Nicole from the podcast Stash and Burn, is wearing the best slouchy beret, made using the Basic Tam pattern from The Knitter’s Book of Handy Patterns. Knit up in the Gusanito colorway, eggplant.
Vera is wearing a sweater with arresting diagonal eyelets, made from a Russian pattern. She used a lovely color of Cascade 220.
Lorraine shows off the gorgeous poncho made from a pattern in an old issue of Interweave Knits. She used Encore Chunky.
Patty’s cozy blanket is made up of crocheted squares using a medley of Encore Chunky shades.
And finally, Susan’s kids show off their fabulous handknit hats, from left to right Beth, Claire and Maggie.
Before sewing up the lovely Tempest (from Knitty Spring ’08) that Allison knit using Fleece Artist Blue Faced Leicester 2/8, some blocking was needed. Blocking is an essential step in finishing, as it relaxes the stitches, making for easier assembly. Add blocking wires, t-pins, a spritz of water and the process becomes a breeze. Try it out on your next project!
Bob brought in her amazing triangular shawl knit using Malabrigo Lace. Such a lovely transition of patterns, here’s a close up:
And here is Mer showing off her beautiful stole made with Tahki superior. The detail shows off the diamond lace pattern:
Makes me itch for fingering weight yarn, needles and some charts!
What plans do you have for 2009? Do you have a desire to learn how to knit or expand your skills with new techniques? Find the perfect fit in our list of classes. Do you want to use your needles for good? You will find many orginazations to knit for in our Charity Knitting section. Have a very Happy New Year!