Saturday, June 14, 2008

Yarn on Tour (Adriana)

As I've mentioned before, on June 18th we're leaving to take Pete's show on tour. The first stop is Ottawa, with a brief trip to Montreal. I plan on checking out the yarns stores there but I need to bring some stash with me.

Here are the yarns I'm considering taking:
yarn on tour
1) Yarn I dyed 2 years ago. Pools with my usual 64 stitches so would need a pattern with less or more stitches.
2) The Knittery Cashmere sock yarn from Phoe
3) Sunshine Yarns Gryffindor Stripes (stockinette)
4) Handmaiden Casbah with 5) Cherry Tree Hill for heels and toes (this will be stockinette socks for my Granny)
6) Random Regia that I bought a million years ago. I knit half a sock and then ripped it out in a fit of insanity (stockinette or 3x1 ribbing)
7) Yarn dyed by Heather. Pools with stitch count between 60 and 64.
8) Jaywalkers I started a million years ago. I really should finish them since they are so close to being done.

Here's where you come in: yarns 1, 2, and 7 need patterns. The patterns can't be overly complicated since I might only have short bursts of knitting time. I'd prefer them to be memorizable. Thanks!


Mary deB said...

I would take the Gryffindor socks, and the Jaywalkers.

Or rip out the Jaywalkers and mix yarns 7 and 8 in a shawl. Indeed.

Anonymous said...

Hrm. My usual sock stitch count is 54 sts. Monkeys? Quill Lace? Broadripple?

Anonymous said...

I think you should definitely finish the Jaywalkers. Also, stockinette socks are a great travel project, so I'd bring the Gryffindors.
Monkey is an easy pattern. So is Broad Ripple. The Rainy Day socks are written for sport weight, but I bet it could be easily adapted to fingering weight. That's another easily memorized pattern.
Good luck! Can't wait to see what you come up with!

happy2knit said...

I love 1,2 and 7! So beautiful. 2 would look especially stunning in Lombard Street
but the stitch count is 64. AMybe go up in needle size and down stitch count?

spillyjane said...

I recommend Yukari or Staggering Monkeys as quick-to-learn, attractive and portable sock patterns. Both patterns can also stand up to a bit of pooling (or non-pooling,) too. I'm a bit partial, of course.