For the month of November I will (hopefully) be posting a scarf a day. I have very many scarves, some I’ve made, others were gifts, knitted and fabric, and I love them all.
The first scarf I’ll be sharing is an Entrelac Scarf, that I made a couple of years ago with a matching hat.
I found this book, Entrelac, The Essential Guide to Interlace Knitting by Rosemary Drysdale. It is fantastic and the instructions are well written and can be followed very well. It starts out with tutorials how to do base triangles, right-hand corner triangles, right-side rectangles, left-hand corner triangles, wrong-side rectangles, and end triangles. I used these to make my scarf and kept repeating and repeating until I finished my yarn.
Then I decided to do one of the projects in the book, the Tweed Beret. This hat is knit in the round from the top down but I must say that knitting Entrelac in the round is much easier.
Check back each day to see my collection of my scarves.
This weekend November 1st I will be doing my first craft bazaar. After I set up my Etsy shop, I started researching local craft shows and art shows that I could sell my work at. There are many in my area and so I signed up for three.
Yesterday I set up a mock table to see how how the items would look and how long it will take me to set up. I bought a foam head for hats and I wrapped shoe boxes with wrapping paper to use to display my products and add height to the table.
I ordered business cards online, printed price tags, cut up extra yarn, and have multiple lists checked off and ready to go. There will be many different items including, slipper, washcloths, hats, baby hats, boot cuffs, fingerless gloves and much more. Getting ready is a lot of work but I think that it is all worth it. And I will have company as my mom and my cousin will be joining me.
If you are in and around the Fort Wayne, IN area come see us in person. You can find all the information on our Facebook page.
Check back in November I’ll be doing something fun that I hope you will enjoy.
I made slippers because I thought that there would be a need for them. More comfort than just a sock and better than walking around the house in shoes all day.
It took me some time to actually make a pair and I only did because my mom found a free pattern online. Well that pattern sort of worked but I made one that was much better for me.
The pattern goes …
Cast on 28sts
Row 1(RS): k
Row 2(WS): k10, pm, p8, pm, k10
Repeat rows 1 and 2, 13 times for a total of 28 rows
Row 29(RS): k
Row 30(WS): p
Repeat 4 times for a total of 10 rows
Row 39(RS): k2tog across the whole row
Row 40 : p
Row 41 : k2tog across the whole row
Leave a long tail and thread onto tapestry needle. Thread remaining sts onto needle and pull tight. Seam across the stockinette and the cast on side for the heel. You could even add a pompom if you like.
I wear a size 9 and these fit me well but I think they would fit a size up or a size down.
I’ve haven’t posted in awhile but that’s okay because everyday I try to incorporate knitting or crafting into it. That includes reading other blogs about knitting and fiber arts. It’s very interesting to see how others blog and find that I have a lot in common with others. Especially casting on a project before finishing one.
Recently I’ve started knitting slippers and they are adorable. Well slippers come in pairs, but as of now only one is done. When it’s finished I’ll post it here with the pattern.
So instead of finishing the other slipper I tried double knitting. I stumbled across a blog that explained and had tutorials and videos for double knitting. It looked amazing and the great thing about double knitting is that both sides are stockinette and it doesn’t curl.
Now I ran into a few problems, first casting on, then getting the sides right and how the yarn is supposed to be carried and finally casting off. So basically every step of the process but WHATS NEW.
The swatch is completed and I’m glad that I learned a new technique but I’m not sure what I’ll use it for.
It’s always good to try and learn something new.
Have any of you tried double knitting? How’d it turn out?