Tuesday, February 26, 2013

My designed Fair Isle hat

This is my first Fair Isle design . Actually this is my first Fair Isle work. lol  I have made a hat with  two colors  before, but was not a Fair Isle one. I wanted to give this kind of work a try, and also wanted to try myself mange colorful work specially the shape of crown or top of hat. It is just two colors , but it is also my first attempt. I have made it using a  fingering wool weight, and 3.5, 4mm circular needles.
Now What is your opinion of my first try???

Closer look

Closer look at the end , and the beginning of the hat.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

The world's Fastest Knitter

Oh My God!!! what a lady!!!!

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Circular Blouse for my mum

I have made this blouse for my mum. I have made it using 100% soft cotton, and circular needles size 4, and 4.5 mm. She will wear it in the home not out . I have used some left over cotton yarn to learn this technique from Elizabeth Zimmermann's  book to make her better blouses next times.
Flat picture for both front , and back

Close look

Close look at V neck opening
I want to make the v neck opening next time in a different way. I will do something in the body like two special stitches in the right, and in the left. I don't like the the opening itself by making just k2tog, and ssk in the body. I can see that the ribbing part is not bad lol and hides the disadvantages of V neck opening which I did, but still see it not good.
Close look at the sleeve' increase  in the round,
It is the increasing in a round way by m1 , k3, m1.


Not special blouse, but special  new technique for me. This is  an application for  Elizabeth Zimmermann's  book. I have tried her portions or percentages to make a fit circular blouse for my mum. This blouse started from bottom up. We make gauge , and then cast on 90% of the whole body's stitches for the ribbing part, then increase them to be 100% for the whole body , and we leave the body to start the sleeves. Starting ribbing sleeves part by casting on 22% of the stitches of the whole body, and increase it to be 33% , and finally work even to underarm to start the yoke stage.
Of course we make the sleeve in circular way , and increase it by doing make one. Then we assemble the parts like this picture, and then starting the yoke part.

My mum doesn't like the rounded yoke , and rounded neck lol. She wants a raglan shaping, and v neck opening. The book shows the raglan shaping , but with high rounded neck opening, and show set-in sleeve with v neck opening, and even doesn't explain how to make the v neck opening. Thanks God I have completed it using my mind, and also the many lessons from this lovely book for Elizabeth Zimmermann. Thanks for her , and for her easy to follow books, and techniques.

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