Wow, we're so close to the end here!
A quick update so say I have finally finished my socks!
Blocking fixed a few of the problems, and I was excited to try my new sock blockers
Sunday, 10 June 2012
Monday, 4 June 2012
download the PDF pattern here and find it on Ravelry here.
This scarf measures 7 feet 4 inches (88 inches) length by 9.5 inches width, and the double layered double knit fabric mixed with the lusciously soft yarn makes it something to snuggle up in which will keep you warm in the coldest weather. Plus the colours mean that it is perfect for either men or women, the only requirements are a liking for Warhammer. The double headed aquilla logo celebrates the famous models without being too loud or obvious; a great way to subtly show off your geekery.
Yarn used: Rowan DK Cashsoft, Black, 11 skeins
Rowan Pure Wool DK, Yellow, 0.5 skeins
Yarn requirements: 1550 - 1650 yards MC, 65 - 100 yards CC
Needles: 3.5mm straight
Gauge: 12 stitches, 17 rows in 2 inches, measured on one side of the double layered fabric only.
This is not a very difficult pattern, though it does take a long time to do, so I would suggest that some knowledge of double knitting is useful.
If you are a beginner at double knitting, I can highly recommend the tutorial and instructions found here: http://www.knittinghelp.com/c/free-knitting-patterns-heart-double-knit-hot-pad
A video tutorial for the cast on used can be found here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=GQpsC1FKGrU
I'm loving the 4 day Jubilee Weekend we're getting at the moment. It's really helped me to get cracking on some more work, plus I went out for my 21st yesterday night, and don't feel guilty about spending most of today on the sofa, since I have 2 more days to get everything done. And my parents are coming down to visit tomorrow to celebrate with me, since I'm on placement on my actual birthday, so I won't get to see anyone then.
I hope everyone has had a good weekend, and I can't believe how close we are to finishing this!