Friday, July 28, 2006
One Skein & a Bit Wonder
Since my Lorien x-mas in July sale order came in, I could finally finish my sis' OSW. Specs are:
Pattern: Stephanie Japel's (aka Glampyre's) One Skein Wonder (OSW)
Yarn: Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece in Blue Paradise - 1 skein + 1 row & BO rows for the body worth of a 2nd skein
Needle sizes: US #6 for the body, #3 dpn's for the arm ribbing ('cause I don't have #2 dpns') and #3 for the body ribbing
size: 16 1/2 - in order not to strangle my sis' arms, I chose not to go to the smaller size (16) and adjusted the pattern for a "16 1/2" which is probably why I ran out of yarn. If I stuck to the 16, I probably would've done fine w/1 skein.
Gauge - the ball band gauge of 5 st/in on the #6's
- This was a fun knit. I now understand the beauty & elegance of knitting from the top.
- Would I knit this again? Yes, but probably not for me. I may do a mini-one for monkey1 some day and I would definitely knit this for one of my younger, smaller shouldered cousins if I want to stick to "one" skein.