Friday, July 1, 2011

Finished Object Friday

Right now I don't have a lot of finished objects.  Maybe the lace will be finished next week.  Even at the beach I'm still making progress on the Master Knitter Swatches.  Its a stretch to call them finished because I haven't blocked them but will have to wait until I get home.  All  swatches are made with Paton's Classic Wool and size 7 needles.  The patterns are from Barbara Walker's Treasuries (# 1 and # 2).

First one is French Weave Slip Stitch from B. Walker's Second Treasury.  The trick to slip stitch is to always read the instructions for slipping yarn from current perspective you have.  In other words, hopefully clearer, if it says slip with yarn in front and you are on the wrong side, you still slip the yarn in front as you are working.

Second one is Smocking from B. Walker's first book.  This one gave me a bit of trouble at first until I started measuring the smocked loops.  They are half an inch now and that gave the fabric a more even look.

Third one is Herringbone from the first treasury.  This one I had to knit three times to get right.  First time I was too loose, second time I wasn't using a row counter to keep track - its just a four row pattern but that was my downfall.  Sorry this picture isn't as good as the others.

I'm participating in Tami's Amis Finished Object Friday so go check out all the great objects there as well!


  1. Wow, really looks like you're coming along! I just did the smocking stitch for a hat I made last week... fun, isn't it?

  2. Did that smocking stitch use up a ton of yarn ?

  3. I love the look of that herringbone - I don't think I've seen it before. It looks great :)

  4. Oh wow, these are beautiful! I really love the smocked one, what a great texture. And you do gorgeous work.

  5. Great job on the swatches! I always love seeing swatches with amazing stitch patterns.

  6. I've finally managed to find The Second Treasury in a UK store. I've been trying to get it for about a year at an acceptable price, and I've finally done it. I can't wait for it to get here. The only stitch dictionaries I've got are very basic and pretty much all have the same patterns.