Noe Knit

So I’m lucky enough to live around the corner from a great knitting store, Noe Knit. My friend Susi opened it this year & its been so much fun helping out in the store. She has even let me do her window displays from time to time which I love. I used to do record store windows & its wonderful to use those skills again. Here’s the window I did this month with a sort of Thanksgiving food theme.Of course while I’m there I have to pick up some yarn.
I picked up some Cascade Fixation for Peggy’s armwarmers. The spandex in it should be really good for these. I know the last thing I need is more yarn BUT Chicks with Sticks is having a yarn swap on Monday & I am determined to bring a bunch. Plus just two weeks ago I gave a bunch of partial balls to the local elementary school to use in their knitting class. So, really when you think about it I deserved more yarn.

Ships Ahoy

So, I’ve been asked to make a sweater for a newborn with a sailing motif. As luck would have it at the same time one of the women I knit with was giving away the Kid Knits book which had this fabulous little sailing set. I’m just doing the sweater & hat.

I’m using the Tahki Cotton since it was the right gauge & has such beautiful colors. I started last Monday & now have the body done as well as starting a sleeve. Love these patterns where the body is knit in one piece & then stitches are picked up for sleeves…so easy. I want to get this done by Thanksgiving so I can start another pair of armwarmers that day for Peggy the lovely bartender at the dub. …i guess I better get on it.

Erich’s arms

My friend Erich asked me to create some armwarmers for him to wear at night at Burning Man. He wanted something that was above his elbow & went all the way to his fingers. The pictures above are the finished product. The green ones glow under black light and the striped ones match a pair of socks I’ve seen him wear. I’ve been asked to share the pattern so here it is.

Yarn: Reynolds Signature
Gauge: 5 stitches and 7 rows per inch
Needles: Size 8 circular 12 inch needles (or size needed to get gauge)

Size: me (erich)

Cast on 50 (60) stitches
Place a stitch marker after stitch 25 and stitch 50
Join being careful not to twist.
Rows 1-7 Work K1P1 ribbing
Row 8 – 13 Knit
Row 14 and every 7th row: Decrease one stitch after each stitch marker by knitting two stitches together 10 times (30 (40)stitches)
Row 78 – 90 Knit
Row 91 Increase one stitch after each marker by knitting into the front and back of the same stitch (32 (42) stitches)
Row 92 – 97 Knit
Row 98 knit to one stitch before stitch marker. Bind off two stitches. Knit to end of row.
Row 99 -105 St St
Row 106 cast on 2 stitches placing stitch marker between them. Join circle back together.
Row 107 – 112 Knit
Row 113 Increase one stitch after each marker by knitting into the front and back of the same stitch. (34 (44) stitches)
Row 114 – 120 Work in K1P1 Ribbing
Bind off.

If you want seperate finger holes just sew the top of the ribbing together into 4 equal spaces with yarn. I also sewed transparented beading elastic into the top and botton of the upper ribbing section for a tighter fit.

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Poison Hoodie

So I just finished the black poison hoodie this weekend. I made it out of Signature which is a soft blend of acrylic and wool. So not to scratchy for a baby & washable. I’m getting good at the zipper thing too…

Next project a sailors sweater from the Kid Knits book….