Monday, November 26, 2007

Knitting machine

Tangled Yoke is done.



It's a personal speed record: November 6th - 24th. I used Silky Wool rather than the Felted Tweed, and it could't have worked out better. It's lightweight, but still incredibly warm. Six skeins of silky wool was much cheaper than the Rowan it called for. For once in my life, I had stitch gauge and row gauge! So exciting.



There were only two real challenges: Understanding the decreases in the body rib (I couldn't get them to add up nicely in my size.) and getting through the cables. I had to tink back a row or two trough the cable rows, but the end result has been so worth it.




I also finished a second folialge, this time out of Malabrigo Chunky. Now I have three awesome new hats for the winter. It snowed like hell today; bring it on, my head will be warm and stylin'!

8 comments:

Emma said...

Congratulations on finishing Tangled Yoke. It looks amazing! I am working on some Foliage hats too--so pretty.

Mom said...

Looks like Santa doesn't need to leave you any sweaters, you make your own cute ones!

Bertha said...

Wow, that Tangled Yoke turned out amazing! It looks so great on you! Awesome job!

Rose Red said...

oooh so pretty, and so quick - you are v. clever - it looks so great on you! Fab job.

I've been meaning to ask (and have been v. slack about it)...are you still on for Tim Tam/yarn exchange? Feel free to say no if it's a bad time of year or whatever, but if you are on, I am on!

meg_knits said...

Awesome Tangled Yoke! I never thought of silky wool for that project - so beautiful.

Any idea for a knit night? I would love to come when my schedule allows!

emmms said...

That looks fab! Both of them, really, but the Tangled Yoke is mighty impressive.

Eric & Tony said...

Congrats on TY!

The hats look great. I just recently started drooling over those Raven colorways. So nice.

KnitXcorE said...

ooooooooo! the sweater is fantastic!!!!!! yay for you!