Here We Go

July 23, 2006 by
Filed under: Knitting 

We’re back from the beach and Johanna and I have officially started our Learn-to-Knit Afghans. She chose Lambs Pride Superwash by Brown Sheep, I chose Knitaly (also a superwash) by Colorado Yarns. She’s using two dark and two light colors that the book recommends. I’m changing it a bit and using only one dark color (41257) throughout and three light colors (3246, 25534, 25388).

I’m using my new needles in US 5 and loving them. POINTY! We started with Square 33: Simple Cables with Moss Stitch. Nothing too challenging with this square. While at Mystic River Yarns waiting for Johanna to choose her colors, I saw Cable Needle Freedom and was inspired to try it on the first square. No problem, I was able to do all of the cables without a cable needle. And I got faster as I went along. I may be done with cable needles.

This was the first time using the moss stitch and I like the nice all over texture. It was difficult to make the columns of twisted stitches not all wonky. But I haven’t blocked the square yet, so some of that may smooth out.


3 Comments on Here We Go

  1. JessaLu on Sun, 23rd Jul 2006 5:10 pm
  2. It looks awesome! :o)

  3. Jeanie on Tue, 25th Jul 2006 7:57 pm
  4. You know, I think I’m going to have to try to learn to cable without the needle. Is it hard?

  5. Susan Trapskin on Wed, 27th May 2009 6:44 pm
  6. do you happen to have a skein of colorado yarn knitaly – 25388 – 1093? If so, would you be willing to sell it? Let me know

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