Sunday, July 5, 2009

Mystery Knit Along Wk 1

Remember to tune in 7/16 for the questions of the contest.
You can post pictures of your projects here
Are your needles ready? ; )

A few notes on my materials before we begin. My needles are a size U.S. 11 -16" circular needle. You could easily use a 24" circular as well. I found some Angora Super from Anny Blatt left in my stash so I am using that. It also felts beautifully. You can use any yarn that felts. If It is less than worsted weight, you will be working with it doubled.

Cast on 100 stitches loosely. Now here is where you have to be careful. Join these stitches, by knitting into the first stitch you casted on. *** make sure the cast on is not twisted before you do this. The easiest way is by keeping the knotted edge of your cast on is on the inside of your circulars, like the first photo shown.

The second photo is me knitting into the first stitch I casted on.

Knit one round, then place a stitch marker before your first stitch on round 2. Knit 50 stitches, then place your second stitch marker. Continue knitting around, until you have 3 inches. Make sure when your knitting is at rest you slide your stitches towards the back of your circulars

Note: If you are using a 24" circular, the first row will be tight knitting on, but will loosen up signifigantly by your third row.

This week choose an eyelash yarn ... We will be using it in next weeks instructions

contact me if any of this is unclear


  1. I am finished with the first week's knitting. Can't wait to see what is next.

  2. ditto! Logging on tonight in hopes of some new instructions/directions