Wednesday, October 18, 2006

grey forecast



The end is in sight for the soy silk tablecloth. It's no where near finished, but it is getting there. It'll really need some good blocking if it'll ever look like this. But a crochet swatch I experimented with blocked well, so I'm hopeful.

I've started to consider my next project. I don't have a huge amount of time, gift knitting season being upon us. But want a cardigan for myself and have settled on Forecast, with Winnie's mods. I'm going to use cucumberpatch's super-cheap Rowanspun in a dark grey. Yes, it is 100% wool, but I can handle it for cardigans and you'd be suprised how hard it is to find a good aran weight wool mix.

18 comments:

Pig wot flies said...

Yay! Forecast is fun, although you might get sick of bobbles by the end. Or not. I'm still enjying them, although I'm on my third bobble technique, so that might help. I recommend rejigging the pattern so all the garter stitch is knit, unless you're just as fast at purling as knitting.

vardakeerutaja said...

There is one estonian yarn shop in the internet. It's in estonian language,though, but maybe you can understand. Look at that page http://www.harriet.ee/?ID=8&L_ID=10
and yarns Jussi, 7 veljestä, Nalle.

Stacey said...

I like Rowanspun - I have a sweater out of it and it is just fine with a tshirt under it....Great yarn for Forecast!

Veronique said...

I'm super-impressed by your tablecloth!

gleek said...

oooh, what a beautiful pattern for that table cloth! i can't wait to see it all blocked.

i really like forecast with the winnie mods. it makes for a very wearable garment.

sue said...

what about cashmerino?

Alice said...

Cashmerino is lovely but

a) not the cheapest, and
b) pills like CRAZY

it'd be rubbish for something you want stitch definition for (like cables on forecast)

alice said...

Really beautiful lace. The patience you must have! I haven't knitted my Edwardian Lace for ages (and it's nowhere near as fine as yours).

I started Forecast on Sunday (actually, you already know that, don't you) and have already divided the sleeves from the body - it's a fast knit, and enjoyable.

granolagirl said...

I saw one version of forecast where it was made about 5-6 inches longer which was really cool.

You must have so much patience to make an entire tablecloth out of that lacey pattern.

glittrgirl said...

I am loving this tablecloth!

Susan said...

The table cloth is beautiful. And it's the essence of knitting, that sort of project. Time consuming and timeless. I am inspired.

BeanMama said...

Your tablecloth is GORgeous!!

I have a lame boyfriend-sock question. I've never made a toe-up sock before, but I've just learned the Turkish cast on so I'm excited to make them for my husband!

My question is on round 1. It says "Rnd1: kfb, k to st before sm, kfb, kfb, k to last st, kfb."

But I don't see any indication of where a stitch marker (sm?) was to be placed. If I'm on 2 circs am I increasing evenly on each side of the toe? In which case I would do kfb, k to 1 st before end of 1st needle, kfb. kfb on first st of 2nd needle, k to last stich on 2nd needle and kfb in that stitch.

But maybe because of the cable-ing even-ness isn't desired? In which case you'd end up with one needle that had a lot more stitches on it.

Confused...

Alice said...

hi beanmama - I tried to find an email for you and then to leave a comment on your blog but it is xanga so I couldn't. so i hope you get this..

sorry, I should have a sentance in the pattern saying that you can use a stitch marker to show where the middle and end of the round are (i.e. to show either side of the sock). so yes, on two circs or magic loop, you are just working an inc at the start and end of each needle (every other round)

*goes off to correct the pattern*

Kelly said...

I used Rowanspun Aran for my Rogue and loved it. It already had a slightly felted quality but a gentle wash in wool soap has left it soft enough to wear against my (reptilian) skin and still with excellent stitch definiton.

As for good wool mixes, Cygnet Woolrich Aran is amazing - very soft and cheap.

BeanMama said...

Thank you!!! So excited to get started on these socks...

Leigh said...

That's going to be beautiful.

Pat said...

Hi Alice,

I couldn't find your email address but would love to contact you. Please email me at pat@woollythoughts.com

Perhaps you are somebody I already know!

I came across your blog because it contains a passing reference to Sir Roger Penrose, some months ago.

Alice said...

also emailed to Pat:

My email address is on my blogger profile and in all the magknits/ knitty patterns, and on my college homepage, which is linked to from all my blogs. Yet people are always saying they can't find it so maybe I need some sort of note someplace