Archive for January, 2015

So, since October 2014, I finished:

A pair of hiking socks I’ve worn several times but haven’t yet taken a finished photo. Here’s an earlier one, when the first sock was finished and the second was barely started:


  • Started 11/1/14, finished 11/5/14
  • S.R. Kertzer On Your Toes DK yarn on U.S. size 2.5 (3mm) needles

I also finished a Koigu Linen-Stitch Scarf, which I made for myself with yarn and pattern purchased at the Patternworks booth at the 2014 Interweave Knitting Lab in Manchester last spring. But it ended up that we needed it for a new catalog photo, so I had a real deadline! I love how it looks, but linen stitch makes me want to poke my eyes out with a dpn.


  • This is the photo we used in the spring 2015 catalog.
  • Started 10/10/14, finished 11/21/14.
  • KPPPM colors P323L, P155 and P711D (used in that order), on U.S. size 4 (3.5mm) needles
  • I used a smaller needle than recommended in the pattern since I tend to knit loosely, especially in linen stitch.

I knit a quickie kid’s hat for our holiday “mitten tree” at work, using leftover DungarEase from my Pathways pullover.


  • Started 11/22/14, finished 11/23/14
  • Pattern is my own Seeded Rib Hat pattern.

I also finished designing and knitting a pair of socks for the Patternworks Toe-Up Sock Club. This is the 8th installment that began shipping in January 2015.


(I love knitting stuff for work, since I get a professional photo out of it!)

  • Started 11/24/14, finished… sometime in December, I think – I forgot to mark it when they were finished and then couldn’t remember later!
  • Patons Stretch Socks (sadly, discontinued now) on U.S. size 1 (2.25mm) needles

Back in December, I finally started on my Heart Sweater. Here are the hearts (upside-down, since it’s a top-down cardigan).


HeartSweaterBottomRibbingAnd here I was most of the way through the bottom ribbing on the body. I’ve since finished the body and have started a sleeve, but haven’t taken a photo yet. It’s actually going pretty fast considering it’s a L/XL in sport-weight yarn on U.S. size 4 (3.5mm) needles! The yarn is Classic Elite’s Liberty Wool Light. Pattern is from Ann Budd’s The Knitter’s Handy Book of Top-Down Sweaters, with the addition of the hearts. I’m combining multiple sizes as usual so it fits me better.

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