6th CK: Weekend Knitting.

Two Blocks Finished

block 1 and 2

What I learn upon finishing the second block. First my top right squirrels tail is a bit off, a huge chunk is missing, and I found that I had gained three extra stitches along the way and this explains my continuous problems with following the pattern. I decided to leave my mistakes because they’ll add to the charm of the afghan.

3rd Block in the Making

I started knitting the 3rd Block over the weekend and this is by far the easiest one I’ve knitted so far. The pocket has an invisible provisional cast-on, so I can knit the pocket onto the background of the block instead of sewing it on later. I had to unravel my stitches that I’d knitted for the pocket that were to be attached to the background because it became apparent I wouldn’t have enough stitches on the back ground left to knit on the other side of the pocket. Success this time around. A note on colour: the original pattern called for just grey mist heather but I decided to change things up a bit. I chose the grey mist heather for the background, teal for the pocket and fern for the I-cord leaf.

block 3

First try

pocket 1

Second try: success!

pocket 2

This is what the pocket looks like after I attached it successfully.

I have to continue for 31 more rows in stockinette stitch and I’ll have to continue the seed stitch with the pocket as well. Lastly I’ll knit the I-cord leaf that will be attached at the end. By the weekend it should be done.

Filigreen Shawl

I started this lace shawl a couple of weeks ago and ran into a snag, luckily I was able to contact the designer via Ravelry and she responded very quickly (with a solution) so quickly that I was taken by surprise. This shawl is knitted from the bottom up and I have never attempted so much lace before. She has asked for me to let her know how the shawl goes and so I shall.

filigreen shawl

Designer (Andrea Jurgrau) is found on Ravelry a knitting & crocheting website or in Knitscene 2012 the Summer edition, the yarn I am knitting with is from New Brunswick (Lichen & Lace) Sunburnt Lobster 80/20 sock, 334 m/365.3 yds.

First problem: The pattern calls for 384 m/420 yards but I don’t care I’ll just have to pick up another complimentary yarn to finish if I don’t have enough or I could just order more, we’ll see.

The link for the yarn:

https://www.ravelry.com/stash/search#colorway-link=lobstersunburnt&photo=yes&yarn-link=lichen-and-lace-80-20-sock

Link for the shawl:

https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/filigreen-shawl

You’ll have to wait to see what the shawl looks like, I’ll post my progress.

Yarn 3

Remember take time to knit, sew and Love your family.

Question: What have you been knitting lately?

God Bless & Knit On

Jennifer

 

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5th CK: Second Block of the Cascade Knitterati Afghan 2017

5th CK: Second Block of the Cascade Knitterati Afghan 2017

Almost Finished Block 2

block 2 CK.jpg

This is a lovely little design working with 4 yarn colours creating a squirrel, leaf & acorn pattern. On the second set of squirrels I had to unravel them because some how I got my colour work out of line and tried to fix as I went which didn’t turn out so well. Concerning the needle size I will be sticking with the 4.5 mm needles with all blocks. If the blocks are slightly off I’ll just create a border to make up the difference.

Yarn: is Bernat Satin, medium (4), approximately 200 yds or 182 m.

  • Lavender (04309)
  • Teal (04203)
  • Aqua (04201)
  • Fern (04222)

Gauge: For my knitting was approx. (19 st x 20 rows) = 4×4 in square.

Needle: I used 4.5 mm-US 7, but each designer used either 4 mm to 5mm needles sizes for their block.

The four yarns I used for Block 2

yarns

This is the first time I have ever attempted an afghan and so far it’s going well, mind you a bit slow. I’m afraid that is my fault, too many projects on the go. When I finish this square I’ll post a picture on the next CK post. So far this square is 11 inches wide, this is a bit off from my first square, 2 inches to be exact. I’m going to work a garter stitch border and attempt a mitered corner, I’ll let you know how that goes. I have 28 more block to knit.

Check out my FB group Knit-Along Afghan and see how I progress.

God Bless & Knit On

Jennifer