Friday, December 11, 2015

On and Off the Needles

My sweater is finished!!!! ta da done!!!  I knit Malabrigo super wash fingerling yarn on size 7 needles so I can throw it in the washing machine with my socks.  The pattern is Breakwater.  I love the way the yarn feels and the fit.

I have been knitting bottle socks for stocking stuffers with leftover sock yarn.  I can fold them in half and also use them for a coffee cuff or on a can.  I cast on 48 stitches on 3.25 dpns and knit 2 x 2 ribbing for an inch or two then plain knit then ribbing again.   I decreased 8 stitches for the longnecks before the ribbing, on some I did not decrease and they work the same.  On some I knit all ribbing that works good for a coffee or can cuff and I just knit until it was 5 or 6 inches long or until I ran out of yarn and for some I combined a couple yarns.  The leftover balls have disappeared more space for new yarn! Happy knitting and linking to Judy's OTN. --Ann--


Ramona said...

Your sweater is beautiful and looks great! Love the color. Fun stocking stuffers! I'm going to have to remember your idea.

Judy S. said...

Great sweater! Love the bottle socks, too.