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Thursday, April 5, 2018

Episode 304 Lush Cardigan and Socks That Don’t Rock

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Pipeliner Notes

Links to retreats and registration materials are in the Knitting Pipeline Retreats Group on Ravelry. There is also a sticky thread with all upcoming retreat dates.

Both winners of Skagen Shawl KAL contacted me right away. Thank you, Berocco for the generous prizes! Ended on March 17th. I chose one finished photo and one chatter post.

Needle Notes

Alternating skeins in the round. Helix method. Advice from Camanoah who is Judy from Camano Island, Washington.

Your mentioned in the podcast having issues with alternating skeins in the round. My disclaimer about alternating skeins in the round is that I have gone to great lengths to avoid having to do this.
However, I had a thought a while ago when I was contemplating this issue. Why couldn’t you use the helix method (usually used to do single row striping in the round without jogs)? I have only read about this striping method, but it seems like it could solve the alternating issue if you could somehow identify each ball of the same colored yarn (maybe two different colored yarn ball cozies?). Anyway, I haven’t tried it yet, but maybe will try it on something smaller like a Sockhead hat next time I make one. If someone else tries this and it works, let me know!

Thank you, Judy!

Socks that Do Not Rock. Abandon ship! Was part of my knitting at Georgia Retreat. Size 0 needle too small. Classic case of needle choice incorrect and making project miserable. I actually broke a needle too!

My gauge has tightened up and the yarn thicker than some fingering. Tight twist.

Simple Skyp Socks by Adrienne Ku.

Socks that Rock Lightweight. Yarn is wonderful but it is quite heavy.

The Hat Quartet-Fall by Melissa Johnson

Lush by TinCanKnits. Still needs buttons. 
Photo pending!

Decided to steek the body so I cast on 5 stitches in the front center and worked body down in stockinette.

Product Notes

Chiagoo Interchangeable Set (4” tips)

Lykke Interchangeable Needle Set

Lykke Double Point Sets

Blethering Room

Working on my Maker’s Quilt. Video coming up on You Tube. Completed 12 blocks.

Knitting Pipeline Georgia Retreat

Weather was a little chilly but still better than Illinois where we are still having temperatures in the 20’s…15 F this morning. We also had snow on Easter and not just a few flurries.

Dianne’s blog post here. The Grandmother Gig

May the path on which you wander.
                                  Be to you a joy each day.
                                  Haste ye back, we loo you dearly.
                                  Haste ye back on friendship's way.
                                          ~~from a Scottish song by Robert Wilso

Added to queue from Show and Tell:

Shore Cardigan by Carrie Bostick Hoge calls for Quince & Co Owl.

Indigo Frost by Isabell Kraemer

Anker’s Cardigan by PetiteKnit. Calls for Light Fingering. Inspired by Debbie. Use Quince & Co Finch. My favorite!

In The Pipeline


Started CuriousHandmade MKAL on March 31st.

Basic Baby Cardigan by Susan B Anderson from Kindred Knits. Using Quince & Co Lark in Glacier colorway. Antler Cardigan by TinCanKnits.


Heart in the Right Place by Carolyn Jourdan 5 stars. Laugh out loud, cry, nuggets of wisdom.

Maine by J. Courtney Sullivan 3 star Chick Lit. 4 generations of women. Takes place near Maine Retreat location.

The Secrets of Mary Bowser by Lois Leveen 4 stars. Richmond VA. Young black woman and the role she played in spying during the Civil War and helping slaves and freed slaves escape. Historical fiction.

Jane Two: A Novel by Sean Patrick Flanery. I finished it but it was just ok. 3 stars. Not the greatest writing. A lot of unlikeable characters.



Arne and Carlos—Love them!

A Wooden Nest   Botanical dyeing. Chickens. Soft. Quiet. Thoughtful.

Wee Sew and Sew podcast by Caz in the Scottish Highlands

Kammebornia Pia and Dennis in Sweden

Haste ye back!


Pat's here said...

I started Heart in the Right Place on your recommendation and am loving it. Thanks!

Twisted Sticks said...

You spoke of your button troubles. Here is a website that seems to have nice mother of pearl buttons.

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