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Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Knitting Rib Warmers

I've agreed to teach a workshop on rib warmers at The Yarn Patch in November. It's to be a knit along. I've worked it out so that we'll be using gauge x measurement (imagine that!) and can use any yarn we want. I decided I needed to develop and test, so I've been knitting rib warmers almost exclusively over the last couple of weeks. And the old axiom is true - if you really want to learn something, teach it.

Here are the three that I've knit as display models for the shop. I have at least 3 more planned or in the works to have ready before the class, and I plan to knit along with my class, so that's one more. Good thing I love these!

The bright multi-colored one belongs to the shop, and I knitted it in a worsted wool/acrylic blend. Sheri chose kid colors for this, and it's been knitted to fit a 13-year old young knitter. Button selection is in process.

I knitted the green and brown ones for myself, so those are on loan to the shop as demo garments. The brown one has I-cord trim, the green one is just garter stitch with no trim. Though I made the green one a tiny bit larger than the brown, I think it's grown a bit while hanging in the shop for the last couple of weeks, which is why it looks much larger. It really isn't much larger. But after the class it will probably benefit from a wet blocking, and I may add I-cord trim to it as well.

These really are fun to knit and don't take long. It's safe to say they're my favorite vests, and I'm happy to have had the incentive to make more for myself. Once I've completed the I-cord portion of the class and used my current I-cord disaster rib warmer as a "what not to do" demo, I'll fix that one. Pictures on that forthcoming.

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At 6:26 AM, Anonymous Liz said...

They look great. Can we do the knitalong from a distance? ;-)

P.S. I've started the fair isle gloves but I've been so busy, I'm waiting until I have a moment to sit with it quietly. It's slow going, trying to work out how to hold the yarn. With practice, I'm sure I'll get the hang of it.

At 7:12 PM, Blogger Carol said...

Nifty. and a "what not to do" demo can actually be more instructive than a "what TO do" demo sometimes.....

At 10:00 PM, Blogger Kari said...

Neat. They all look very nice and have fun with the class. :-)


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