Knit Kits, some knitters love them, others not so much.
The kit was from KNIT HOUSE, located at the Farmers Market, in St. Jacobs, ON. Canada.
I purchased this yarn at a recent Knitters Fair. The acompanying pattern requested 12 mm needles. I didn’t have that size, but used 9mm. It was knit “Flat”. The stitch was “garter” stitch. (Knit every row). I knit until I ran out of yarn. Depth is approx 18-20 inches. Cast on 110-120 stitches.
The colours were as they came off the ball, even though it looks like 2 different colourways.
I crocheted these Baby Ugg type boots.
Lette Lopi. 25 gm of the beige yarn for the upper part of the boots. 4mm crochet hook.
The bottom/sole length measures 5 inches.
Quite pleased over all. The Free instructions on the home page was not quite the same as the video. I found that I need to use both.
The KW Knitters Guild hosted a Knitters Fair. Complete with speakers and Yarn vendors. 118 vendors as mentioned in the handout.
Yarn everywhere…….for me, it was a visual overload. The yarns were of every fibre, every colour and every price. Many hand dyed, variagated, ombre colouring, fancies, hand spun with beads in the strand. I wish that I had taken more and better pictures.
I purchased a couple of kits, one for a scarf and another for a loose cape like coverup. The best was that my daughter bought me a wonderful knitting bag. It sits up nicely……I love the design. It is made by a Toronto area artisan, who can make custom ones on request.
I met a fun couple of Artisans, she a spinner, he a potter and their baby in the baby carriage. They appeared to thoroughly enjoy presenting their wares. The buttons are of a very thin clay that happens to co-ordinate with my other yarn purchase. The handspun, just because. 🙂
Most items that I have seen using this yarn, seemed too heavy to my eye. I experimented by using a Chunky knitting machine, its patterning capability and a very loose stitch gauge. This stich can be duplicated on a manual machine.
For those knitters who wish to duplicate, it was 30-0-30 needles, Tension dial 7, 330 rows. I knit until I ran out of yarn.
Finished size: 18″ x 80″
This is a sweater that I machine knitted on a Standard gauge knitting machine. I followed the shaping instructions from this book. It’s an old book, very well written.
This time I used Bernat “POP” as colour 1, and a very neutral thin no name acrylic (sock weight) as Yarn 2.
Garter stitch, 2 rows , every 2 rows alternating between Colour 1 and colour 2.
The thicker yarn seems to pop nicely.
The 2 scarves shown are from 1 ball of the Bernat “POP” A surprising effect.
From sheep to garment. Photography is great too.