Block(ing) Party.

It has been a week of finishing up WIPs.

First on the blocking board was my Icelandic yoke cardi:
Icelandic Yoke Cardi

I took this off the mat this evening and I love how it turned out, and it fits wonderfully. Hoping to get some glamour shots soon… though the temps are on their way up at the moment, so I don’t know how feasible that is.

Pattern: Létt-lopapeysa með stuttum munsturbekk og hettu
Yarn: Rowan Scottish Tweed
Needles: 4 and 4.5mm
Mods: Added a few extra waist decreases/increases, and increased the number of steek stitches to 6.

Next onto the blocking board will be my daughter’s Tomten:

It fits, though I wil try to increase the width ever so slightly during the blocking process. The length is great. And I finished with a grand total of 12” of red yarn left over. I only did four garter ridges for the button band as a result… I would have preferred six.

Pattern: Tomten by Elizabeth Zimmermann
Yarn: Red is handspun 3ply Shetland that I custom ordered from Wildcraft. Yellow is Hifa 2, held doubled.
Needles: 4.5mm
Mods: adjusted the stitch count for sizing. Actually, I mostly just did the pattern by memory. I think this is my 5 or 6th Tomten in the last five years.

On the sock blockers is a pair of socks for Joey:
Horizontal tartan

The yarn is from Friday Studios and on Friday, when it arrived, it looked like this:
Stripey goodness

I cast on Friday night, but was so sick I didn’t get past the cast on. I started in earnest on Saturday and I only put them down long enough to finish the two cardis. The socks were finished Tuesday. I love self striping sock yarn. It makes me happy. The legs are extra long, about 9.5” from the top of the cuff to the top of the heel flap, and are a size 39. I still have 25g left over.

Pattern: My basic 64 stitch sock pattern
Yarn: Friday Studios self striping
Needles 2.25mm

Which means I have something not on the blocking boards. My Multnomah:
Handspun Multnomah

I’m using some handspun.

This is a club colourway from Wildcraft from March 2011. It is called Dorset Heath and is BFL and sparkly nylon, spun as a fingering weight 3ply.

I wonder how long it’ll be until this shawl joins the blocking party.


Thank you for sharing your FOs! They all look fantastic. Love the yoke sweater.

Your handspun is stunning!

Kelley Petkun2 · 28 June 2012, 16:14 · #