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posted Jun 1, 2012, 7:20 PM by Heidi Narum   [ updated Jun 1, 2012, 7:20 PM ]

Rainy Days are great for knitting

posted May 12, 2012, 7:32 AM by Heidi Narum   [ updated May 14, 2012, 7:42 AM ]

Belita Swatch  http://ravel.me/NarumKnits/b1
 
Working on thenext sweater. I am making it out of sock yarn in a lovely blue. I am thinking that rust would be lovely under the lace - sort of like a NM sky. I did a preliminary swatch to look at how the stitch patterns I picked would look and picked 2 lace and a braid. Now I am working a swatch with the three patterns to get a gauge. I will post some pictures Monday.

 

All I need for the baby sweater is a few buttons.
 

I got my handouts done for the Design Workshop and learned some more while I was doing it. There is a lot of good information in this book.

Stacy

posted May 8, 2012, 6:11 AM by Heidi Narum   [ updated May 8, 2012, 6:11 AM ]

I am looking for test knitters for the Stacy CircleJacket.

 
 
Stacy  http://ravel.me/NarumKnits/s2
 
 

I did not care for the yarn very much but after many changes I am very happy with the sweater. I made it specificly for this dress.

 
Stacy  http://ravel.me/NarumKnits/s2
 

My favorite part of knitting this was the arms. I just love the way they were knitted off of live stitches omiting the need for any seaming.

 
 
Stacy  http://ravel.me/NarumKnits/s2
 

I did make two changes to the pattern after I finished, one was with the increase section to make it less noticable and the other was the bind off.

 
Stacy  http://ravel.me/NarumKnits/s2
 
 

The pattern will be avalable after the test knitting is done.

 

Stacy Knit-A-Long

Come make this wonderful lace circle jacket. This pattern has not been tested so participants will get a free copy of the pattern.

 

Yarn – Worsted or smaller yarn, enough for long sleeved sweater.

Circular needles in size recommended for yarn and Double pointed 2 sizes smaller.

Stitch Markers

Crochet hook

 

Free – You must participate to obtain a copy of the pattern.

 

June 7 & 21, July 5 & 19, 3:30 – 5:30

 
 

Bunny Hat

posted Apr 3, 2012, 6:26 AM by Heidi Narum   [ updated May 14, 2012, 7:52 AM ]

 
 
Bunny Hat  http://ravel.me/NarumKnits/bt
 
 

I made this hat for my charity knitting group.

 

Pattern is Bunny Tail from Itty-Bitty Hats by Susan B. Anderson.

 

It is a very well written pattern. I used size 6 DPNs because I did not have any it the size 8 I knit the hat in. It turned out to work out very well because I think the ears are standing up a bit better than they would have otherwise. I omitted the tail because I did not think it would be comfortable on a newborns head as they would most likely be laying down.

 

I used Classic Worsted yarn from Universal. It works up very nicely and is a washable acrylic yarn that is soft too. All good things for baby stuff.

 

I am going to make a matching sweater next.

 
 
 

Elva Knit A Long

posted Mar 27, 2012, 5:56 AM by Heidi Narum   [ updated Mar 27, 2012, 6:23 AM ]

What to do when you accidently felt one of your favorite sweaters.

posted Feb 29, 2012, 6:10 AM by Heidi Narum   [ updated Feb 29, 2012, 6:10 AM ]

 
The New Samantha Bag
 
 
Read about it - New Samantha Bag
 
 

Trails Slouch hat

posted Jan 31, 2012, 7:08 AM by Heidi Narum   [ updated Jan 31, 2012, 7:08 AM ]

Samantha KAL starts this week!

 

Trails Slouch hat

 

I love the way this hat came out. When it is flat the Indian cross stitch makes points and it is a square inside a circle that is very cool.

 

 
 
Trails Slouch hat  http://ravel.me/NarumKnits/jk1m9
 

I am not in love with the yarn (VAA 51). It looks a lot more blue than it did in the skein. I do love the soft of it.

 

I used the Basic Tam pattern from The Knitter's Handy Book of Patterns by Ann Budd.

Cast on 72 Stitches - worked 2” of ribbing.

 
Trails Slouch hat  http://ravel.me/NarumKnits/jk1m9
 

After increases I am used the Open Pattern from the middle of page 70 of Beautiful Knitting Patterns by Gisela Klopper.

 
Trails Slouch hat  http://ravel.me/NarumKnits/jk1m9
 

I used 4 spokes – purl 2tog before the marker and after purl 2tog through the back loops – decreasing on rounds 2, 6, and 10. After one repeat of the pattern I decreased every purl row.

 

I am making headway on Heilki. It sure takes a long time to get around the bottom with all of these pleats. I think it is just going to be lovely. I am hoping to get it done in time for a KAL in April.

 

Check out the cute things I saw this week here and also here.

 

Cable Cloth

posted Jan 24, 2012, 5:52 AM by Heidi Narum   [ updated Jan 24, 2012, 5:56 AM ]

Cable Cloth  http://ravel.me/NarumKnits/9y1uh
 
Another learning washcloth for my classes. This class will teach cables. I got the cable patterns from Stitchionary Vol. 2.
 

Iris Hat and Mitt Set

posted Jan 11, 2012, 7:05 AM by Heidi Narum   [ updated Feb 6, 2012, 7:10 AM ]

This week I finished 2 projects.

 
 
Iris Slouch  http://ravel.me/NarumKnits/jjav5
 

After stealing the green slouch hat from me my daughter wanted another one. We shopped the stash and she really liked the Brown Sheep Lanaloft Worsted Purple Iris yarn. I used the Basic Tam Pattern from the The Knitter's Handy Book of Patterns  by Ann Budd and the Diagonal Float Stitch (#53) from Stitchionary Vol. 1.

 
Iris slouch  http://ravel.me/NarumKnits/jjav5
 
 I added 2.5 inches to the body portion
 
Iris Slouch  http://ravel.me/NarumKnits/jjav5
 
 

and did the concentric circles for the decrease portion.

 

 
Iris Mitts
 

The matching mitts are also from Ann Budds book. I stopped at the knuckles and added about 1 inch of ribbing to the top.

 
Lace Dishcloth  For the lace class.
 

I am giving beginning knitting workshops and I completed the lace dishcloth using the Pigtails pattern (#63) from Stitchionary vol. 5.

 

I found some cute things and you can see some at Pinterest and others at Ravelry.

 
 

Links

posted Jan 3, 2012, 6:12 AM by Heidi Narum   [ updated Jan 3, 2012, 6:12 AM ]

An argyle rattlesnake – a must knit for the snake lover in your family.
 

An argyle rattlesnake – a must knit for the snake lover in your family.

 

I would prefer an alive coyote.

 

After all they coyote needs to eat and eat.

 

Next Christmas.

 

Love the vs on these mittens.

 

I think this sweater would be outstanding in a variegated yarn.

 

I love the way this sweater looks and I think it is another ideal place to use that variegated yarn I just seem to need when I see it.

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