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July 30, 2006

Knitting questions

Blogathon 2006

Ginny asks: What kinds of knitting are your favourites - lace, cables, intarsia, stranded - socks!?

I love lace and cables - anything with texture. I haven't done as much with color work, but I'm planning to try my first fair isle soon. As far as which objects I like to knit, socks and shawls are my favorites.

Ivy asks: What attracts you to socks?

A lot of it's probably all the fun sock yarns. Also, they're small, but feel like more of an accomplishment than a hat or something. You can use all different sorts of stitch patterns. And they're FUN! I love double-pointed needles. And thin yarn.

and What characteristics do you like best and least in a yarn?

The texture/feel is the most important. I have to like handling it. Also important are color and stitch definition (depending on what I'm making). I prefer to use natural yarns rather than synthetic, when possible. I'm sure there are other things that I'm too tired to think of at the moment.

Posted by Kat at July 30, 2006 07:00 AM

I'm with you on the texture - done well, it's great. I find coolour work harder to get in balance (not pulling too tight - or showing holes).
Do you read Eunny? Wow!

Posted by: Ginny at July 30, 2006 07:04 AM
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