knitting close.



Friday, February 8, 2013

Episode 120 Ribbing Ramblings


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This episode is sponsored by my Longaberger Home Business, Quince & Co, and The Fiber Universe.
Finch lined up for Aranumi
 
The folks at Quince & Co produce a line of thoughtfully conceived yarns in their historic spinnery in New England.  Their wool comes from domestic sheep and other fibers come from earth friendly suppliers.  You will find that Quince & Co 100% wool is a living fiber, beautiful, practical, sustainable, and affordable. Find them at www.quinceandco.com
Cardinals outside our window,
 
 
The Fiber Universe provides quality products, service and instruction for fiber enthusiasts. They stock yarn from Cascade, Plymouth, Skacel, Three Irish Girls, Kauni, Jojoland, Claudia Handpaints, and more. Fibers for spinning and felting are available from local farms.

The Fiber Universe accepts orders over the phone and offers free shipping on orders over $50. Check out their website, www.thefiberuniverse.com or give them a call today at 309-673-5659.
 

You can find my Longaberger Home Business at www.longaberger.com/paula.  Please contact me if you would like to be on my preferred customer email list.


Pipeliner Notes
JulieRoseSews

Thank you so much for the star ratings and reviews on iTunes.  There were new reviews by eliseann and Galacticcat.
I read a note that was posted on our board by Madmum.

Events:
Jessica of Knitting Brooklyn and Tracey (tbmccarthy) are teaming up once again for Remembering Remy. This year we will be knitting and crocheting preemie hats from Feb. 23 to May 29th. All of the information can be found at http://knittingbrooklyn.blogspot.com/2013/01/remembering-...

Knitting Pipeline Retreat  April 26-27, 2013 with Yarn Crawl Fun Day on April 25th.  We have about 70 registered now but there is room for more.

Nature Notes

Guide to Bird Behavior Vol 1 by Don Stokes.  I’m trying to learn about Bird Behavior.

Time-not-Cash who is Allison in Scotland is our guest reader for Robert Burn’s poem My Love is like a Red Red Rose.  Thank you, Allison and Malcolm!  Allison’s fiancĂ©, Malcolm, reads Ae Fond Kiss at the end of the show.

Needle Notes


Wrapping up next week, February 15th is the deadline.  We have quite a few finished Ellison Bays and each one is lovely.
  • Prizes will be Quince & Co yarn in your choice of color.
  • Giftable pattern of your choice.


Myth or Truth

Today’s topic of Ribbing is compliments of DJDee

I have a suggestion for a knitting myth. I was told 1x1 ribbing has the most stretch. I was listening to a podcast and she said 2x2 has the most stretch. I have heard other variations of this as well. Would love to hear your take on this debate.

Ribbing will lie flat on a fabric that will roll such as stockinette or stockinette based patterns  Garter stitch does not curl and it too can be used as a border on stockinette.  Rolled brims on hats, sweaters with rolled collars or hems are all using this characteristic of stockinette to curl.

In vertical ribbing the knit stitches protrude and the purl stitches recede, making columns of stitches that have elasticity.  Moving the yarn front to back between these stitches uses more yarn and creates the stretchiness.  So with this in mind it makes sense that the more often you move back and forth between these columns the stretchier the ribbing.  It isn’t quite that easy.

Elizabeth Zimmermann liked 2 x 2 ribbing.

The Principles of Knitting by June Hemmons Hiatt

  • Single Rib or 1x1 vertical ribbing is 30% narrower than stockinette.
  • Double Rib or 2 x 2 ribbing is 40% narrower than stockinette and 20% narrower than Single Rib…but only when it is first made.  Stretches out and flattens over time.

