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Knitting FOs (Finished Objects)

July 31, 2010

First up, a very fun knit from the Early Fall Knitty 2010 – Coquille by Mary Lou Egan.

I knit the small size with 2 skeins of Crystal Place Mini Mochi (colour:108 – neptune rainbow), but the consensus on Ravelry seems to be that the shawl tends to take more yardage to complete (both sizes). I must knit tightly?

I absolutely loved the colours of this yarn, and originally bought it to make socks for Michael. Then the pattern came out and I was inspired to knit a Coquille instead, which I am actually happy about because I found the yarn very splitty, so even with an easy pattern I had to pay attention.  The yarn also broke on me THREE times, just pulled apart with the slightest tug. I definitely would not have been a happy camper knitting socks with this yarn.

FYI – If you are a member you can check out my Ravelry Project page for more details.

Next up Mystery Socks ’09 (ravelry page) by Kirsten Kapur, which, I gather, were originally part of a KAL (Knit Along), but I laid eyes on the pattern after the mystery part of the kal was complete and LOVED them.

I had a skein of my favourite sock yarn– Handmaiden Casbah– in the Bronze colour way. I could once more rave about this yarn, but I am pretty sure I have made my feelings clear in previous posts.

I adore these socks. They fit me perfectly (I knit the size small to compensate for the bigger yarn gauge)!

FYI – Ravelry Project page

What is on the needles now? Another pair of Michael socks and a new shawl!

3 Comments leave one →
  1. August 1, 2010 5:19 AM

    The Coquille looks great. I made three small ones, and used 2 full balls of Mini Mochi and a few yards of a third. I was also told that I was ‘freakin dreamin’ about the yardage on the large, so I had Knitty boost it. Nothing a knitter hates more than running out of yarn.

  2. August 5, 2010 12:50 PM

    I LOVE those socks! Wish I could knit.

    • August 5, 2010 1:36 PM

      Isabel – I wish I had your garden! Baby steps… for both of us, perhaps.

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