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Thursday, May 14, 2009

The Popularity of Lacy Knits and Crochet

Claire enjoyed working on the Tiramisu Crochet Baby blanket she will give away this September. She was amazed at how fast she got it done. "It's a great pattern and so easy", she said. She began working on her second one for another baby due this year.

Click on the word Tiramisu to access the pattern.

The pattern used by Jan consists of knit 2 together and yarn overs creates lacy a pattern. The large needle she uses also contributes to the lacy effect.

Once Pat discovered the drop stitch technique, she too has been making lacy shawls.
Rita found the original Sock Monkey pattern by Fox River Mills Inc. at the Biltmore Arcade. The kit which costs $10.00 comes with everything needed to assemble one. She will use the sock monkey during the story telling events in which she participates. I had the intention of making a sock monkey following the instructions in a book but did not finish mine. I used a man's sock and the stuffing took a long time. I had better luck designing an amigurumi sock monkey.
Rita always has more than one project going on and she is a very creative seamstress. She designed a lady's and man's apron.
The man's apron was made using a large shirt.

Detail of Rita's Man Apron is a clever design. This would make a great Father's Day gift.

Barb checked out the book Reversible Knits by Iris Schreier and found very rewarding learning how to double knit.
Click on the following link to see Susan B. Anderson demonstrating this technique.

Double Knitting

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