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Norwegian Lusekofte Sweater

Posted on March 25, 2010 at 1:30pm 3 Comments

I started this in March 2010 and have finished the cuff pattern of the first sleeve (March 25.1010). I had to rip it out once as I wasn't paying attention and messed up the pattern. So far the pattern is not so hard to read (did have to get a little clarification) - but I am pleased with my ability to get this far.

April 25, 2010 My sleeve sat around for almost a month before I ripped it out and begin again. I have just finished the increase rows on sleeve one and am proceeding…

Andean Chullo Hat

Posted on March 9, 2010 at 7:26am 1 Comment

I have finished knitting my hat and now have only the trim left to complete. After several trial runs - and ripping - I decided not to do the top i-cord and tassel as I couldn't get a clean color change and once I started knitting in the pumpkin - it didn't look as striking. I am however going to put tassels on the ear flaps and complete the edging i-cord in navy blue. I love this hat! It was fun to knit and very easy. It has been a great take along project (I wound my colors onto bobbins so I… Continue

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At 8:18am on March 12, 2010, Susan the Blue Lake Knitter said…
Dying mohair should be just like dying any other natural fiber. But Suri Dream is not mohair, but alpaca combined with wool and nylon. You might try a small sample and see how it looks... the Suri Dream in natural already has some color in it, so that may have a effect on the end result. I would mix up a very small amount of the dye and dye about a yard or two of the Suri Dream and see what happens... make note of how much dye you used, as you will need to increase the amount for the larger quantity of yarn. I don't know what color you are shooting for, but colors containing a lot of blue are very difficult to exhaust - that is when the yarn soaks up the color and leaves a nearly clear water solution. If the color exhausts almost completely, your yarn will be more color fast.

Lace is intense, that is why I have only done small projects, and mostly used larger sized yarns. It's a beginning! And thanks! --S
At 6:04pm on March 9, 2010, Susan the Blue Lake Knitter said…
Dee, Yes, they do... I just added three lace shawl projects to my list for my DGDs today... LOL... like I didn't already have other things planned for them. oh, well. I love to knit, it's just been getting in the way of my spinning... but the hat is on my list and I have a couple of people that I think will appreciate one. --S
At 3:54am on November 23, 2009, Kelley Petkun said…
Hi Dee!!

I believe we do have small knit swatches in the color cards. But, I will mention it at our next catalog planning meeting. We are always pushing and pulling in terms of space in each catalog. Thanks for the suggestion.l

Yours in knitting,

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