Beautiful Knitting

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Let the (Knitting) Games Begin!

Posted by mtmom on February 12, 2010

The torch has been lit in Vancouver, and I have cast on for the Inishturk Tam, a free pattern (there’s a matching sweater too) from Lion Brand.  With some adaptations for yarn and size.  Individual event: “Cable Cross-Country”. (Yarn Harlot’s current Olympic button.)

edited on 2/13 to add this video I watched today, by Cat Bordhi on the use of letter stitch-markers.  What do *you* think about her assertion that, in 5 years, lots of pattern-writers like herself will be writing their patterns to include letter markers.

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3 Responses to “Let the (Knitting) Games Begin!”

  1. […] mtmom has cast on an inishturk tam – a lionbrand pattern which has a matching sweater which I hope will be a future project of mine. I’ll look forward to seeing how the tam turns out. […]

  2. Jean said

    That is an interesting concept with the letter markers, I’ll have to give it a try. I don’t feel that every pattern writer will be using this, knitters are such a varied group, independant in their ways and there are so many beautiful stitch markers out there that are just begging to be used. If you have any info on creating a stitch marker – I would love to see it.

    • mtmom said

      Here is a link to a YouTube demonstration, Jean. The words are all in subtitles (and I didn’t especially like the music), so you can turn off the sound without losing any instructions.

      She uses “earring pins” and jump rings, beads, tweezers and 2 kinds of jeweler’s needle-nose pliers.

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