Lovely hat and cowl. The butterfly pattern is perfect and the colors look great. You have a thoughtful daughter.
Very pretty. I love shawls.
Lovely stocking. The green tree on the white background is perfect.
I finished lining the stocking in light blue flannel last night. This is the first time I knitted the name directly into the pattern, normally I duplicate stitch it when completed. I chose fluffy yarn for the trim on the hat and really like the way it turned out. There was enough contrast between the trim and the body even though they are both white. My son did not want a design on the back although the pattern includes one. I just knitted straight without adding the design. It is very well written and easy to follow although the hat, trim and background colors are different than the original pattern. This created a bit of a problem because the graph is in the colors the designer chose. I have other patterns that have 2 graphs, one in color and one without color. I then use colored pencils and sketch in the colors I am using. Easy peasy. This time I had to remember to change colors when working the chart. I did this by writing out the color changes longhand. Time consuming but much easier for me. This is nothing new because I prefer this method each time I knit a stocking. I do this all the time for the graph on a separate paper and do not have to fiddle with counting each square as I knit. All in all I am pleased with how it turned out and my son loves it. I see another one in my future for great grandchildren as they come along.
This is a paid pattern on Etsy by Knotty Needle Worker.
Beautiful sweater. Your mom looks lovely in your design. The color is also perfect.
I also like to embroider the names especially if they are long. I embroidered Christopher and Alexander on the front of the stockings where duplicate stitch didn’t fit. I also knit your Santa stocking.quote=Dory]Love your Christmas stockings! Lucky family members![/quote]
The pattern is from the Mary Maxim Christmas stockings book there are 4 books in the set. Unfortunately I paid for the patterns and cannot give them away. Copyright laws. Sorry.
Do you have the pattern for this? Would appreciate it
I decided to knit stockings for future great grandchildren and for my grandchildrenÃ¢ÂÂs future spouses. Hopefully I will be able to add names on them when they are given but if not my daughter will have them added. Each of my children and grandchildren have stockings knitted or needlepointed by my mom or myself. Some of them have been used each year since 1969. None of my children or grandchildren knit and they have no desire to learn, so IÃ¢ÂÂve been asked to Ã¢ÂÂget busy and knit someÃ¢ÂÂ. How could I turn down that request?
My husband bought me my Stanwood large winder and umbrella swift as a package this past Christmas. Reasonably priced for the combo. I wouldn’t go back to using my Knit Picks after seeing what a dream it is to wind using the Stanwood. You get what you pay for is true, but if you don’t wind a lot of yarn I feel the KnitPicks is good for the price.
I put a stopper on one end of the cable with stitches on it after I've unscrewed the needle. Then I put the unscrewed needle on the longer cable with a stopper on the end of that. I knit the next row/round with the longer cable working needle then attach the needle from the shorter cable when the row/round is finished. This works for me.
I also change cable size this way. Most often when I knit pullovers I start out with a 60” cable and using magic loop. I have more than enough cable for the entire sweater and I also have the option of trying it on without fiddling with the cable. It works for me. I prefer topdown as I find it is the easiest for adjustments if necessary. I am short and small boned and always have to adjust the length of the body and sleeves. When I get to the sleeves I use the above method to change to shorter cables.
The sweater is stunning. I so want to knit a center cable pullover. Maybe this winter. The color is very becoming. Beautiful knitting.
Whenever I knit with ribbon yarn I weave in the ends and then secure them with a few stitches sewn at the end and at times a stitch in the middle of the tucked in tail. I use thread as close to the color of the yarn as possible. Ribbon yarn is slippery and tends to come undone. Since using this method, the tails never come loose.