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I’ve bought a case for my phone to cross stitch, I’ve drawn outsome idea and now decided that I’m going to to floraland geometric as I couldn’t decide!

Slow progress with the actual cross stitch though…

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I got a bit overzealous with the blouse making last weekend and also made a Colette Sorbetto top, with some modifications.
I probably rushed it too much as the sleeves and shoulders pull oddly, which didn’t happen with the first Sorbetto mod I made. I’ll have to un pick and reset I think……irritating

I got a bit overzealous with the blouse making last weekend and also made a Colette Sorbetto top, with some modifications.

I probably rushed it too much as the sleeves and shoulders pull oddly, which didn’t happen with the first Sorbetto mod I made. I’ll have to un pick and reset I think……irritating

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Finished a blouse at the weekend and I’m wearing it now.
The pattern is Simplicity Threads 3684 and the fabric is Liberty Tana Lawn in Umbria.
The navy colour is difficult to photograph, but the print is like a distressed version of classic Liberty florals- I picked a couple of meters up in the sale last summer, so it’s taken a whike to actually make something from it.

Finished a blouse at the weekend and I’m wearing it now.

The pattern is Simplicity Threads 3684 and the fabric is Liberty Tana Lawn in Umbria.

The navy colour is difficult to photograph, but the print is like a distressed version of classic Liberty florals- I picked a couple of meters up in the sale last summer, so it’s taken a whike to actually make something from it.

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The ‘Classy’ yarn from a previous post made it into a scarf for my Grandad’s 80th Birthday. 

The pattern came from the Vogue Stitchionary Vol. 1.

A bit out of season, but it’ll do for the winter! I don’t usally wash scarves before wearing, but I’m so gladI did this one- it’s come up lovely and soft and Grandad was very pleased to receive it.

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My next project for me is a Tulip Top. This will be my second- I’ve been promising myself another for a long time as the original was my first ‘successful’ circular knit. 
The plan is to have it done for the summer- whenever that is!

My next project for me is a Tulip Top. This will be my second- I’ve been promising myself another for a long time as the original was my first ‘successful’ circular knit. 

The plan is to have it done for the summer- whenever that is!

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I’ve just finished a draught/draft excluder for a present for my brother’s girlfriend. I had some leftover mustard corduroy so I decided to make a lion.

I drafted the pattern for the head myself, so it’s not amazing, but he has a funny expression, which I like- he’s pretty funny looking wrapped up too!

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A skein of Malabrigo Sock yarn in ‘Aguas’, which will probably end up being an Ishbel Shawl as it’s one pattern I keep meaning to knit again.
Malabrigo colours are always amazing- it’s almost a shame to knit it!
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A skein of Malabrigo Sock yarn in ‘Aguas’, which will probably end up being an Ishbel Shawl as it’s one pattern I keep meaning to knit again.

Malabrigo colours are always amazing- it’s almost a shame to knit it!

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flewmymind said: Your linen stitch scarf looks fantastic! May I ask what bind off you used? I'm working on my own scarf and I've heard from friends that the their bind offs for this type of scarf looked wonky: their slipped stitches stuck out further than the knit ones. Any suggestions? Thanks and have a great day!

Hi! Thanks for asking about the scarf- I experiemented a few times with the cast off and eventually found that the cast off works best when started with the ‘wrong’ side facing.

I used needles that were 2 sizes smaller (3.75mm) than the needles I knit with (4.5mm) because casting off loosely like I normally would made the edge look wonky, like you say. 

Binding off by slipping the alternate stitch didn’t help either, so I gave up on that method.

In the end for the cast/bind off itself, I did a knit and purl ‘standard’ cast off ie. Knit first stitch, Purl second stitch, pass the first stitch over the second, knit the next stitch etc. 

I hope this helps- I will say I didn’t block the scarf so I could get away with using a smaller needle for cast off as there was no ‘stretch’ needed.

Good Luck- I hope your scarf turns out ok!

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The Scarf is finished! I pretty much ran out of wool, but there’s probably enough for a hexagon or two in my blanket project. Really pleased with how it came out and now I can move on to a new project!

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Linen stitch scarf inKoigu Yarn

I love knitting this scarf, but ughhhhhhh it’s taking forever! I need to knit quicker, 30 - 45 minutes per row seems an awfully long time. Nearly there though!

Very pretty!!

One of my coworkers did a linen stitch scarf and it’s stunning.

Considering how long those rows are… 30-45 minutes seems reasonable, but I’m probably a slow knitter.

I would take the same amount of time. I have been working on one on and off for 18 months. Maybe by next winter it will be ready!

I made one and it was the same time per row! Seems pretty average.

It seems I’m actually knitting at an alright speed! It’s difficult to tell on projects like this- thank you for your comments!