Friday, February 15, 2008

Look What I Found!


Magnificent Mittens and Marvelous Mukluks!

Hi! I'm Alissa. I purchased these KN patterns ages ago at my LYS. I love them, but never found just the right yarn to knit them with. (At the time, the yarn specified was not available to me locally. Since then, I have found the joys of the Internet.) I do wonder if I could get gauge with Julia.

Speaking of...


This, also, is not available to me locally. I want to knit the Bull's Eye hat from Kristin Knits. I ordered both the suggested yarn and my own color palette, at right, since I had to base my color choices on what I could see on the monitor. Some of the yarn has been on back order, so I don't have it all yet, but enough to knit the version for myself, anyway. I think I will knit up the version in the book for a friend.

The only thing I have started knitting is the Atlantic and Pacific socks, seen here in Knitpicks Merino Style.


It was in my stash, and I was matching a color palette for a monthly challenge.

I will probably rip them out. You can see a gauge change in the middle of the corrugated rib, where I was experimenting with holding the yarns in different hands, purling Continental vs. purling English. Oops. I am a perfectionist. I must accept.

I love KN's use of color, and I'm learning a lot from it! I look forward to seeing everyone's knitting!


Kristin said...

Hi Alissa-
The Julia will work for those old patterns. But the Julia is nicer and softer than the Tapestry was. You'll love it.

I can't wait to see the hat you make - that's my favorite hat in the book.

Keep knitting!

Caroline said...

OOOOOO I want that mukluk pattern SOOOO BAD!

Lenora said...

Well written article.