I pulled out several sweaters I’ve knit for my husband and the evidence bore this out.  I was shocked to find that I apparently have not used a 2 x 2 ribbing since the mid or late 80’s at least on his sweaters. The ribbings are mostly 1 x 1.  The stretchiest is the mock cable ribbing on a sweater that a lengthened for him.  The firmest is the corrugated ribbing on his Fair Isle Vest. Corrugated ribbings are known to be firm and inflexible.  They can get away with it because they make up for it in beauty.
EZ's Hand to Hand Sweater with 2 x 2 rib is on the bottom of the stack, far right.
Knitting Without Tears by Elizabeth Zimmermann


The Principles of Knitting by June Hemmons Hiatt


My conclusions:
  1. The type of ribbing is perhaps not as important as some of the other factors. The size of the needle might be the most important factor.
  2. # of stitches compared to rest of garment
  3. Depth.  I like at least 3 inches on a man’s sweater and have been known to go a bit longer for good measure.

Lately I’ve been using more unconventional ribbings on sweaters.  Nicky Epstein’s Knitting On the Edge

On Andy’s sweater I used Farrow Rib which is my new current favorite. The Harmony Guide to Knitting Stitches. 1983.

Works on multiples of three plus one stitches.

RS Row one: *K2, p1* to the last stitch, knit one.

Row two:  P1, *k2, p1* to end.

Farrow Rib~easy, handsome, and elastic.  What more can you ask for?  Oh, and reversible too!
Having fun with model poses.
Product Notes

  • Now 9.99 for 3
  • Keep your yarn clean and protect from unraveling.
  • Works with center or side pull.

 
My most favorite Burns poem of all is Ae Fond Kiss.  This is one of the most beautiful love poems or songs written of all time.  The poem is read by Allison’s (Time-not-Cash) fiancĂ©, Malcolm.

Ae fond kiss, and then we sever;

Ae fareweel, alas, for ever!
Deep in heart-wrung tears I'll pledge thee,
Warring sighs and groans I'll wage thee.
Who shall say that Fortune grieves him,
While the star of hope she leaves him?
Me,

nae cheerful twinkle lights me;

Dark despair around benights me.
 
I'll ne'er blame my partial fancy,
 

Naething could resist my Nancy:

But to see her was to love her;
Love

but her, and love for ever.

Had we never lov'd sae kindly,
Had we never lov'd

sae blindly,

Never met-or never parted,
We had ne'er been broken-hearted.
 
Fare-thee-weel, thou first and fairest!
Fare-thee-weel, thou best and dearest!
Thine be ilka joy and treasure,
Peace, Enjoyment, Love and Pleasure!
Ae fond kiss, and then we sever!
 

Ae fareweel alas, for ever!

Deep in heart-wrung tears I'll pledge thee,
Warring sighs and groans I'll wage thee.

 

After the show’s theme music is the musical rendition by Kev Thompson who has kindly given permission for me to share this with you.  You can find Kev Thompson’s music on iTunes.  His website is http://www.burns250.co.uk/

The tune is Ae Fond Kiss from the collection Love and Liberty (Songs of Burns) featuring Kevin Thompson and Ross Hunter.  Available on iTunes. 

Have a great week.  Haste ye back and Hold your knitting close.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Episode 119 Sock Round Up


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This episode is sponsored by my Longaberger Home Business, Quince & Co, and Ewe-nique Yarns
The folks at Quince & Co produce a line of thoughtfully conceived yarns in their historic spinnery in New England.  Their wool comes from domestic sheep and other fibers come from earth friendly suppliers.  You will find that Quince & Co 100% wool is a living fiber, beautiful, practical, sustainable, and affordable. Find them at www.quinceandco.com

Ewe-nique Yarns in Morton IL is a sponsor of the Knitting Pipeline retreat April 26-27, 2013.  Among the items they carry are a full line of Addi needles, Chiagoo, Knit Picks, and most recently Knitter’s Pride including the new Karbonz that I will review later in this episode.  They also stock Malabrigo, Madelinetosh, Frog Tree, Elsabeth Lavold, Debbie Bliss, Claudia Handpainted, Louisa Harding, Rowan, Sublime and dozens more.  Debbie and Jenny are happy to ship to Pipeliners.  http://www.ewe-niqueyarnsetc.com/

You can find my Longaberger Home Business at www.longaberger.com/paula.  If you wish to be on my email preferred customer list, please send me an email at paulaef@aol.com with your name, mailing address, and phone.

