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Episode 3 – with jingle!

SHOW NOTES:

FOs (finished objects):

No FOs this week.

WIPs (works in progress):

half pi

Campside Cardi by Alicia Plummer

Love Blooms by Christine Jones

Love Blooms

 

Dingo Tails

PODCASTS:

Sticks + Twine video podcast

Skein video podcast

A Homespun House video podcast

Pink Hair Girl Knits video podcast

Twitch & Stitch video podcast

Yarngasm video podcast

Stash and Burn audio podcast

Creative Yarn Entrepreneur audio podcast

OTHER:

Rebecca Legwarmers

legwarmers

Winterlight KAL

 

Rebecca Part 3

How is everyone going? I’d love to see some photos or links to your projects!

I’ve had some questions about increasing evenly on a round – here’s a link that you might find helpful : http://www.thedietdiary.com/knittingfiend/tools/IncreaseEvenlySpace.html

(**Please note that corrections have been made to the previous section that I posted……..please check that you have the latest instructions.)

Now, let’s get on with our Rebeccas:

Change to pink.

Round 1 : *K1, slip 1 with yarn in front* repeat till end of round

Round 2: *slip 1 with yarn in front, k1*  repeat till end of round

Round 3:  as round 1

Round 4: as round 2

Round 5: as round 1

Round 6: knit

Repeat last 6 rounds with orange.

Repeat last 6 rounds with red.

Rebecca Part 3

Fibonacci Stripes:

Knit 1 round pink

Knit 1 round green

Knit 2 rounds yellow

Knit 3 rounds purple

Knit 5 rounds pale pink, increasing 2 sts (72 sts)

Knit 8 rounds purple

Knit 13 rounds orange.

Haven’t heard of Fibonacci before? It’s really cool http://www.mathsisfun.com/numbers/fibonacci-sequence.html and makes a great stripe sequence. The Fibonacci sequence is found everywhere in nature, so why not in your knitting!

Gather Your Supplies

Rebecca Legwarmers

 

The legwarmers I designed & knit for the Nundle Woollen Mills competition have returned home! I’ve had a lot of interest in publishing the pattern but for now (as it is untested and in one size only) I have decided to release it in bite size pieces here on the blog…..and you can knit along every week.

So first off you need to gather your supplies. The original Rebecca legwarmers were knit in a feltable wool, which worked OK. However, if I were to knit them again I would probably choose a superwash wool (and maybe a more tightly spun yarn). I used 9 colours (which was required for the competition), you may decide to use less colours or even more! …it’s up to you.

9 colours

Rebecca is knit in the round on a circular needle – you can use  a small circular, a large circular (& knit using the magic loop method), knit on dpns or ……?

So gather your supplies ready to cast on. You will need:

4mm needles for the rib, 4.5mm needles for the main ‘body’ of Rebecca.

900 metres of DK yarn. (I used 9 different colours of Nundle Collection Feltable Wool, 100m/50gm ball). You could also use the Touch Yarns Merino 8ply or Biggan Design 8ply

The Votes Are In!

 

yarnistas

Well the votes are in & counted.

The winner was Dell with her amazing 3D cat!
My Missoni-inspired legwarmers came in at a respectable 3rd place.

Thanks so much everyone who voted, I’m sure you enjoyed looking at all the entries. And a big thank you to the Nundle Woollen Mill who supplied the yarn for us Yarnistas.

 

I’ve had some interest in whether I’d make the pattern available & am thinking about putting it up in sections here on the blog. Let me know what you think. Would you like to knit or wear the legwarmers?
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