In which I talk about the joys of painting, drawing, knitting, cats, music, living in London, and whatever else takes my fancy.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

New Year, New (Knitting) Challenge

Santa gave me a fabulous book of knitting patterns: Pretty In Punk by Alyce Benevides and Jacquline Milles, and I have the yarn to knit myself a pair of "Love Bites" striped wrist warmers. The pattern is straightforward: narrow stripes with an fair isle heart written for knitting flat, then sewing a seam afterwards.  However I much prefer to knit everything in the round and avoid seams altogether! So time to learn a new knitting skill: joggless stripes.  Fortunately for me, Techknitter has provided some very good instructions on how to do this on her blog here . So this will be my project for the few days away over new year. Watch this space for photo of the finished articles!

Happy New Year: may your dreams become reality in 2011!


Sarah-Lou said...

Hehehe wish i'd seen Techknitter's blog post before making all my friends snoods with stripes that don't quite join

clare said...

Luckily for me, I remembered folks talking at Stitch London about methods of knitting joggless stripes, and did an on-line search ; )