Knitting Pipeline group on Ravelry is a fun group. Join us!  I am PrairiePiper on Ravelry

Pipeliner Notes

Thanks to everyone who was in touch with me. I heard from new Pipeliners; Sazzleknits (Sarah in Bath), Burgundyann, and JPollard.

Thank you so much for the star ratings and reviews on iTunes.  There were new reviews by dbeltt, Beth PA (#300), and Cath0903.  We hit a bit of a milestone this week with the 300th review and 500th star rating!  If you have ever left a review or clicked on the star ratings then you contributed and are part of this.  Thank you so very much.

Sarah gave us an update today on the moth situation.

Lady Edith Crawley left a post on the board with one of Robert Burns’ most famous poems “My Luv is like a red red rose…

Time-not-cash in Scotland wrote about her Robert Burns Day on The Isle of Mull.

Last week we talked about a topic proposed by a Pipeliner: There are only two stitches in knitting - knit and purl. This is a major oversimplification of all the stitches in knitting - this one drives me crazy!

Benji9 wrote

I taught my sister how to knit about a year ago. She had never been a crafter, and had never shown the slightest interest in anything crafty. On a road trip, we stopped in at a LYS in Bracebridge, Ontario. My sister was mesmerized by the variety and beauty of the yarns. We bought her enough yarn for her first project, and she was hooked!

She often tells me that she always remembers what I told her about knitting being just about two stitches, knit and purl, and that this was the simplicity she needed to persevere.

 Events:

Knitting Pipeline Retreat  April 26-27, 2013 with Yarn Crawl Fun Day on April 25th.  We have over 60 registered now and there is room for more.

Nature Notes

Winter sunset in the woods.
As usual we’ve had some wildly fluctuating temperatures here in central Illinois.  We broke a record this week with a high of 64 degrees and then it became quite cold again, down to the twenties. Today it is sunny, windy, and cold and 11 deg F.  The birds are very busy at the feeders at 10 AM on this chilly day.  In fact the feeder is crowded with no less than 5 varieties clinging or sitting at one time.  Male and female cardinal, downey woodpecker, nuthatch, and tufted titmouse.  Other birds wait patiently or not so patiently on branches at the edge of the woods.  One bird flies away to crack a seed and eat away from the feeder.  A Red-bellied woodpecker is making its way up the trunk of our locust tree. 

I’m glad I do not have to choose a favorite bird.  It is perhaps easier to say what birds are not favorites as that list is short…mostly birds not native to the US such as starlings, European sparrows, and mourning doves. Whatever bird is at the feeder seems to be my favorite in the winter (unless it is a big starling which doesn’t happen often) just as the shawl I have just finished is usually my favorite.  First I would choose the brilliant cardinal and its subtle mate, but no, what about the Black-capped Chickadee that is beginning to stake out its territory with its clear Fee Bee call.  The black and white downey woodpeckers, the males with the brilliant spot of red on the back of the head could surely be favorites also.  They seem like gymnasts, clinging to the suet holder, hanging upside down and taking in sustenance for the coldest days of winter. Don’t forget the goldfinches in their winter garb that will in a few months be changing to bright yellow and black.  I am thinking that in a few months we will be hearing the purest of all bird songs, the song of the white throated sparrow, which although it does not visit the feeder, can sometimes be seen scratching on the ground below.  In June the bubbling song of the House Wren will eclipse all other voices.  And there there are hummingbirds…So you see, that I simply cannot choose a favorite. 

