View Full Version : FO: Neckwarmer by Drops 116-10

09-18-2010, 07:24 AM
My 2 days of longer train rides got me to make and finish the neckwarmer by drops that I wanted to make for a while.

It feels a little wide and I might want to to make the top ribbing again and smaller. But I will see in a few days.

Here is the original pattern:

I will make the wristwarmers, too. But not today. :)

Here are the pics for you:





I am proud that I made it to catch all the strands in the back in such a regular pattern. I had not done much stranding work for a while until I got to the Spongebob pullover and feel accomplished that I made this and worked so smoothly and quickly.

Since I knit this in public on the train you can imagine how many people I met that wanted to discuss the pattern, the multicolor knitting and the general fact of knitting and all the rest. It was entertaining.

My blog holds the pics, too.http://hyperactiveknitting.blogspot.com/2010/09/neckwarmer-drops-116-10.html

09-18-2010, 09:17 AM

09-18-2010, 11:04 AM
That is gorgeous!!!:inlove:

09-18-2010, 12:33 PM
Beautiful work! :inlove:

Again, I'm in awe of your stranding abilities!

09-18-2010, 01:05 PM
Beautiful colorwork!

Jan in CA
09-18-2010, 02:01 PM
That's beautiful!

My dog has a hedgehog like that.. it's her most favorite toy. :thumbsup:

09-18-2010, 05:47 PM
I have to say it along with everyone else......That is truly beautiful....Love the pattern.:yay:

Happy knitting.............:knitting:

09-19-2010, 11:53 AM
Hey girls!
Thank you very much for your praise and support.

Since all my research has not brought me to any video showing my stranding technique I am considering to make a video about that myself. I will let you know when I finally bite the bullet.

09-19-2010, 05:08 PM
Wow! It's beautiful!! Lovely strand work!

09-19-2010, 05:14 PM
I canHey girls!
Thank you very much for your praise and support.

Since all my research has not brought me to any video showing my stranding technique I am considering to make a video about that myself. I will let you know when I finally bite the bullet.

I can't waitĄ:woot: That'll be awesome:yay:

09-20-2010, 03:39 AM
OK, I get started on the wristwarmers and make a video about the stranding part. If you think you can learn of that I am happy to help.

I had that conversation about "how on earth do you do this" with several people lately, especially on this project on the train and they said they had not seen the technique. Maybe it is out there as a video and I will just add another one. But that is not so bad, really.

I think it is nothing special, but that's just me.

I'll get back to you in a few days with a video, I hope.

09-20-2010, 10:53 AM
Great Job and excellent stranding work! :thumbsup:

09-20-2010, 08:35 PM
This is such nice work! Very even, very flat, not lumpy! Great! You should be very proud!

09-21-2010, 01:09 PM
Beautiful work! :inlove:

Again, I'm in awe of your stranding abilities!

What she said! Adding WOW!!!

09-22-2010, 03:50 AM
Thanks girls! I blush when I read this :aww: :teehee:

I have started the wrist warmer to make a stranding video soon. maybe I will even get started tonight. This is really not hard.

09-22-2010, 11:19 AM
Wow, love it! haven't done stranding but it looks so neat.

09-23-2010, 06:18 PM
I made my videos for the stranding. We are mixing them down tomorrow and I will upload them to youtube. The link I will present here, of course.

I hope my method is understandable at all. It is self-invented like a lot of my knitting technique. But I did put it in two videos to show.

09-28-2010, 05:53 PM
My video for stranded knitting is on youtube:


This is the video for the knit side. I will upload the purl-video soon.

If I could only knit English style I would follow the method of philosopher's wool. But since I knit Continental only at this point, this is my only method :)

09-30-2010, 09:57 AM
oh, I finally did it: here is the video for the purl side.


Just try it, it is much less effort, than you all think, really!

09-30-2010, 11:02 AM
Thank you sooooooo much for sharing videos of your stranding techniques! :muah:

I've just started my first stranding project (it's time to start the colorwork tonight - eek!) and this will be so helpful!

I actually knit using the English style, but I think I understand the concept of what you are doing in the video ... we'll see if I'm able to translate what you are doing over to the English knitting style! Although I have been wanting to try learning to knit Continental, maybe this will provide me with the opportunity ....

09-30-2010, 08:16 PM
I just found this video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PsbQ1kKltCo) on YouTube while I was watching the ones that you posted above ... I'm pretty sure that this is exactly what you have been demonstrating, only from the perspective of an English style knitter! Just thought I'd share in case there were any other English knitters out there interested in trying out your technique!

Thanks again! :muah:

10-01-2010, 05:45 AM
oh great!
I will watch it and then forward it to my mother in law who is and English style knitter and would love to do weaving on the inside.

If I could do both styles I would LOVE to use the Philosopher's wool version. But... well, we are all limited to the trades we know :)

10-01-2010, 09:47 AM
Yes, as an English knitter I did find the video I posted above helpful in making sure that I was applying your concept correctly. Your video was overall much better though ... you positioned the camera behind so that the viewer was "looking over your shoulder", so to speak, and seeing the knitting from the same point of view that they would be if they were actually doing the knitting. You did a really good job on the videos. :yay:

It is much harder to follow a video where the camera has you facing the person knitting head on - you are always having to flip things around in your mind and think about how it should look from your position as the knitter (just a tip for any YouTube video makers out there!) :thumbsup:

Anyways, thanks again ... so far my project is going great (although a little slow :teehee: ). I'll post pictures when it's finally done!

10-01-2010, 10:59 AM
thanks for the support.
i feel the same way about knitting videos and made extra sure the angle was right.
Mostly when I show things to someone (or get something shown) in knitting in real life, I prefer the look from the same side, even 90 degrees off is not the same.

Once you have done it for a bit it builds routine and you can "forget" about technique (I think you see this in my video).

I will forward the link you found to my mother in law and will see her smile next time I see her.

And I am waiting for the pictures of your project!

10-01-2010, 01:34 PM
Thank you! :aww:

You are right that once you understand the technique it does get much easier ... you get into a groove and are able to do it more quickly. Even on only my second round I was already finding it more comfortable and faster than the first round.

Hopefully it won't take me too long to complete ... my knitting time is a little more limited than I would like! :teehee:

10-02-2010, 12:42 PM
glad to hear that you make progress. Show me pics, will you?

11-28-2010, 09:21 PM
That is really *gorgeous*!! Well done!

11-28-2010, 09:23 PM
Oh my goodness! That is amazing work!!! Wow! Wonderful job!!

11-29-2010, 04:22 AM
thanks, girls. I have now finished my hat going with this and am the proud owner warmed by neckwarmer, wrist warmers and hat in the same design and yarn.
It was a really fun knit!