Elaine asked in the comments:
I wondered about the process you use when you do something like Dungarvan. Did you swatch all the patterns to build the design, or did you use a previous project as a springboard?
I swatched all the patterns first.
When thinking about the design, I wanted a simpler “filler” stitch for the center, because it’s a cardi and splits in the front. I opted for Trinity Stitch because I’ve always loved it, and it has more visual interest than moss or seed stitch.
I wanted a big meaty cable on each side, flanked by smaller simpler cables. So I swatched up the big cable, and the mirror image smaller cables and put them next to the Trinity Stitch swatch.
I liked how it looked, so I put the pattern together based on those swatches.
Since it will be outerwear, will there be pockets?
I thought about pockets, but I don’t really like pockets on sweaters . . . so no. 🙂
How DOES the Rowan Scottish Tweed Aran compare to the Hebridean 3 ply?
Apples to oranges!
The Hebridean 3-ply is a softer and slightly finer yarn. It has approximately 218 yards per 100 grams, and the Rowan Scottish Tweed has approximately 186 yards per 100 grams. The suggested gauge for the Hebridean is 21-23 sititches by 28-32 rows in stockinette stitch on size 3.75mm–4.5mm (US 5-7) needles.
Scottish Tweed is 16st/23 rows to 4 inches on a US 8 or 9.
This is Bear-y Exciting
Read this post, from our dear Phyl-Phyl.
Now read this one.
Now, go cast on for a bear!
I’ve ordered some appropriate machine-washable yarn so I can knit a bear for a child who deserves one!
Thanks to everyone who submitted a guess in the “Guess the Razr’s Name” contest.
A lot of you guessed Rose or Rosie, which makes perfect sense. Also a lot of guesses for Pinky, and Pinky Tuscadero (for all you “Happy Days” fans out there). A few guesses for Andie — remember “Pretty in Pink?”
But no, I originally named her Reggie.
Note that I say “originally.”
Because two readers, Annette F. and Enjay, suggested names for both the phone and the headset:
And the Brain:
Because no one guessed the actual name and because I like the idea of Pinky and the Brain sooo much, the Razr shall henceforth be known as Pinky and the headset as The Brain. While there were a number of suggestions for the name “Pinky,” there were only two for “Pinky and the Brain.” Annette suggested it first, so she wins the pink laceweight from Thursday’s blog entry. Enjay wins two skeins of Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sock in the Somerset colorway:
Can I have The Brain to play with? It looks so much like a kitty toy!