October 15, 2004


Karis 001.jpg

Oooh, oooh, oooh, can't get enough of that Kidsilk Haze!
Can't get enough of those Sharon Miller designs, either. I've started the Karis poncho, from Rowan #36. I'm using the indigo blue color called Lord, which is a newer color in the line and one that I just got in at Two Swans. What you see in the picture is the collar edging, which is knitted first, and then stitches are picked up along the edge and the main part of the poncho is knitted downward.

And speaking of things new to Two Swans, I've just got in some copies of Knit Socks!, by Betsy McCarthy. I've known Betsy for a long time, from knitting classes at Weaving Works and from Guild -- she used to edit the Guild newsletter, an editor or two before I came into the job. I'm thrilled for her that she has authored this book!

Posted by Karen at October 15, 2004 08:37 AM

You know, I've been drawn to Karis but couldn't quite figure out why. Seeing your photo shed some light -- that edging looks a whole lot like the neck edging for Audrey in Rowan 35, which I adore. Now I'm all curious to go see if the patterns are the same, or at least close!
Love the color you picked, too!

Posted by: Ann at October 15, 2004 06:05 PM

Everything--the pattern, the color, the yarn--is beeyooooootiful, Karen! I look forward to seeing it at Ferals sometime!

Posted by: Ryan at October 15, 2004 07:21 PM

Ann: I love that Audrey sweater, too! I've started it, twice, each time in a different color (couldn't make up my mind which I liked better). Have not persevered on it, though. Please report back after you've compared the edgings -- are they similar?

Posted by: Karen at October 15, 2004 07:23 PM

HI I have been going over your website and simply love your poncho. I am have been knitting off and on for 35-40 yrs(since brownies) :) I am interested in where I would get a pattern to the poncho you are making. and what is the Rowan 36. Is this a type of stitch? excuse me if I seem not with it. Nancy

Posted by: Nancy at January 3, 2005 01:18 AM

Hi, Nancy: Rowan is the yarn company; they publish a magazine full of gorgeous patterns to support their yarns. The number is the issue number of the magazine. Rowan 36 is the most recent issue -- Fall of 04.

I carry some of the Rowan yarns in my store, but not the magazines -- yet! You can see all of the patterns in the recent issues at the Rowan website: www.knitrowan.com, and even order a magazine from that site.

My mother taught me to knit when I was 11 as part of the Girl Scout merit badge for needlework. Your comment about Brownies made me smile.

Posted by: Karen at January 4, 2005 04:54 PM