Friday, 24 December 2010
Thursday, 16 December 2010
Today as a break from finishing that tuck cardigan I decided to start a very simple and I mean simple teddy bear for my nephew it has no shaping at all they are just straight pieces of stocking stitch you start with the body ewrap cast on 20 stitches and knit until it is 20 inches long then do a back stitch cast off, I used the bond with keyplate 3 (Aran) but any chunky machine will do.
Here is the body of the bear in process. please excuse the mess.
Thursday, 9 December 2010
This week i saw Diana's latest video on the tam that she knitted on the usm i knitted mine on the bond classic. I quickly finished that it was so easy. Then i looked through her videos and i saw a pattern for slippers on the chunky machine, i couldn't be botherd setting up my 155 again so i made that on the bond too.
Anyway here thay are
Thats the tam knitted on keyplate 2 for rib and keyplate 3 for the triangles
I used keyplate 3 for the main colour and keylate 2.5 for lining which is the purple.
and as you can see like diana said it's a 'slipper inside a slipper'.
ok here is something i have been knitting for a week or two now it's a tuck stitch cardigan for my mother knitted on the 155 in some cheap aran acrylic yarn.
I saw Phils's post on his knitmaster 155 that he just recieved and it motivated me into using mine.
I knitted it on tention 7 for the body and tention 6 for the rib which i had to do with the latch tool, OMG.
But anyway here it is
With this cardigan being tuck stitch it has been a pig to sew up. All the peices are knitted so all that is left to do is sew up the seams insert the button band and weave in the ends. It is raglan shaping, For some reason i think that the sleves come up really high pointing in a diagonal
or maybe it's just me. What do you think?
Here's a close up of the tuck pattern. I found it in a machine knitting monthly
magazine for a 24 stitch punchcard so i did half of that to make it fit on a 12 stitch card
for my 155.