Monday, April 04, 2016

Refined Knits

When I received Jennifer Woodhouse's new book, Refined Knits, in the mail before I could even thumb through it my 13 yr old daughter was already stash diving (in my stash, of course). Zemy immediately cast on the Camellia sweater.

It is a bit of a challenge for a 13 yr old. We made 2 modifications. One was the 11 row chart for the button band. A 12th row was added ( knit the knits, purl the purls) so that she didn't have to work the more complicated sts from the wrong side. The second was to adjust length for her height.

Note: errata for casting on Camelia's sleeve sts- the 2nd sleeve numbers for all of the sizes were not transposed, use the numbers for the first sleeve.

My neighbor who is going through breast cancer treatment is also a knitter.
She was looking for a new project to keep her mind calm. After looking at my copy of Refined Knits she bought a copy....and so did each of the members of her knitting group. They cast on and are knitting together the Victoria sweater.

This is a beautiful book filled with many sweaters that we are looking forward to making. I highly recommend this book.

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