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Saturday, January 5, 2013

Tri-Color Multiplicity


Yay, I can post pictures of all my holiday gift knitting! Hope you enjoy, and leave links to your holiday projects in the comments for me to look at, too! 

Multiplicity

Gifted To: Sharriese, my friend in Chicago and roommate in college. As soon as I started knitting it, I knew it would go to her - the colors just scream "Sharriese." Plus she texted me that she cried when she opened the package, and if that's not a sign that she deserved it, I don't know what is!

Multiplicity 4


PatternMultiplicity from Holla Knits Accessories, by Allyson Dykhuizen

Yarn: This pattern is wonderful for stash busting! It calls for DK, but I didn't have enough of any two colors of DK weight, so I turned to worsted. I picked a skein of Wool-Ease in Grey Heather and a skein of Full O' Sheep in Mediterranean.

But then about halfway through, I got worried that I was going to run out of yarn before I finished, and I thought about doing the striped gusset in coordinating colors. I picked out leftovers from Honors Geometry, but ended up just using a small ball (less than a quarter skien) of Sheep(ish) in Lime(ish) striped with the grey. I also used the Lime yarn to whip stitch the pocket together. I absolutely LOVED these three colors together!

Needles: I went up to a size 8 to match the change in yarn weight.

Strap: A coordinating strap from Homestead Heirlooms, LLC in "Split Pea."

Modifications: Other than shifting the gauge to match the yarn, I made no changes in the pattern as written. But, I did re-enforce the side seams of the bag with my sewing machine, because I wanted to make sure it would stand up to every day purse-like use. 

So I sewed everything together by hand, as Allyson designed, and then went over it again with the machine. I definitely recommend doing both if you're going to use the machine. Machine sewing + hand knitting can get really icky, fast. 


Multiplicity 2 

I love the way this one turned out, and I really loved using up stash yarn. This could definitely be done with two of your standard worsted-weight skeins. You know, the kind you buy when walking through Joann's without a plan (always a bad idea). 

Allyson and I were joking that since I didn't have any DK yarn, I shouldn't go up in weight, but down. So a Mini-Multiplicity made with sock yarn and size 2 needles is now officially on my "To Knit" list. Because I'm a crazy person who wants to double knit on size 2's. 

6 comments:

  1. Oh, wow, this is so cool! I love that Sharriese loved it so much! That's awesome!

    But girl-- I could happily go the rest of my life without knitting on size 2's! :)

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  2. This purse is adorable! It makes me want a knitty friend to make things for me :)

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  3. You knitted that?! It's amazing!! I want to make one! I should probably learn how to knit first, though...

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  4. Thanks! And yup, knowing how to knit is essential ;)

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