Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Seaming is moving right along!

A big thanks to Liz for getting the panels seamed together. Ann and Roberta got the long sides of the border picked up and knit. Thanks to Largo for the tip on the border. We should have the throw seamed by the end of the day tomorrow if all goes well. Thursday, several folks will come together and get the short borders finished. Our goal is to have the throw on display Saturday, October 6th!

Stay tuned! Pictures tomorrow...

Saturday, June 2, 2007

Panel A - The Long & Skinny

This panel is long and narrow - only 26 sts per panel. We need to make 4, so I elected to use 2 balls of yarn and I'm using both the center and outer pull. Panels 1 & 2 will be done on ball A and panels 3 & 4 on ball B.

A few days later...
Well, using 2 balls of yarn turned out to be more of a yarn management challenge than I cared for. I still want to make all 4 panels at the same time and decided to use 4 separate balls of yarn. Much better! I found that keeping the balls of yarn in their individual ziploc bag is helping immensely with managing the yarn.

Thursday, May 24, 2007

To Swatch or not to Swatch

That is the question that you must answer. We are using a slightly smaller yarn than what Melissa recommends. We all know the number one rule - swatch first (and I will not advise otherwise). Gems Worsted wants to knit up at about 4.5 sts/inch on a US 7. I recommend swatching just to determine if you like the feel of the fabric. Record the results of your swatch (as far as sts/inch and rows/inch). If you are interested in determining how much smaller your throw will be, we can determine that with a little math.