Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Sampler Knitting

Here are the samplers I did for The Walker Treasury Project.

Twin Trees II
I'm not sure I like the way this came out. I knit it with sock yarn on 3.25mm needles and I think I am going to redo it in a heavier yarn so the pattern can show through more.

This is the turtle. I used some Lang Lara for this. I found the yarn to be splitty but I love the way this and the hobby horse came out.

This is the butterfly. I used some Bernat Softee Baby.
This is the five branched candlestick. I loved knitting this pattern.
This is the hobby horse. Believe it or not I knit it with the same yarn as the turtle even if the picture doesn't look like the same colour.
This is the spider. When I originally asked if this pattern was still available I was told yes. It turns out it has been done by someone else. I don't mind. I had such a good time knitting these I am wondering if I want to do more and make it into an afghan of some kind.

I also knit the bear but the pictures didn't come out clear. I am going to take more pictures of everything tomorrow morning so I can try and post better pictures to the blog. Now I have to finish the tier I am in knitting on the Forst Path Stole so I can take a better picture of that. One step at a time just like everything else in life.

I learned a lot doing these samples. I have been knitting lace for about 10+ years now. I always knit my lace from charts. If a pattern isn't charted I chart it. I just find it much easier to follow. Aran/cables, on the other hand, I have always done from the written pattern. After I had committed to do knit these patterns I was afraid I might have bitten off more than I could chew. The charts look a lot more complicated than they actually are. I did the turtle first because it was the smallest. I got it finished in no time. I have gained a lot of confidence from this project. Now I want to look for something from book 1 that I can knit. That would mean I have contributed at least one pattern from each of the books.


  • At 9:26 p.m., Blogger Sheri said…

    What an interesting afghan that would be with all the different squares. I think they all came out great, and very clear in these pictures.
    Sheri in GA


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