The Snow Man
 
 
One must have a mind of winter
To regard the frost and the boughs
Of the pine-trees crusted with snow;
 
And have been cold a long time
To behold the junipers shagged with ice,
The spruces rough in the distant glitter
 
Of the January sun; and not to think
Of any misery in the sound of the wind,
In the sound of a few leaves,
 
Which is the sound of the land
Full of the same wind
That is blowing in the same bare place
 
For the listener, who listens in the snow,
And, nothing himself, beholds
Nothing that is not there and the nothing that is.

 Needle Notes


I am starting the Week 4 or home stretch.  February 15, 2013 is the deadline to be eligible for prizes.

Prizes will be Quince & Co yarn in your choice of color (1), Giftable pattern of your choice (2 and 3).

Afterthought Heel socks started out two at a time Magic Loop.  I abandoned Two at a Time after about 2 inches.  I did not like it AT ALL.

Gnome Acres in the Camp KIP colorway.  Size 1 needles. Star toe and Star Heel

I discovered a hole, yes a hole in the heel. I have only worn these socks about 10 times.  Sigh. The good news is that it will be easy to replace since these heels are Afterthought Heel socks but still!  So what will I do about these heels.  Reinforce them!

Monkey Socks by Cookie A


Yarn vs Zombies  size one needle. Yarn felt great although probably not colors I would have chosen myself. Fun to knit and went fast. It’s hard to pull off lace on socks when it comes to fit.


Blueberry Waffle Socks by Sandy Turner Free pattern
 

I used Knit Picks Felici Sport in Streambed colorway.
Come into the Blethering Room for a Bit

Our furnace went out again. Turns out it was the compressor…

I am on a heated blanket binge and don’t quite know how I lived without them. I bought a king size heated mattress pad on clearance at Target and also a heated throw on clearance.

I had a quick visit to Klose Knit, our newest sponsor for the retreat, when we went to Urbana on Saturday.  We arrived just a few minutes before closing but there was time to have a nice chat with Brigitte, the owner of the shop and get a peek into some of the new things she is carrying.  There might be a little bit of Stephen West still in the air there.
Stephen West signing a book for Charr at Klose Knit in Urbana in October.
 

Product Notes

I like to hang my small shawls in my closet.  But they slide off the hangers. At Target one day I found

Huggable Hangers


The Original Velvety Space-saving Hanger. Set of 10 is $8.99 at Target

Don’t really care for them for regular clothing because the grippiness of the fabric makes it harder to slip clothing into them but they are great for the shawls and a few other items that tend to slide off regular hangers.

Knitter’s Pride Karbonz
Carbon Fiber: One of the most versatile materials used in manufacture of the new generation air crafts, space ships, automobiles, etc.
  • High tensile strength
  • Low weight
  • Flexibility
  • Warm feel
  • And a surface that helps the stitches move smoothly on the needle.

I have used both the circular needles and the double points.

Cables are very flexible but not too flexible.  Just right.

Smooth joins from needle tip to cable.

Needle tips  Sharp at the tip but not as sharp as some such as Signatures or Chiogoo Lace but still nice.  Tip seems to get a little larger before it join.

Needles seems to run a little larger, at least the double points.  Used on my KKB blanket and these squares look a bit airier.  Put through needle gauge and one end would not fit in size 3 hole but the other end did.  I would go down a needle size when using these.

Gauge can be affected by your needle choice.  Try to swatch with the same needles you will be using for the project.

Run about $15 per needle or set. 

A few lines from Robert Burns that was shared with us from one of our Pipeliners, Enquery after the episode last week in honor of Burns night:


I’m happy with my spinning wheel,
And happy with my wool to reel,
From head to toes it clothes me fine,
And wraps so softly me and mine.
I settled down to sing and spin,
While low descends the summer sun,
Blest with content, and milk and meal,
I’m happy with my spinning wheel.
---Robert Burns

 

Have a great week.  Haste ye back and Hold your knitting close.

Cromlit's Lilt (Sonata in D Major from Trio Sonatas on Scots Tunes - J Oswald) (1:24)


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