Friday, March 18, 2011
Transformed into Sock Yarn Scrap Bag Cowl
So it was a nice shawlette before I frogged it, I agree. BUT, isn't the cowl awesome???? It is a gift and will be given shortly. I love this simple pattern of Dorisann's called the Sock Yarn Scrap Bag cowl. It is a freebie on Ravelry.
I've cast another on, in washable acrylic Vanna's choice for ME! Karen and I had a private lesson yesterday and I learned lots. I learned how to cast on an appoximate number of stitches based on the size of the finished garment with a different yarn. I was able to put it into play last night. THe original pattern calls for thin sock yarn and the cast on is 120 stitches.
THe Vanna's choice is sport weight so I used Karen's formula, (inches of garment times 3.5 = Number of stitches to cast on) and I got 88.
I cast on 88 and then knit a few test rows. I took it off, popped it over my head, to make sure it was size worthy and yes it was!
Have you used this formula before? Karen also taught me to pick up dropped garter stitches. I knew how to pick up in stockinette, and NOW I know the little bit trickier fix for garter. Since I LOVE me some garter this will be hugely helpful to me in the future.
She also taught me how to add buttons to my blog side bar.
Want a great teacher? Karen is that and more!
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