SS – Tiger Eyes

SS – Tiger Eyes

Colour The Tiger Eyes Self-Striping Colourway has two narrow stripes: bright orange (the wider one: 2 1/2 to 3 rows) and black (1 to 1 1/2 rows). Yarn Details 4-ply sock yarn 75% superwash merino and 25% nylon good basic sock yarn that is soft with the added strength of nylon great yardage for 100g skein 100g and 420 m (463 yards) machine washable $28.00 Cdn Shipping (Canada/US): $6.50 for first item(kit is 1 item), $1.00 for each additional item   project ideas This yarn is excellent for socks, hats, scarves, baby clothes, and...

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Cormier Grille Shawl Kit

This shawl kit contains the Cormier Grille Shawl pattern by Natalie Servant, 2 skeins of Yvieknits Yarn Sock in the Pewter colourway, and 1 silver shawl pin from Fancy That – Creations by Francine. The Cormier Grille shawl is a reversible lace triangular shawl inspired by a metal grille that architect Ernest Cormier used in the hall of honour in the Pavilion Roger-Gaudry at the Université de Montréal. There is enough yardage in these 2 skeins of Sock yarn to knit the large version of this shawl. Sock is a 3-ply fingering weight yarn that contains 75% superwash merino and 25% nylon. Each skein is approximately 100 g and 420 m (460 yards). The Pewter colourway is a mix of different shades of a silvery-grey. The filigreed circle shawl pin is made of Tibetan silver and is 2″ in diameter with an attached silver-plated stick pin. Natalie knit her large fingering weight sample of this shawl using 2 skeins of this sock yarn in the Pewter colourway. $28.00 Cdn  ...

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Recent Finished Objects (FOs)

Recent Finished Objects (FOs)

A couple of weeks ago, I finished knitting and mailed off the birthday presents for my friend, Barb and her eldest daughter. I made the Mountain Path Socks for Barb using 1 skein of my Merino Single Ply Fingering yarn in the Marmalade colourway. I knit the first sock back in June when I was test knitting the pattern and then I put them aside while I moved on to more urgent projects. My friend, Barb, loves hand-knit socks so when I was deciding what to knit her for birthday, I decided to finished this pair of socks. The reasons I decided on these socks was 1) one sock was already knit and 2)it occurred to me that she was the perfect person to test out how this yarn wears for socks. I knit another Margaret Dashwood Shawl for her oldest daughter as she decided that she would like the same thing that I knit for her younger sister for her birthday earlier this year. This shawl was knit with a little more than 2 skeins of Noro Silk Garden Sock yarn. I ended up knitting the last half of this shawl twice as I had added some extra repeats and then I ran out of the yarn so I had to rip it back to take the extra repeats. I am now working on my Christmas knitting projects. The biggest project I have planned is to knit a Lavender Fields Shawl for my friend, Barb’s Mom, who I have know since I was 14. She loved my Mom’s Lavender Fields Shawl so I thought that I would knit her one for Christmas this year. I cast it on last week and I am currently almost finished the 3rd repeat of Chart B. I am using one skein of my BFL/Silk Select Lace in the Stormy colourway which is the same yarn that my Mom used to knit her shawl. The work-in-progress (WIP) picture was taken just after I was finished the first repeat of Chart...

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Mountain Path Socks

Mountain Path Socks

Kari Verge, who co-hosts the TwoTangledSkein podcast, released the Mountain Path Socks last Sunday. She designed these socks using a skein of my sock yarn in the Mountain Top At Dusk colourway (shown on pattern page) that I had donated to the podcast to review last fall. This is the first relased pattern that was designed using a skein of my yarn. I volunteered to test knit this pattern for Kari. I decided to test out both the medium and large sizes since I owed my Mom a pair of socks using a skein from her stash and a pair of socks for myself in my new yarn. My Mom has a few skeins of my sock yarn in her stash so I chose the one in the Emerald Isles colourway (green/blue socks). I knit the medium size (64 sts) using 2.25 mm needles and I have the first sock completed. This sock features cables patterns set off against a purl background, interesting detail on the heel flap, and the gusset decreases are on the bottom of the foot. I really like how the cables that start on the side of the foot move to a point on the top of the foot near the toes. I used a skein of my Merino Single Ply Fingering yarn in the Marmalade colourway for my socks as I want to test out how this yarn will wear for socks. I knit the large size (72 sts) using 2.25 mm needles and I have the first sock almost completed . Kari has kindly offered a discount coupon code for this sock pattern to the members of my Ravelry Group (Yvieknits Yarns). You can find the details about the code...

