Wednesday, July 26, 2006


Gail asked about the Blue Heron mercerized cotton yarn and where she could get it for less than what her LYS asks for. Unfortunately I don't have any sources. I would contact Blue Heron Yarns to find out where you can find it. Even at $40 a skein it's a good deal for 1000 yards of handdyed fingering weight yarn.

Brooklyn asked about stitch pattern of the Rowan socks I'm working on. The stitch pattern is from Charlene Schurch's Sensational Knitted Socks and is called Woven stitch. I didn't find it in Barbara Walker's Treasury but it's a simple pattern:

Repeat of 4 stitches
Row 1, 2 - Knit
Row 3, 4 - *K2, P2*
Row 5, 6 - Knit
Row 7, 8 - *P2, K2*

Sharon Rose mentioned the Denise needles in response to the query I had about putting a long tube connector on two sets of circulars. I have a set but I don't like them. The cable in the middle doesn't allow the yarn to slide and I've had the tips come off while I've been knitting with them. The one thing about the tube connector I proposed is that it can double as a point protector when not in use as a connecting tube.

So if you have a comment or observation, don't be shy! I really do read them and do respond.


TheBunny said...

Knitpicks has their own set of needles out now and are supposed to be wonderful! They don't have the piece that joins cables so you can lengthen them which really surprises me. Surely it is just a matter of time before they have one.

If we invented our own set, we could have the tip of the needle come off and be replaced with a piece that joins the two needles together. Then you would have your needles in a circle protecting the knitting or a way to extend the set.

FiberQat said...

The Denise needles came with connectors that could be used to connect up to three cables at once. Still don't like the cables.

The thing I want to have is something that doesn't require you buying a full set of needles. I have a drawer full of circulars that I love. If only there was some sort of flexible tubing I could use. Maybe aquarium tubing? I'll have to experiment.