Sunday, 16 April 2017

Knitting Knotes - Roxy



Roxy


Back in 2015 I made Eros which was my version of Marie Wallin's Eos. I have worn this jumper a lot, so I decided I would make another version with a different pattern. I decided to use Wendy Supreme Luxury Chunky Cotton again because I like the jewel colours.

This time I chose the lace pattern from Elegant Lacy Vest.

Finished Measurements are:

Length: 67cm
Chest: 116cm
Length to arm: 45cm

Yarn: Wendy Supreme Luxury Cotton 11 x 100g = 1100g
Needles: 6mm, 6mm circular, 6.5mm

Instructions:

Back:

6mm - Cast on 82 sts, 2x2 rib, 16 rows, increase 1 st each end on last row.

Change to 6.5mm - begin lace pattern which is 12sts over 16 rows.

At row 59 - decrease for armholes.
Cast off 3 sts at beg of next 2 rows.
Dec 1 st each end of next and following 4 alt rows = 70 sts.***

Continue in pattern to row 93. Divide for neck and shape shoulder -22 / 26 / 22.
##
Row 93 - cast off 6 sts - pattern 16 turn (I put the middle 26 on a holder at this point).
Row 94 - put 2 sts on a pin - complete row.
Row 95 - cast off 7 sts - pattern to end.
Row 96 - put 2 sts on a pin pattern to end.
Cast off.

Rejoin yarn and match the other side.

Front:

Same as back to ***

Continue to row 81. Divide for neck - 27 / 16 / 27.
Row 81 - pattern 27 turn. (I put the middle 16 on a holder at this point).
Row 82 - Decrease 1 st at neck edge on next 5 alt rows = row 92.

Row 93 - shape shoulder as for back from ##

Sleeves:

Using 6mm - cast on 30sts 2 x 2 8 rows. Increase 5 sts evenly on last row.

Change to 6.5mm
Work in stocking stitch (or pattern if you prefer).
Inc 1 st each end of 3rd row = 37 sts.
Inc 1 st each end of 6th row x 4 = 45sts.
Inc 1 st each ed of 8th row x 4 = 53 sts.
Knit 5 rows (dependeing on arm length you could miss this out).
Cast off 2 sts at the beg of next 2 rows.
Dec 1 st each end of next row.
Dec 1 st each end of alt rows to 43 sts.
Dec 1 st each end of next row = 41 sts.
Cast off.

Neck:

Using 6mm circular.
Pick up 96sts as follows:
From the front - 19 down each side of neck and 16 from the middle.
From the back - 8 down each side of the neck and 26 from the middle.

2 rows 2x2 rib.
On the next 8 rows decrease 1st each side of the shoulder seam (4sts in total per row).
Rib 1 row.
Cast off loosely in rib.

Sew up.

Elegant Lacy Vest - the pattern used for the lace. 


I have also recently finished these socks.

Love Heart Lines

I used Sirdar Heart and Sole and Ocean Lines pattern by Jane Burns.

As it is Easter Sunday - here are some spring pics from my garden.






Saturday, 1 April 2017

Out and About in Venice

Quite simply this is the most beautiful city I have ever been to.

We took a Friday night Ryan Air flight to Venice Trevisio. A bus outside the airport is waiting to take you to Venice, this was 22 Euros return. The bus dropped us off at the water taxi station (vaporetti) and we took a water taxi (I'd bought tickets online previously) to Rialto, we then made our way to our hotel using a map from the water taxi office. Venice is quite small and easy to find your way around. We did jump on and off the water taxis, but only because I'd bought tickets previously, we didn't really need them in all honesty. That said they do take you further afield too, so if I went back I would get them again. 


Gondola Ride

Saturday morning Gondola ride, a lovely gondolier who gave us lots of interesting facts and figures. 







Grand Canal






Little bridges and canals


Bridge of Sighs






St. Mark's Square and Lagoon








Little Squares and Churches






Prison


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