Hello! This year I have not yet made a single cross stitch… I have been knitting…
My country now is on our second lockdown… deaths and cases have surged in the last 15 days… it is very sad…
I decided to add some of my work and progress (WIP’s) and finished pieces into a basket.
I need to fully finish some pieces from the basket above. I need to stitch some of them since I have projects with little stitching to do. And of course I need to add some new stuff to the basket!
Next Saturday I will show you one of the pieces of the basket!
This year I knitted a hat for my husband and I am knitting my first sweater, photos coming soon.
But I will share some knitted pieces from last year, a shawl and socks.
This shawl is my version of Age of Gold by Joji Locatelli. I used a gray colour for the main colour (yarn by Ovelha Negra Victoria, colour number 33) and the border is pink (yarn by Ovelha Negra Victoria, colour number 001). I did a bad job, per usual, blocking this piece, the border needs some fixing. There are more photos on my Ravelry page.
I did manage to knit ten pairs of socks, two pairs for my husband and eight for me!
From left to right: Meias TPC by Cristina Ferreira; Fresh Air socks by Karalee Harding and Dreaming of Paris socks by Joji Locatelli. All the information about the socks are on my Ravelry page too.
It’s all for today! Thanks for your visit! Be safe! See you soon!
The first pair of socks I did follow a free design at Ravelry called Hermione’s Everyday Socks by Erica Lueder. A really nice design, I enjoy it very much and for sure I will used it more times.
Yarn: Retrosaria Mondim in the colorway 205 Burgundy Speckle (100% fine portuguese wool). Needles: ChiaoGoo 2.50 mm 9″ (23cm) circulars needles from their Knit Red Collection and ChiaoGoo 2.50 mm 32″ (80cm) circulars needles from their Knit Red Lace Collection.
The second pair of socks I follow a free design called Rose City Rollers by Mara Catherine Bryner. They are very cozy!
Yarn: Rosários 4 Meia Print in the colorway 119 Spring Garden (70% merino wool, 30% nylon). Needles: ChiaoGoo 2.75 mm 9″ (23cm) circulars needles from their Knit Red Collection and ChiaoGoo 2.75 mm 32″ (80cm) circulars needles from their Knit Red Collection.
My problem with socks is picking up stitches for the gusset shaping, I take so long and they look so messy… Maybe with practice it gets better…
The first project is a cowl that took me a long time to make… it is very warm and soft!
A free pattern by Ami Madison called Stacked Eyelet Cowl. knitted using a circular 4 mm HiyaHiya Bamboo needle and Malabrigo Yarn Sock in the colorway 611 Ravelry Red (100% merino wool).
The second project is a shawl. It was so much fun knitting this piece, it is an asymmetrical shawl and very cozy!
A free pattern design by Amélia Alves called Quimera – Utopia Project 1st Edition. knitted using a circular 3,5 mm Knit Pro Zing needle and BC Garn Silkbloom Fino in the colorway White (55% merino wool/45% silk).
Back in October browsing pinterest I found some articles about knitting socks on a very small circular needles ( 9″ – 23 cm needles) this made my curiosity increase about this method. It didn’t take me long to find a youtube channel called “Simply in Stitches” and her 9 tutorial videos using a free design by Meaghan Schmaltz called My Favorite Vanilla Socks. I purchased some different sizes of needles and sock yarn and I tried knit a sock! Well the first sock went very wrong, I made a huge mistake because I placed the stitch markers on the wrong place! Sorry I don’t have any photo of this sock but this didn’t discouraged me, I learned a lot. The only part that I don’t use a 9” circular needle is when I arrive to the section of “Toe Decreases”, I used magic loop on a 32″ circular needles.
Using the pattern My Favorite Vanilla Socks by Meaghan Schmaltz (The Unapologetic Knitter) and Tina tutorials (Simply in Stitches) I made a pair of socks for me (medium size) using Schachenmayr Regia Premium Merino Yak (58% merino wool/28% nylon/14% Yak) in the colorway Mineral Blue with ChiaoGoo 2.75 mm 9″ (23cm) circulars needles from their Knit Red Collection and ChiaoGoo 2.75 mm 32″ (80cm) circulars needles from their Knit Red Lace Collection.
Then I also made a pair of socks for my husband using the same design, large size and Schachenmayr Regia Premium Merino Yak (58% merino wool/28% nylon/14% Yak) in the colorway Anthrazit with ChiaoGoo 2.75 mm 9″ (23cm) circulars needles from their Knit Red Collection and ChiaoGoo 2.75 mm 32″ (80cm) circulars needles from their Knit Red Lace Collection.
I do have another pair of socks (they are very addictive ) for me, almost done, but I will post it very soon.
My next post it will be a cross stitch finished piece! Stay tuned!
Thank you so much for visiting! Have a great day!
08-03-2020: edited to add patterns links on Ravelry