Posts Tagged ‘wisdom yarns’

Poems Wrist Socks

Saturday, December 20th, 2014

This week we are keeping things merry and bright in the twinkling colours of the season with a project that is sure to bring jolly smiles around the Christmas tree.  As a stocking stuffer or ‘after holiday’ gift, these cosy wrist socks are as much fun to knit as they are to wear.

May your holidays sparkle and shine

with moments of love, laughter, and goodwill.

From all of us at Diamond Yarn, we wish joy and peace

to you and yours this festive season.  

 

Knit in Poems Sock, a superwash wool and nylon blend yarn that is magically-dyed to allow colors to gradually travel from one set to the next, and repeat again all within one 100g ball.  Choose from nineteen gradient shades and knit a pair or two!

POEMS WRIST SOCKS

POEMS WRIST SOCKS

 

POEMS WRIST SOCKS

Finished Size: 25.5 cm/10 ins x 19 cm/7 1/2 ins

Yarn: 100g Poems Sock by Wisdom Yarns (col #958)

Needles: 2.75 mm double point set

Tension: 32 sts and 40 rows = 10 cm/4 ins

Right Wrist Sock-

Cast on 60 sts, and divide evenly onto three needles.  Join in round, being careful not to twist sts over needle.  Place a marker on first st.

Work in knit rounds for 20 cm/8 ins.

Thumb Opening-

With a scrap piece of fingering weight yarn in a contrast colour, knit across first 10 sts, slip these 10 sts back onto left needle, now knit across these 10 sts in main yarn, continue across round (scrap yarn will be removed later). Work in knit rounds until 25.5 cm/10 ins.  Cast off all sts purlways on next round.  Remove scrap yarn carefully and place 10 sts from bottom of opening on a needle and 10 sts from top of opening on a second needle.  Divide sts onto three needles, rejoin yarn and work in knit rounds until thumb measures 2.5 cm/1 ins or desired length.  Cast off all sts purlways on next round.

Left Wrist Sock-

Make a second wrist sock to match, working thumb opening over last 10 sts instead of first 10 sts.

Design by: Michele Meadows 

The Kids Are All Knitting

Saturday, July 5th, 2014

Keeping kids busy this summer, all ninety-four days of it may seem pretty simple, but when you factor in the ever-changing weather it does have its challenges, especially at that precarious age when a bag of water balloons, a pail of beach toys, or a stack of books may not get the same enthusiastic reaction as it did in previous years.  Offering them a pair of knitting needles might just ignite their creative interest and start the ball rolling.  Beginning with a small project right off the bat is the best approach, a scarf, a cowl or a hat requires a shorter attention span and greater satisfaction as a result.

 

Head Start by Sirdar

Head Start by Sirdar

A fresh idea from Sirdar, Head Start is a project in a ball, topped off with a fuzzy flash of faux fur.  This yarn is soft and cosy, yet thick enough to make it rewarding for first time knitters.  Look for all four shades- Pink Rocks, Soda Pop, Teen Spirit, and Electric Blue.  Hat pattern included on label.

 

Head Start Scarf by Sirdar

Head Start Scarf by Sirdar

A great follow-up to the Head Start hat kit, this scarf project requires two balls and a pair of 10 mm needles.  Kids will learn the basic knit stitch quickly with this super chunky yarn and enjoy a few hours of simple enjoyment, working with their hands and creating a trendy accessory to wear when the weather cools down.  Also a great little kit to giftwrap for birthdays.

 

Big Impact Cowl by Wisdom Yarns

Big Impact Cowl by Wisdom Yarns

The arm knitting craze shows no signs of slipping away, quite the contrary, it is gaining more momentum as fall yarns appear on the horizon in luscious new colours and textures.  This technique utilizes both arms in much the same way as knitting needles to create a very loose airy scarf or cowl.  Its a great way to keep the kids occupied while on a road trip, around the campsite, or anytime a group activity is required.  This Big Impact Cowl is a speedy project, worked over six stitches with two strands of yarn held together.  Requires two balls of Poems Forte by Wisdom Yarns.  FREE Pattern.