Thursday, June 08, 2006

Basalt Tank

I've had this book since it first came out, but only now have something to show. I've completed two hexagons on the Basalt Tank. I spread them on the floor to photograph and you can see that there were some obstructions, so I took another close up. I'm sorry Carolyn had so much trouble (and anger!) with this pattern, but grateful she went first so I had some heads up about the mistakes.

I did the first two hexagons flat, but have done about 20 rows on the third in the round. I'm doing this on 24" circulars and will switch to magic loop I think when there are fewer stitches. I'm using Classic Elite Premiere (50% Pima Cotton 50% Tencel) in boring brown (because it will match everything else I own).

I've also swatched last night for the Shell Tank with some Debbie Bliss Soho Summer I got at the WEBs Tent Sale. Actually I did the skinny left front piece as my swatch. Then cast on and did the ribbing for the back piece.

I also have yarn already for the spiral scarf and I've been eyeing some Reynolds Rapture for the sweater that looks like it has a sand dollar on the front of it (can't recall the name at the moment). WEBs is discontinuing carrying Rapture and is selling off the last of their stock at 25% off.


At 6:26 PM, Blogger Melissa said...

And she bought the Rapture and I for one am very, very jealous!

Adorable Obstructions!

At 3:33 AM, Blogger sherry said...

awww, too cute of a picture. lokking good.

At 2:11 PM, Blogger cmeknit said...

Love it...I can't wait to see one complete, since I dropped out of the basalt race!

At 5:07 PM, Blogger JulieFrick said...

Aw, geez. Of course I just went over to Webs and bought me some Rapture, because that sweater is great! I got the same color as the photograph...hope it's not too salmony. Thanks for the tip!

At 3:07 AM, Blogger Sherron said...

I started the basalt tank knitting in the round and I am having difficulty finishing the first full hexagon. Are there any corrections that need to be made? I am working on the inner half row 7 does not add up when it comes to my stitch marker guides. My last decrease row #6 I ended with 11 stitches between them. As I start working row 7 the last remaining stitches should end with knitting 2 together and once I cross over the stitch marker I should be at purl 1 yo. Not working. Can you send me some answers I can't move forward.

At 10:40 AM, Blogger Grace said...

How did you get your hexagons so flat? The decrease proportions change on the inside section and my hexagon started to pucker terribly.


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