This week we compare notes on the Lotus Blossom Tank and bamboo yarns, dive into our stashes for knitting fantasy, and put out the call to everyone who loves Annie.
Lotus me, lotus you
For the first time ever, we knit the same pattern! Let us lead you to the world of bamboo.
- Chainette construction
- More supple & pliable
- Soft, like a organic cotton
- Good substitute for silk
- 14 plys of 2 plys
- More sheen
- More similar to a mercerized cotton
- Good substitute for mercerized cotton or rayon
- Lengthen the distance from the garter stitch to the armscyce
- Shorten the back to compensate for the bamboo stretch
Knitting Fantasy Life
The stars align . . . we take our fantasy lives into the stash.
See the sweaters we talk about from the Fall 07 Knitscene here (the Ingenue sweater by Phoenix Bess, Cactus Blossom by Kate Jackson, Road to Golden by Lisa Shroyer)
Gloria by Jane Ellison
Sculptured Knits by Jean Moss
Equestrian Jacket by Kate Gilbert (scroll down)
Classic Elite Provence
Pride and Prejudice
Doctor bag from Knit Two Together
Marilyn's Not So Shrunken Cardigan
Simply Marilyn (PDF)
Corset Tank Top
Simple Knitted Bodice
Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran
Tomato (subscribe to Knitting Daily to get the pattern for free!)
Original skull and crossbones baby hat
Wee call them pirates!
Annie, look what you've done for us
A few things that we wanted to mention: Annie Modesitt needs our help, we get del.icio.us, and Jenny lets go of some stash.
Dig Me Out: Sleater Kinney
Kusamira: Cosamas Magaya