Wednesday, January 9, 2013
New Year's Project
While there I saw this pattern book and quickly decided without looking at it, that I needed it for two reasons. 1) I love Fair Isle knitting and 2) I have all the other books in this "Next Step" series. Again, this makes sense right?
I am so glad that I came home with this book. I love the patterns and it is going to help me with one of my knitting goals for this year.
I have always wanted to find a book or magazine that I wanted to knit all the patterns in it. This is the book.
1) begin at the front of the book and knit the patterns in order.
2) there are nine patterns so if I figure one per month and two months for the sweaters and that still leaves me one month for catch up if needed to have everything knit by the end of the year.
3) this book is divided into sections. Each one gives instructions for the techniques needed to knit the projects. Each section is more advanced but stops short of steeking. Even though I have knit lots of Fair Isle projects some of these techniques are different so I am going to give them a try and knit the project using the books directions.
4) since Patons Classic Wool is one of my favourite yarns and I have loads and loads of it in my stash, I am going to knit everything from stash yarn.
January's project is a head band.