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My New WIP (work-in-progress)

My New WIP (work-in-progress)

After recently finishing knitting a large wrap in laceweight in a pattern that included lots of nupps, I was in the mood to knit some simple garter stitch lace. I remembered seeing a shawl that would fit the bill in one of my Jane Austen Knits magazines. I found the Margaret Dashwood Shawl in the Summer 2012 issue and I decided it was exactly what I was looking for. I went looking in my stash and I found some skeins of Noro Silk Garden Sock Yarn (Col No. S84) that I thought that would work well with this pattern. So far I am really happy with this project. I think that it will be a birthday present for my best friend’s youngest daughter. I love the Jane Austen Knits magazines because they have lots of interesting articles and projects. My favorite issue so far is the Summer 2012 issue and this is my third project from this issue. I knit the Modified Modcap using 1 skein of Madelinetosh tosh vintage in Jade and I wore it all winter. I also knit the Jane Bennett socks using my Merino Fingering yarn in Blue Haze as a Christmas present. I have my eye on a couple of other patterns in this...

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Belated Christmas Knitting

Belated Christmas Knitting

I have almost finished knitting my planned Christmas (belated now) gifts for my friend B. and her family. I have finished and blocked the lap blanklets for her two daughters. I used the Hourglass Throw pattern by Anne Hanson for each but I knit it with my BFL DK as I wanted something a bit smaller. I used 4 skeins with 1 less repeat wide for the orange one (colourway – Orange Julius) for the younger girl. I used 5 skeins for the purple/blue one (colourway – Huckleberry) and did the number of repeats stated in the pattern for the older girl which resulted in a wider blanklet but only slighter longer in length. This is a fun pattern to knit and I love how it looks after blocking (see closeup picture at the top on the left). I also finished the Jane Bennet socks for B.’s Mom using my Merino Fingering in my Blue Haze colourway. I love how the twisted stitch pattern looks using this yarn with its tight twist. My sparkly sock yarn has the same tight twist. I just need to finish the Kandahar socks for B. and I can mail the parcel off to my friend hopefully before the end of January. Here is a in-progress picture of the first sock so far. I am using my Cash Sock yarn in the Stormy colourway. My note to myself is that this year, I need to start my Christmas knitting a lot...

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My Holiday Knitting Progress

My Holiday Knitting Progress

I have finished two more items and I have two more items currently on the needles. First completed item is the 2luvcrew socks from the book Socktopus by Alice Yu (great book – I highly recommend it). I knit these socks using my Cash Sock yarn in the Autumn Glory with quite a bit of yarn leftover (28 g). The second completed item is another Wrapped Ribs Cowl (pattern by Natalie Servant). This time I knit it out of MadelineTosh Merino Worsted in the Carmen colourway. On the needles are the Jane Bennet socks from Jane Austen Knits magazine (Summer 2012 issue) of which I am currently working on sock #2. I am using my Merino Fingering yarn in the Blue Haze colourway. I am also working on a smaller version of the Hourglass Throw by Anne Hanson using my BFL DK...

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My sock yarn has been reviewed

My sock yarn has been reviewed on the Ottawa podcast TwoTangledSkeins. They discussed my sock yarn two times during this episode. The first time is near the middle while they are discussing their current WIPs (works-in-progress) since Kari is knitting mittens with my sock yarn and near the end while they are talking about promotion codes currently being offered to their viewers. Thank you Kari and Sue for the great review of my sock...

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