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Tres Chic Veronique


Blue and More Blue!

A quick update before I show the 2 last dresses of the summer that I sewed at the very end of August...

One friday night at Spiders, I noticed that Schrodinger was knitting the most beautiful socks that I have ever seen. The pattern looked like butterflies, or chromosomes depending on the angle... I was smitten. She emailed me the pdf of the pattern (by the way, it's"Esther" by Stephanie van der Linden) that she found on a German Yahoo sock group (Sock-Creativ-List), and as soon as I bought sock yarn at Seaport yarn, I was off! The next thing you know, other Spiders had realized how lovely this pattern is, and a few cast on as well. I'm not sure who was first, but we sure jumped on that bandwagon.
Esther's Sock
OK, fine, this is a crappy picture of a sock on my arm, and you can't even see the butterflies very well. Let's say that I don't want a full reveal until I've finished at least one sock, ok?

Now, I'm still looking for a good Fall Sweater Project. You know what I mean: a good meaty project, with a complicated pattern and an all-encompassing "perfect yarn" search? I want to make Olga's jacket, from the cover of Sensual Knits, but the book is not out yet... I have a couple of design ideas, but they're not fully formed. What to do?... A scarf!
P's scarf
Here is my trick on designing a scarf: you find an awesome stitch pattern, and you add 3 stitches of garter stitch on either side. Voila! This stitch pattern is from one of the Harmony Guides (maybe this one?), and the yarn is the super soft Cashmerino Aran. I picked the shade to match the recipient's eye color! The pattern is easy to memorize and I've discovered that locking stitch markers make perfect cable needles. All in all, perfect subway knitting.

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By Veronique
On Thursday, September 13, 2007
At 9/13/2007 12:00:00 PM