In my quest to learn knitting I purchased several classes from Craftsy.com.
Up first, Knit Lab with Stephanie Japel.
The first project is the Lacy Keyhole Scarf.
- Longtail cast on
- Knit stitch
- Purl stitch
- Yarn over knit one
- Knit 2 together
- Bind off
- Seaming pieces together
- Weaving in ends
I chose Lion Brands Wool-Ease in Blush Heather and 5mm straight bamboo needles.
This was a fun first project (I haven’t done more than knit, purl, knit front back).
I love the lacy look and liked learning how to bind off and cast on to make the keyhole (I could use more practice with this).
I’m not sure I would wear this much, but I think this would make a very cute scarf for Miss ME (with the plus that with the keyhole it would stay on her!).
I planned on doing the second project in the class, but it is not possible at this time.
Craftsy.com is going through a relaunch of the site and I can’t access any of my classes or patterns (sigh).
So, my next project is the Expression Fiber Arts Ravelry Group’s CAL.
The pattern is Expression Fiber Arts Pink Pearl Hat.
I have several hanks of yarn from the site, but I have had Shimmering Cashmere (color way: Space Nebula) languishing for months.
I simply could not find a project I wanted to use for this yarn (its too thin for any project I wanted to do).
My plan is to use both this yarn and the remainder of the Blush Heather Wool-Ease to make the hat.
I’ll finally use this yarn and not waste the Wool-Ease, a win-win!