Project Update

Working on winter wear… I knit a few neck warmer/tubes with 2/17 Merino yarn. This is a super simple knit and a great way to swatch double jacquard and fair isle patterns.

passap knit

I have also finished a few hoodies and a sweater knit. I used Sinclair Patterns Nova (tall option) as a starting point. The sweater was lengthened on the sleeves and bottom hem to replace the band option.

cut and sew sweater
juki serger sweater

The hoodies have a modified bottom band which length was added to the pattern piece for a looser fit.

kitten hoodie
kitten hoodie
pink hoodie

Post Holiday Stuff

knit swatch

Yep, that is it. Swatches. That is all I have gotten done post holiday. I guess it is not really post holiday. It is actually “in between” holidays since it is Dec. 28 and not yet past Jan 1. The weather has been so nice. We been riding a lot and not spending much time indoors. I did put a new needle number strip on my KH 270 if that counts for anything.

Seriously though, I have finished some handwoven for gifting and I am now moving on to weave another draft. The “gifting” draft (below) was an experiment in a small design with 16 shafts and 16 treadles. The fabric is very nice and will work great for towels. I designed a leaf draft for 16 shaft 32 treadles (3rd photo below). I am not happy with the sample so I have redesigned/redrafted and will be sampling again. These were woven on the AVL with Compudobby.

handwoven
handwoven
handwoven

I was busy as usual and I forgot to post a Christmas greeting, so here it is! Better late than never, right?

christmas sheep
paso fino
Winter Riding
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