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Midwinter Neck Warmer
Finished
October 25, 2017
November 2, 2017
Project info
Midwinter Neck Warmer
Midwinter Neckwarmer by Runningyarn
Knitting
Sandra K
One Size
Needles & yarn
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
US 000 - 1.5 mm
367 yards = 1.92 skeins
Shibui Knits Staccato
111 yards in stash
0.94 skeins = 179.9 yards (164.5 meters), 47 grams
195346
EweKnit in Toronto, Ontario
July 1, 2017
Shibui Knits Staccato
8 yards in stash
0.98 skeins = 187.6 yards (171.5 meters), 49 grams
169955
Yellow
EweKnit in Toronto, Ontario
July 1, 2017
Notes

29-10-2017

Info on how to carry long floats:

See Paper Tiger: http://paper-tiger.net/blog/14117891 (video)

See Knit Purl Hunter: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bD7arufsuvg

Also, see https://www.jimmybeanswool.com/secure-html/onlineec/instr...

29-10-2017

I actually LOVE doing stranded colour work - it’s like casting a spell, it takes tremendous focus but you can’t overthink it. I can see this is a kind of core knitting skill (2-handed stranded knitting) that takes time to develop.

02-11-2017

OMG - I LOVE this thing. It was so fun to knit, very clear pattern - strangely simple given how complicated the colour work pattern is (fortunately it’s just stockinette in the round and no need to work fitting into this project). I highly recommend it.

04-11-2017

Definitely, I have a lot to learn yet. My floats are quite loose in some spots and my ribbing / cast off are also too loose - particularly the cast off in k1p1. I hope to gain more skill as I reknit this in 2 additional colourways - candy cane red and white and navy and white. I think this is a perfect Xmas gift and, even for someone new to fair isle, it’s a fast project (well, I’m compulsive sometimes but it’s not a big project and it’s not overly complex.

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Finished
October 25, 2017
November 2, 2017
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About this yarn
by Shibui Knits
Fingering
70% Merino, 30% Silk
191 yards / 50 grams

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  1. Lustrous
  2. Soft
  3. Apt to pill or dull (but only for a while)
  • Project created: October 25, 2017
  • Finished: November 2, 2017
  • Updated: December 19, 2017
  • Progress updates: 4 updates