Sunday, September 25, 2005


Yarn : Minlon Mohair - 100% acrylic (2 strands hold together)
Needle : 4.5 & 5.1mm bamboo straight
Project start : Mid May 2005
Project end : Mid June 2005

Source of pattern : Free pattern from Knitty - Grace

Technique learn :
1) Increase & decrease of stitches
2) Stockinette and garter stitches
3) Pick up stitches along neckline and armhole area
4) How to cast on and cast off
5) All those basic knitting.

Comments :
This is my very first knitted object. I'm a self thought knitter, and really have some hard time to figure out what is stockinette and garter stitches when I first read the instructions. Anyhow, I still continue to try on knitting by using one of the basic knitting and crochet book that I bought many many years ago during my teenages time. This book give a very clear explanation and illustrations on all those basics that I needed to start as a beginner. I got hard time to get the correct gauge as stated in the instrution as well, tried many times and uses all difference size of needles but still couldn't get it. Tried to use 2 strands of yarn after I read some of the knitters method in their blog and volah!! I got it this time. It's fast and easy to knit, and I only finished it in a month, pretty fast for me as a beginner. And it look great as well.

Changes made :
1) Extended the length of the top by 2"
2) Put in extra stitches along the armhole, 44 stitches each.


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