This is what obsession looks like.

This was the year I fell in love with knitting all over again. I tumbled back into it, head over heels, stalking my favourite designers online, swooning over colour and texture and pattern and drape.

I knitted, and I knitted, and I knitted. Squishy soft alpaca, sturdy cotton, bonny, bouncy merino and dreamy silks.

I knitted hats. I knitted mittens. I knitted shawls and scarves and blankets for babies. I knitted a star. I even knitted dishcloths.

I knitted 5.64 km of yarn.

And I loved every freaking minute of it.

photo of yellow lace baby blanket

Baby Chalice Blanket

photo of second lace baby blanket in another colour

I liked it so much I made two

p[hoto of blue lace shawl

Shaelyn

[hoto of yellow lace shawl

Ishbel

Aviatrix baby hat by Justine Turner

Aviatrix baby hat by Justine Turner

Lace textured fingerless mittens knitted in pink wool

Cafe au lait mitts

photo of knitted woollen beret

Early morning beret by Hannah Fettig

more mittens

More mittens

Hitchhiker by Martina Behm

Hitchhiker by Martina Behm

another hitchhiker shawl

and another…

Blue Whale by Stephen West

Blue Whale by Stephen West

Travelling Woman

Travelling Woman

Hogwart's Express by Susan Ashcroft

Hogwart’s Express by Susan Ashcroft

Rainbow Jackson blanket - designed by Tash of Holland Road Yarn Company fame

Rainbow Jackson blanket – designed by Tash of Holland Road Yarn Company fame

Cotton dishcloths in multiple hues... number one

Cotton dishcloths in multiple hues… number one

... two

… two

... and three of many

… and three of many

Star

Star

Charlize shawl

Charlize shawl

Millie modelling the hat I knitted Anders for Christmas

Millie modelling the hat I knitted Anders for Christmas

Craft

A year in knitting

This is what obsession looks like.This was the year I fell in love with knitting all over again. I tumbled back into it, head over heels, stalking my favourite designers online, swooning over colour and texture and pattern and drape.I knitted, and…

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2 thoughts on “A year in knitting

    • Thanks Margie.

      What sort of trouble? The chevron will naturally form from the pattern of increases and decreases. It’s important to stick to the methods specified in the pattern, eg make one right (M1R) as these pull the yarn in specific directions, and help to form the zig-zag. YouTube has some great instructional videos for various techniques. I particularly like the KnitWitch: http://knitwitch.com/videos.htm

      Another tip some people have found useful is using stitch markers between the repeats so you don’t have to count.

      Hope that helps, Lisa

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