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Thursday, October 5, 2006

New Sleeve Thursday


Following the Muse into the Dark Side, I worried myself into a nub over nothing. QUE? All the hand wringing I was doing about flat vs. circular sleeve knitting was for naught. The Sleeve insisted on being knit with 2 circular needles. #1 is an FO.

It resisted all attempts with a long circular for the Magic Loop – even with a nice flexible cable, the size of the cable at larger needle diameters also increases. So it was just fighting me everytime I finished a size and pulled the next end through for knitting the next side. [Read more about knitting small diameters with one needle here]

I finally went with 2 – 24″ circulars and after the first inch (always trixsie on any project) it went smooth as silk.

Sip ‘n KIP – tonight – 7-9pm 2144 W Division Letizia’s Bakery

12 Responses to “Thursday, October 5, 2006”

  1. Elizabeth says:

    I *love* your knitting model!

    And I’ll see you tonight :)

  2. Tracey says:

    Yet again Bonne Marie, you are the CEO of showing that knitting who’s boss.

  3. Becky says:

    You are so rolling on that. I cast on for my number 2 chocolate sleeve today and am already a few inches into it. The Calmer is a great choice for this yarn; it makes my joins look so neat so I feel like a nifty knitter. Hehe.

  4. Imbrium says:

    You always have such lovely photographs….

  5. Bonne Marie says:

    Hee. I resisted the Calmer for years now and now am enamored – it really turns out nice! Oh Rowan -

  6. LaurieM says:

    I love that shot! What a beautiful mannequin. It must be worth a fortune!

  7. Leah says:

    It’s lovely. I’ve always preferred the two circ method on socks and sleeves to the magic loop. Easier to avoid the ladders.

  8. Karen B. says:

    Love your articulated mannequin! She is so beautiful – golden and glowing.

    So does this mean you’ll add notes to future patterns to adjust for the 2-circ sleevies?

  9. amisha says:

    great picture! and superfast progress on that sleeve…

  10. Bonne Marie says:

    The Beauty is: no additonal directions are needed!

    Knitting with two circular needles is just a way to knit something in-the-round, like you’d knit a tube with double points.

    I picked from three in-the-round options: DPNs or one long needle (magic loop) or two circular needles.

    All give the same end result: pretty sleeves :)

  11. Cathy says:

    I love knitting tubes with two circulars! Works for any diameter. I tried Magic Loop once and ended up with a really kinked cable. I am going to start two Cece sleeves on 2 circulars this weekend! Weeee!

  12. leah says:

    I love the wooden drawers in the background.
    It reminds me of the old antique dentist cabinet I once found in an antique store while visiting my In Laws in North Dakota. I wanted it so badly. Me thinks I will eventually have to have one and it will hold all my prized wordly button and bead collections. I remember the little “secret cabinet” that would hold the drugs used in dentistry. I don’t know why that really fascinated me but it did.

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