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Saturday, June 26, 2010

Knitting Notes

Pattern: Barrow by Kirsten Kapur
Yarn: Three Irish Girls Beckon Merino in the Silver Bay colorway
Needles: Size 3 DPNs

What will probably be my final Sockdown socks for the year are done. These were done for the cable portion of the May challenge.

I really enjoyed this pattern. It looks way more complicated than it actually is, and it has the kind of longer pattern repeat I really enjoy. This one was also sized by switching needles sizes, so by making the larger size on larger needles, it felt like it was going really quickly.

I also liked the TIG Beckon yarn. It has the tendency to go between plusher and thinner stretches, which gives some interesting variety, and actually doesn't really translate to the finished fabric, which still looked nicely even.

Because I'm crazy, I've cast on a lace shawl. I'm still in the beginning stages (frogged once this morning because I was knitting it waaaaay too tightly), so I'll post more once I decide I actually think I can follow through and complete it.

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