It’s time to delve back into my knitting basket! So bring out your own crafting project, take a seat, and listen to a bit about my finished projects, current projects, and how I began knitting.

Since video format has its colour and detail limitations, I’m also sharing photographs that I’ve edited for colour accuracy (on my monitor at least) and that can be enlarged if you’re a details person too. In lieu of episode notes, I’ll direct you to my Ravelry project page, from which you can find any yarn and pattern specifics that might have caught your eye (or friend me for that matter). But first, since I mentioned it in the video, here is the photograph showing the importance of matching colour dominance in stranded knitting (apologies for the low quality; I can’t find it in my phone photo folder so had to take a screen shot from my Instagram account):

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Finished Objects

Sylvan CowlSylvan Cowl

Oh La La Socks

Works in Progress

Antiquarian ScarfAntiquarian Scarf

Deck the Halls SocksDeck the Halls Socks

Woodsman MittensWoodsman Mittens

Melusine Cardigan

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12 thoughts on “Knitting Video (Podcast): Episode the Second

  1. What a wonderful array of colours and patterns. I don’t know you chose which to pick up and knit, but I particularly love both the colour and the design of Mesuline. I can see you’ve put so much work into it, and I’m sure it will be a garment to treasure.

    1. Thanks! For sweaters, I try to look at what colours/styles would fit best into my existing wardrobe. The rest is a bit more random though. πŸ™‚

  2. Yay, fun!

    It took me way more than 3 times of trying to learn to knit before it finally stuck for me. In addition to being a crocheter first, I’m very left handed. It never stuck until I found a series of videos that taught left-handed Continental knitting (aka mirror knitting). And I was twisting all my purl stitches for an embarrassing length of time after that.

    1. So do you still do mirror knitting? How interesting! I think of knitting as using both hands, but I’m a rightie, so that’s easy for me to say. πŸ˜‰ My dad & sister are both left handed though.

      1. Yes, I still knit from the right needle to the left, and I tension the yarn with my right hand. I’m so left-handed it’s not even funny. I might spin normally, but only at a wheel? On a spindle I spin differently than at a wheel, so at least one of them is right-handed style. But that’s the ONLY thing I intentionally do right-handed.

        Maybe I should plan an entrelac project (or the like) and forbid myself to turn the work, so I’d have to learn to knit back? It feels more pressing, though, to learn how to crochet right-handed, since that’s started bothering my hand (lefty) after a way too short a time, and knitting really doesn’t.

  3. I’m a three-timer too! Once as a kid (taught by my grandma), again in college (when all my friends got scarves out of Lion Brand yarn), and finally, several years after graduation, the habit stuck. It’s crazy how many knitters had a similar kind of stop-and-go start!

    I never really got what to do with shawls or why people loved them so much until I started wearing them more kerchief style, with the widest part in front and the ends looped around my neck and hanging down also in front (sometimes tucked behind the center part). I pretty much never wear mine like actual shawls. I’m a huge cowl fan, too, especially in lace or fingering weight. My problem with scarves is that when made in a lighter weight yarn, they always seem to curl up! I just frogged one I loved but never wore because of how badly it rolled in on itself.

    The Melusine cardigan, in particular, is beautiful. I can’t wait to see it finished. And I’m so impressed that your first sweater was one you created. The Oh La La socks would make me smile every time I wore them, and I adore my Stockholm Cowl (even though it’s too heavy for me to wear much where I live now).

    1. I thought about trying a shawl kerchief style, but I think I’d rather just wear a cowl at that point! I’m not big on triangles, lol. I will keep the curling issue in mind when trying out scarves; the one I’m knitting now is all garter so stays flat. So many factors to think about!

      I can’t wait to see the Melusine cardigan finished either. ;D It’s been a bit of a saga, as you know via Instagram, but the body fits well now, so I’ve just got the sleeve caps to sort out and then the edging. I’m hoping it’ll be done within a week, maybe two!

  4. You have said nothing to us for over a week! We could be starting to fret thinking you are rolled up into an enormous ball of yarn …
    Hope all is well & you are too happy busy to be posting …

    Cdn Anne in Cambridge (the U.K. one)

    1. Hi Anne! My mom came to visit, so I was too busy to blog. Sorry about that! I’m aiming to post knitting videos fortnightly, so at least I’m not behind on that yet. If you’re on Instagram, I’m quite active there. πŸ™‚

  5. I really enjoyed this video, I loved seeing the projects and also hearing about how you got started knitting. Those Oh La La socks are adorable!
    It seems like I’ve picked up and dropped knitting a few times in life as well. I would love to try and get started again as the weather here in the Midwest is really perfect right now for curling up and knitting.

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