My fiber plans for 2016 include these five projects.
I am still working (slowly) on these socks. They were started in September, it’s now February. Not a lot of progress lately since I had to knit the biggest entrelac in the world in the meantime.
I’ve been dying to make a freeform project, and this pattern from Jane Thornley looks perfect. It’s designed for any gauge yarn. I plan to use some hand spun art yarns in this project, along with leftovers and things I’ve been holding onto because they are so “special”. This includes yarns that I only have one skein of, so cannot do a big project with them on their own.
In an effort to improve my crochet skills, I’ll probably attempt this one before the larger scarf below.
This cool crochet pattern is perfect for super bulky handspun. I plan to dye a couple of rovings and spin them into super bulky art yarn for this project.
I like the look of these easy socks. They seem nicely fitting and good for hand dyed yarn. I’m always looking for sock patterns that break up pooling and blotchiness that can occur when knitting with hand dyed sock yarns. I will probably use a Turkish Toe and Cat Bordhi’s Sweet Tomato heel, I enjoy knitting them and the fit works for me.
One thing I really like about the Turkish Toe is that it’s seamless, that makes it comfortable and sturdy.
I usually knit 3.5 repeats of the heel on 1/2 the stitches, rather than recommended 3/4 of the stitches, because I’m too lazy to move the stitches around on my circular needles when it’s time to do the heel.
Yes, I use circulars for socks, and almost everything else. I like that I can’t drop or lose them, and I find DPNs clumsy and hard to hold on to.
I’m sure I’ll also knit headbands and cowls and lots more this year.
You can see all my finished and ongoing projects here on my Ravelry page.
What fiber adventures are you planning this year? Comment and let me know!
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Here’s a little eye candy from the shop.