Sunday, August 27, 2006

Sewing down live stitches?

Okay, so I've started working on my sleeves, with one done - I've kept the live stitches on a stitch holder because I'm not exactly sure how I'm supposed to sew them down. Can anyone give me some instructions?

Saturday, August 26, 2006

Almost done

Here is my Picovoli right now...I just have the sleeves and blocking to be done. I added a few rows of ribbing at the bottom to stop it from rolling up at the bottom.

Friday, August 25, 2006

New Picovoli


I am making size 40 Picovoli in patons double knitting (100%) cotton. My raglan yoke looks very different from all the completed picovoli. I checked with Kathy (Grumperina). I k-f/b on the wrong side. My knitting is very loose around the stickmarker. Hope you can see my odd raglan yoke form the picture. Comments and suggestions welcomed on how I can correct my raglan.

Tivoli Knit-Along

Thursday, August 17, 2006


Tivoli and Shining Star

I still need to weave in the ends and block it, but it is done!

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

it's done!!

I finally finished! Here she is:

The first photo was taken last night, fresh off the needles; the second, today, just after I applied a crocheted edging:

I used Plymouth Wildflower DK for this, just for the record. I haven't washed or blocked it yet (as if you couldn't tell). I'm so excited! This is the first garment I ever knit for myself, and only the second sweater-type thing (the first being a cardigan I knit for my nephew last year). I think it came out pretty nicely all things considered.

Thursday, August 10, 2006

Washable Yarn Suggestions?

Hi, everyone! I've been lurking here as I finished my first Tivoli in SWTC Bamboo. (My camera is having issues, so I can't yet share my finished photos. Arghh.) It was such a fun knit that I'd like to make a second, this time for a friend who refuses to hand-wash anything. I've been reading previous posts to check for Picovoli made with washable yarns. Have any of you found washable yarns that work well and look good even after the dreaded initial washing? Thanks for your help!

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Greetings fellow Pivo-tico-tivo-pico-voli-ers!

I'm working on getting started on one of my own. I have this supply of black Shine Worsted that I bought for another project and didn't wind up using it for (Tubey...changed to Karabella Aurora 8).

I'm trying to use the Shine Worsted....and I'm getting 24 stitches to 4" on size 6 needles with my flat knitted gauge swatch.

This seems impossible, considering the original yarn (regular Shine sport)/needles (US #4) called for. My plan was to find a reasonable gauge and then choose a smaller size based on the gauge I get, rather than having to futz with the pattern excessively. I don't want to use an overly tight needle size, so I can preserve the hang of the garment.

I'd love to know if
a) I'm crazy
b) I'm the world's tightest
c) other people got similar gauge and subbed Shine Worsted in this pattern

TIA for any help you can offer!