Sunday, September 13, 2009

Sapphires-N-Purls Podcast: Episode 2

Yarn Shop:  Imagine!  Located at 4950 Main Street, Bemus Point, NY

Yarn:  Elsebeth Lavold : Silky Flamme
           Knit One Crochet Too : Ty-Dy
           On Line : Supersocke Silk

Magazines:  Debbie Bliss
                    Creative Knitting 
                    Knit Today
                    Simply Knitting
                    Interweave Knits Weekend - Special Issue
                    Fons & Porter's Love of Knitting
                    Jo Sharp Knit Issue 1

Books: Knitting Fiction
            Died in the Wool - by Mary Kruger
            Knitting Bones - by Monica Ferris
           Non Fiction
           The Harmony Guides: Knit Edgings and Trims (Interweave Press)

Sites of Interest: Circle Knitting
                          Knitting Left
Music from: Podsafe Audio
                    Garden Path - Shannon Hurley

The Mystery Knitting Project
It's finally here!  The very first Mystery Knitting Project.  Below is a list of materials you need, the first 20 rows of the pattern, and a picture of what your project will look like at this point.
 There are no fancy stitches in this pattern, but you will be working with two colors.  If you have never worked with more than one color at a time before, don't be intimidated.  It's easy, I promise!  And don't be fooled by the simplicity of the pattern - there is a surprise in store when you are done!

You will need:
US size 7 needles (4.5 mm)
2 skeins of Lily Sugar'n Cream cotton yarn in different colors (Peaches'n Cream will also work. Be sure to use solid colors, and the colors you choose should have a nice contrast.)

I am using Delft Blue (Color A) and Yellow (Color B)

Abbreviations used in this pattern:
K= knit
P= purl
RS= right side
WS= wrong side

Using color A, cast on 41 stitches using whichever cast on method you prefer.
Row 1 (RS): Knit all stitches
Row 2 (WS): Knit all stitches

Switch to color B (To change colors, simply drop color A, and pick up color B and begin knitting)
Row 3 (RS): Knit all stitches
Row 4 (WS): Purl all stitches

Switch to color A again
Row 5 (RS): Knit all stitches
Row 6 (WS): K 19, P 3, K 19

Using color B
Row 7 (RS): Knit all stitches
Row 8 (WS): P 19, K 3, P 19

Color A
Row 9 (RS): Knit all stitches
Row 10 (WS): K 16, P 9, K 16

Color B
Row 11 (RS): Knit all stitches
Row 12 (WS): P 16, K 9, P 16

Color A
Row 13 (RS): Knit all stitches
Row 14 (WS): K 13, P 15, K 13

Color B
Row 15 (RS): Knit all stitches
Row 16 (WS): P 13, K 15, P 13

Color A
Row 17 (RS): Knit all stitches
Row 18 (WS): K 10, P 21, K 10

Color B
Row 19 (RS): Knit all stitches
Row 20 (WS): P 10, K 21, P 10

And this is what it should look like at this point.

That's it for this episode.  I hope you enjoyed listening!  Be sure to join me at the end of the month for the next episode.  I'll have more magazine and book reviews, the Girls Night In knitting and a movie, and lots more.  Until then, Happy Knitting!

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