Tuesday, February 26, 2013

crochet version of the Brioche Honeycomb Sweater

Happy to have just finished this mini version of the Misti Brioche Honeycomb Sweater! Made using left over Magnum and an S hook it worked up so quickly. Thanks to my sister Katy for suggesting making a smaller size to play around with the proportions of the stitch patterns. I have a few adjustments to make but will have an adult version of the pattern available soon.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

what's going on?

Just checking in... I'm working on a few things, more WIP's than FO's but isn't that life?!

Finished up Ursula's leg warmers.
Using Zauberball in color #2079 and with #2 DPN's I cast on 62sts using an Italian provisional cast on and worked a 1x1 rib for half an inch... should have been longer for it rolls a bit but they're finished now so no going back! Switched to #4's and knit for @13.5" before going back to the 2's and a 1x1 rib for @1.25". I bound off with a Kitchener bind off to match the top and was happy to cross these off my list, although I still have to make a second pair for big sis.

The 2nd pair has the same cast on as the 1st pair except I cast on 82sts and those extra 20sts are killing me. I have a feeling I might run out of yarn since she wants long ones so I'm starting the second one soon to see how far I get but I need a break from the #4's!

Started working on a crochet version of the Honeycomb Brioche Sweater (an S hook is a nice break from the #4 DPN's). I've wanted to add more crochet versions of my patterns and this one is the most requested. I've also had requests for a crochet version of my Openwork Kimono so look for that in the coming months as well as a couple of shawls... what was I saying about my WIP's in proportion to my FO's?

Lastly Happy Birthday to my favorite 4 year old, your style inspires me!
 (sadly I did not make this cute butterfly sweater)