Thursday, November 16, 2006

Soft is King

WOW!!! I'm wearing these and boy, are they soft. They didn't feel this soft on the needles. I think these are the softest socks I've knit so far - KnitPicks Memories. The other two yarns that are right up there in softness, I think, are Lorna's Laces here, here & here and Koigu.

On the Wallaby front, I am progressing quite nicely. This is a quick & enjoyable knit (especially when knitting the smallest size!). I really enjoy the whole process, watching the sweater take shape. I think it's an extremely clever pattern. It looks a whole lot more complicated than it really is.

Pouch set-up

Getting ready to add the sleeves

Pattern: The Wonderful Wallaby
Source: Cottage Creations
Time: Cast On - 11.12.06
Size: Wanda Wallaby (children's size 2)
Yarn: Lion Brand Jiffy, San Diego (#319)
Sleeves: Magic Loop (2 sleeves on 1 circular) {ribbing-size 6 US (4.25mm) (K1,P1) (12 rnds); sleeves-size 8 US (5.0mm) (42 rnds); Susan Bates Silverado, 32"}
Body Cuff: (K1,P1 rib) (size 6, 32"), 12 rounds
Body: 24 rounds (time to start pouch)
Pouch: P/U 46 sts using size F crochet hook & transfer sts to Susan Bates cirs, size 8 (5.0mm), 32"; 20 rows for initial decreases; 12 more rows for staggered decreases
Remainder of Body: fuse pouch and knit 10 more rnds & then set-up for sleeves
Extra Note: For a colleague of mine at work. It's a girl!!

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