Christmas Knitting

Posted on January 11, 2017 | 1 comment

I’m not quite finished my Christmas knitting for this year yet. I’m still finishing up the foot of the 2nd sock of the fair isle socks I’m making for my Mom. I had one sock finished by Christmas so I blocked it and then wrapped it up. The sock pattern is Lavender Basket by Ilga Leja and I’m knitting it up using 1 ball Zauberball (orange/red/purple)
and 1 skein of Riverside Studio SW Merino Nylon Sock in Green.

I also knit up a cozy sweater for my Mom. The pattern I used Top Down Swing Coat #603is the by Deb Gemmell using 2.5 skeins of Cascade Yarns Eco+ in 2445 Shire (a pretty green). We saw a knitted sample at my LYS which my Mom really liked so I offered to knit it for her for Christmas if she picked out a colour. The pattern has an interesting construction and is nearly seamless. In fact, I’m thinking of knitting one for myself.

I also knit a shawl for my best friend and a shrug for each of her two daughters. For my best friend, I knit the Drift shawl by Tincan Knits using 2 skeins of Mineville Wool Project #3103 (DK weight) in a pretty teal colour that I bought at Gaspereau Valley Fibres on one of our yearly trips to Wolfville. I wanted to knit her a cozy shawl to use as a scarf.

For each of her girls, I knit a Lady Cornwall shrug using a skein of my Merino/Silk DK in Ocean Mist and Robin’s Egg. I ran slightly short on the larger shrug so I used some of the leftover yarn from the smaller shrug on the armhole edges.

I have created individual projects in Ravelry for these items and you can find more information and notes there. My Ravelry name is yvieknits.