Pattern: Irish Moss from Aran Knitting by Alice Starmore
Yarn: 17 skeins of Jamieson’s Soft Shetland
– Anthracite (1050)
– Pattern calls for 16 skeins while I used 17. Extra skein was from a different dye lot which was used for shoulder panels and ribbing around the neck. Difference is not noticeable.
– Able to achieve tension mentioned in the pattern using size 4.5 mm needles.
– Easier to obtain correct tension sample when sample did not have borders.
– Perfect yarn and pattern for splicing yarn ends so there are no yarn ends to weave into the sides.
I found this interesting Aran website called www.clanarns.com.
Pattern: Phildar – free PDF
Yarn: Phildar Plaisance, Licorne, Sunset available from Breiweb
Socks for my niece. No pattern for this one, just making it up.
Yarn: Lana Grossa Meilenweit Cotton Fun
Techniques: one circular needle, toe-up, short-row heels, grafting/kitchener stitch bind off
Pattern from Interweave Knits summer 2003
Pattern from Knitting on the Road by Nancy Bush
Yarn: Cascade 220
– toe-up on one circular needle as describe in Magic Loop booklet by Fibertrends
– short-row heels from a Regia booklet (no yarn overs)
– intarsia-in-the-round as described in Simple Socks by Priscilla Gibson-Roberts
– cardinals from “Knit n’ Style” magazine (Dec. 2002)
– binoculars are my own design
– rest is from And A Time to Knit Stockingsby Katherine Pence.
Pattern: Jaeger JB10, Tea Tree
Yarn: Skipper by Grignasco
100% Shrink Resistant Merino Wool
50-gram, 109 yards/ball
3½ sts per 1 inch