Getting there on the second Alana Sock! I should be able to give these to Alana soon. No pic today, but I should have an FO pic tomorrow.
I’m still plodding along on my shawl and knitting the edging. My knitting time was curtailed last night because of unbloggable (but extremely cool) stuff, but I will finish this shawl this weekend. By hook or by crook.
4. Kauni Yarn
There were some questions about the Kauni yarn and its intended use.
Susan left a comment in response reporting that her sweater knit from Kauni yarn softened up like a dream when she wet blocked it. Good to know. Thanks, Susan!asked in a comment how itchy the Kauni yarn is. And
I will likely make it as long as the original in the pattern. I’m 5’6″ tall and I like long sweaters. The background color will be the same colorway as the foreground color! 🙂 Confusing? Remember, I’ll be starting the two balls of yarn in different places in the color sequence, so there will always be contrast.
It has crossed my mind that there may come a time when the two colors attempt to converge, but in that event, I’ll just break one of the colors and start again in a different part of the skein. That’s one reason why I want to have plenty of yarn — in case I need to do some skein-butchering.
Seanna Lea asked:
I’ve been looking at fairisle mitten patterns lately with an idea of using one solid and one striping color. Do you think that would be reasonable with the Kauni?
I’m thinking no — I think the repeats of color on the Kauni are too long for something like a mitten that has such a small diameter. You’d be happier with a striping sock yarn, I think.
I just looked at the chart for Lismore. How do you translate the chart to just the 2 yarns?
I was wondering if anyone would notice that. 😉 Not an easy task translating that to two colors, is it? I made a photocopy of the chart and with a pencil, shaded in all the squares of the grid that were foreground color, while referring to the photos of the completed Lismore in the book to help me figure out which symbols were foreground and which were background. Then in Excel I created a new chart with blank squares for the background color and black blocks in the squares for the foreground color.
Lucy is, not surprisingly, as adorable as ever.
In all honesty, I’d find her a lot more adorable if she wasn’t curled up on my knitting.