something new for Yarn Along.

yarn alongJoining Ginny this week for Yarn Along, I decided to take a short break from my aussiegurumis and microgurumi making and try a  crochet stitch I haven’t tried yet. Boston Chevron Infinity Cowl pic

It is the Chevron Stitch.  I got this lovely pattern from Ravelry. It is called The Boston Chevron infinity Cowl and the pattern is designed and sold by Jocelyn Sass. I look forward to giving my fingers a break from my teeny tiny work and having a go at a project that calls for a 9mm crochet hook.

Meanwhile I am also re reading a wonderful book by a home grown Aussie woman Rosalie Ham called “The Dressmaker” If you haven’t read this book yet, I definitely recommend it.

Crafty people. Is there a particular technique you have thought you would like to try but somehow never got around to?

Join us next week  on Yarn Along to show us what you have been knitting or crocheting and reading!

Author: gentlestitches

the future is in our hands.

17 thoughts on “something new for Yarn Along.”

  1. I heard on the wireless yesterday that “they” are making a movie of this book. How’s that for synchronicity?

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  2. Thank you Linne, the yarn is very enjoyable to work with. I haven’t tried circulars for socks either but many people do. I really enjoy working with the old DPN’s for socks.

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  3. I like circulars for large, flat pieces like big shawls. I have one I’ve been working on for some time (well, not lately) and it’s on three sets of circulars. I haven’t tried the circulars for socks yet. I have some sock yarn somewhere and a library book with the technique.

    I love that yarn at the top; I’ve always been partial to thick and thin yarn, and the colours are gorgeous! ~ Linne

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  4. Thank you, I like the colour too and think it will crochet up well. Circular needles can be tricky yet some people won’t use anything else. Personally I prefer double pointed needles in a four or five for circular knitting. There seems to be more control somehow. Let me know if you give the circular needles another try.
    I am sure you could master it. 🙂

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  5. Good morning from a cold England 🙂

    love the coloring of the wool in the top picture, I used to have a handwoven rug many years ago in very similar coloring.

    As for getting around to a particular technique, yes. Knitting on sircular needles – like you would for socks and beanie/slouchy hats. I have got the needles, and I have got the patterns, but I just cannot for the life of me get any further than casting on the stitches. For some reason the two connected needles just baffles me, and I feel like I’m trying to use ten thumbs instead of fingers. I have even looked at a youtube video of a lady showing how to start the first row after casting on stitches and connecting etc, but it all seems greek to me.

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  6. Thanks WIlhelmina and I am sure you would pick up the technique very quickly. I haven’t read Summer at Mount Hope, yet.Thanks for the recommendation and I will read it next.

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  7. Yes! Yes there IS a technique I’d like to try out. It’s called swing knitting – it looks funky, carefree and glorious. Although Professor Google seems to know everything, she is unable to locate a way for me to try it out without paying. I’m reluctant to pay unless I have a rough idea if it’s something I can actually do.

    And I loved that book by Rosalie Ham (although I enjoyed her “Summer at Mt Hope” even more). I recommend these books to your overseas readers who’d like a taste of Australia. Darling reads.

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