Sunday, June 21, 2015

My First Knit A Long: The Shawl Body

I finally got the body of the Glam Shells Shawl done. I got mu 203 stitches on the needles.
I had to restart once, but I have since caught up. June 22 is the day we are suppose to have the body done, so I am a day ahead.

Now it is on to the Shell pattern. You are suppose to work it from a chart, but since I have never used a chart, I found the written pattern. This is much easier to follow.  I still need to learn to read a chart, but not on this one.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

My First Knit Along - The Cast On and Set Up Rows

Here is the Cast On for the Glam Shells in the Expression Fiber Arts June Knit Along. The cast on was the easy part. I am finding this fingering weight yarn hard to work with. I had cast on several times, first on US 6 needles. This cast on was done on US 7 needles. I had to get some smaller stitch markers for this smaller yarn. 

Here is the setup rows this is the first 10 rows. The increases are yarn overs with K2tog and SSK. I am now ready to start row 11-16, which is repeating row 7 and 8 three more times.

Time to take a deep breath and Keep Calm and Knit Along!