Barbara Walker update

As I mentioned a week or so ago I am, at least for now, embarking on a project to use the stitches in Barbara Walkers A Treasury of Knitting Patterns. Here are this week’s entries.

My friend Sarah Hood gave me some doll house furniture last weekend, so I got out my skinny yarns and needles and started making some stuff.

To be accessorized....

To be accessorized….

I made a couple of bedspreads from some laceweight alpaca I had kicking around. I used 2 mm needles for the most part, but I had to go down to 1.5 mm needles for the ruched bands on the first one of them. This uses the first stich in Chapter 7 ‘Fancy Texture Patterns’. I crocheted an edging round it before blocking to try to make the stockinette stitch behave itself.
purl side

purl side

knit side

knit side

The second bedspread uses the Double Broken Rib stitch from Chapter 2 ‘Simple Knit-Purl Combinations. I did some garter stitch top, bottom and edges to offset the stitch a little bit.
knit side

knit side

"wrong side"
I also made a hat (surprise, surprise) using Twisted Knit-One Purl One Ribbing from Chapter 7 Ribbings and Broken Rib stitch from Chapter 2 Simple Knit-Purl Combinations. I used Patons Classic Wool (for a change–ha, ha) and cast on 100 stitches using 4.5mm needles. I used 6 points of decrease (sl 1, k2 tog, psso), but only decreased in 5 places the first time to get down to the right number of stitches.
twisted and broken rib watchcap

twisted and mistake rib watchcap

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