Saturday, February 24, 2007

Fuzz Bottom Cap

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Fuzz Bottom
by Candy Wheatcroft
Materials list
Caron Simply Soft Yarn or equivalent
Small amount of eyelash yarn of any type
(Small, Medium, or Large Cap) Size 6, 7, or 8 needles (36 " circular or longer for Magic Loop Method) or (16"circular & double pointed)
6 Stitch markers.
Yarn needle

Cast on 72 sts. with main yarn. Join to make rnd...( follow rib pattern using the tail yarn and working yarn for 4 sts.)
(rib pattern)*k1, p1, repeat from * for 1st rnd.
Add eyelash yarn and follow rib pattern for 10 rnds.
Knit with both yarns for 4 stitches. Cut eyelash yarn.
Continue to knit with main yarn until piece measures 5.5 inches from beginning.

*Knit 12, k2tog, repeat from * for 1 rnd.

Knit next rnd.

*Knit 11, k2tog, repeat from*

Knit next rnd.*

Knit 10, k2tog, repeat from *

Knit next rnd.

Follow this decreasing pattern and knitting the next rnd...until you get to...

*Knit 5, k2tog, repeat from *

*Knit 4, k2tog, repeat from *

*Knit 3, k2tog, repeat from *

*Knit 2, k2tog, repeat from *

*Knit 1, k2tog, repeat from *

*k2tog, repeat from *.Cut yarn leaving a long enough tail to weave into every stitch several times and pull tight.

© 2006 icandyarn. Candy Wheatcroft. All rights reserved.Not to be used for commercial purpose or profit without permission.

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Broken Peg

Poopeee! I broke a peg on my new Majacraft skein winder. I'm actually very angry. I have only used it 3 times. I like everything about the winder except how to get the damn yarn off it! Have to figure out what to to about it. I will not go back to using a niddy noddy!

Tuesday, February 20, 2007


Here is what I had ordered for my birthday June of 2006 (It was still in production then), I received it 1 week after christmas ..... isn't she beautiful. I had to take a photo of the packaging, Jacquie packaged it sooo fantastic, it had to travel all the way from NZ!! Just to let you know if you have no clue what it is, it is a New Zealand Auto Knitter (NZAK) which means it is a circular sock knitting machine (CSM). . I have yet to make a pair of socks with it, but I make socks with my other CSM, a LeGare 400.
I am having the wooden handle refinished, it was a bit rough around the edges. oddly enough the man that is going to refinish it for me is a retired machinist, he has not seen the machine yet, but I bet he will be amazed. Her color is a bit hard to capture in photos. Every photo that I have taken turns out to show mostly blue. The only way I can describe the color is cobalt .... sometimes blue and sometimes dark purple. The main production model is a lovely ripple black. I am going to order a compound cylinder so I can make childerns socks...not that I have kids.. cuz I don't, I just like the fact that I will be able to make them if need be.

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