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.
As seen, it doesn’t look at all like the one in a brochure. Gauge matters. The yarn itself is a cotton/mohair mix with a strand of lurex glitter. The mohair keeps the space open between the stitches.
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.
I used a wool mix yarn at tension setting 8 on the carriage tension dial. The size is newborn to 3 mos.
Weight: 100 gm. The handwork was time consuming.
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.
While purusing my machine knitting books, I came across this one. SINGER knitting machines, Jumpers and Cardigans: Baby Book.
This one may already be in many Machine knitters’ collection of “might knit up someday”.
My someday arrived.
Hindsight, always a good thing. I used a 2 stitch decrease, a 3 stitch one would have been better. Or even still better, would have been a decorative cable type decrease. The hem was a mock rib, used by many who don’t have a “ribber” accessory.
I changed the neckband to a rolled one, considering that it might be easier for dressing the youngster.
A hand knitting stitch for using Bernat POP and Kroy sock
Bernat POP colouring is interesting. Please note that there is a picture on the ball band the shows the sequence of the colours. Mine is accurate to the band picture.
Cast on ODD number of stitches, using POP. I used 25 stitches for a 5″ wide scarf.
This is a 2 row repeat, changing colours/weight of yarns every 2 rows. Knit 1 row to stabilize the caston before starting the patterning.
*Row 1, first stitch knit1 and make 1 in the same stitch, continue to knit 1, purl 1 across the row to the last 2 stitches, knit 2 (tog)together.
Row 2, knit across all stitches.
Row 3, change yarn to KROY sock yarn, repeat Rows 1 & 2*
Mary Anne Cutler………………Yet Another Canadian Artisan……………July 1, 2017
We celebrate the holiday with family fun, food and fireworks. The town and cities usually have a fireworks showing in the local parks. This year Canada is 150 years old. The link below is a photo slide show of various displays.