I wanted something quick to knit before casting on a pair of socks I'm going to knit in a KAL.
I grabbed this yarn (Araucania Nature Wool Chunky Color #135) - a gift from a fellow knitter (I think it was momwolf):
I decided to make Calorimetry
, a free pattern from the Winter 2006 issue of Knitty.
What a fast knit! It only took me about three hours. I made myself finish binding off before going to bed at the late hour of 11:30.
I used the double rib invisible bindoff from the Interweave Knits Fall 2008 issue. If you have this issue, it’s worth taking a look at. I just love the finished edge…invisible, as promised.
A couple of notes before you get to see pictures. I only cast on 92 stitches. This pattern is notorious for turning out too big. I also went down to a size 7 needle. It fits using the hole closest to the end. I do have big hair, though. If you make this, you might want to venture nearer to 100 stitches.
The pattern only required 45 grams of yarn, so it’s a great way to use up some of that stash you might have. I still have about half a skein left.
And now, here are some pictures of my project:
The color in the above picture is a little bright.
Thank goodness I save all of the extra buttons that come with my clothes. I scrounged around and came up with one that worked.
The picture above depicts the true color.
Thanks for looking!!