Thursday, April 05, 2007

Knitting Something

I was going to call this post Knitting News but that is cliche and I've used it already.

The bathmat is done and on it's way to my sister.
Here is a small picture 'cos it sucks (the picture, not the bathmat).

To make this very mat yourself you will need Sugar 'N Cream worsted weight cotton yarn, 2-3 oz. balls of Color 1 (the solid blue) and 3-3 oz. balls of color 2 (the variegated). I used size 10 (U.S.) needles.

Cast on 70 stitches using Color 1. Knit 2 rows. Add Color 2 and knit 2 rows. Continue knitting using the Fibonacci sequence (count the ridges, rather than rows): 0+1=1, 1+1=2, 1+2=3, 2+3=5, etc. The largest stripe is 21 ridges and then reverse the sequence. Does that make sense?

In celebration, I started a sock and a sweater. I don't have pictures of either object. And I have just spent way too much time trying to find references for them (the sweater has an exceptionally complicated story), to no avail. I will write a post about both of these tomorrow.

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