Little Knits in CashLuxe Fine

Melissa from Espace Tricot just sent me these photos of the sweetest little knits! It’s the Guacamole Sweater by Nicole Montgomery knit up in our CashLuxe Fine in Pumpkin. Also the Gathering Stripes Sweater by Veera Välimäki also knit up in CashLuxe Fine in Tumbled Stone and Natural. And finally, the Little Sister’s Dress (Kjole…

Lady Emmeline of Petite Purls

Back in August, local knitwear designer Holli Yeoh came by the studio to choose yarns for her new colorwork knitting design, Lady Emmeline, for the colorwork issue of Petite Purls. At the time, we had Carly, a fashion design intern from Ryerson, working at the studio and Holli was so gracious and helpful. Holli gave…

Using your handspun

Bluefaced Leicester handspun used for a warp… this is ready to put on the loom now. Sometimes when I’ve spent a zillion hours dyeing the fibre, spinning fine singles yarn, then plying the yarn (ending up with half or even a third of the original yardage) and then soaking and setting the yarn… I feel…

And it’s done!

It’s a _ta da_ moment. The Baby Norgi — done. Fear of steeking — gone. Time to celebrate — now. This moment was hard-won. I mean, I had to seam and rip out the sleeves THREE TIMES. I think I was jinxed! Yesterday, Liza commented _”Do you even make mistakes?”_ and the answer is YES!…

Trellis: Another baby sweater

Baby things are so deceiving. They look so small, so cute, so… quick to knit… I get so easily sucked into the dream that I’ll be able to knit that baby thing up _in no time_. Of course, the operative words here are “no time”. What with working on the weekends and evenings, I can…

Made the cut

I finally made the cut. It wasn’t as freaky as I thought it might be. The first cut. And the second cut. Have you seen [Diana's](http://www.streetsandyos.com/archives/2005/08/baby_norgi_1.php) version? It’s beautiful.

Cutting soon.

The sleeves are done, see… I don’t know if you can tell but the sleeve on top is bigger than the sleeve underneath. The difference? I initially used 3mm Addi’s and the magic loop technique, but I was finding that some of the stitches were getting distorted and ugly. So on the second sleeve, I…

Blocking Baby

Blocking is genius. It takes bubbly, nasty-looking knitting and makes a beautiful smooth and even fabric…even on the backside! I wet-blocked the body of the norgi by soaking it in cool water for about a minute, blotting away the water with a towel and then pinning it to my blocking board. I steamed it very…

Baby Norgi

The Baby Norgi is on its way! I’ve done nearly 6 inches of the body — but at 36 sts and 40 rows per 4 inches, it’s taking a while. Yes, I know I’m knitting tighter than the recommended gauge in the pattern, but I’m just doing this to learn the steeking stuff — I’m…