Posts Tagged ‘Can Cun Yarn’

Knitted Coat of Many Colors by Sue Bluhm


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Sandwich Neckline

Sandwich Neckline

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I did. My husband is home from the hospital, has gained 20 pounds after losing 130 pounds, and he is finally eating. I want to thank everyone that kept him in their thoughts and prayers. They worked. ūüôā¬†I would especially like to thank my sister and¬†brother in law for bringing all the trimmings for Thanksgiving to my house¬†and putting our plans on hold until we knew if my husband would be home.¬† Thanks, sis.

Now, I can get a little knitting done. lol

I wanted to make a jacket for myself and started on this one awhile back. I had made it twice before and did not do a tension swatch. Well, don’t do as I do, do as I say. MAKE A TENSION SWATCH. After I started to knit this I remembered that the arms came out so long on¬†my last two ¬†jackets. Well, because the jacket is knitted sideways and started on wasted yarn , I was lucky to solve the problem. I only had to shorten the first sleeve because when you finish knitting you end on the other sleeve so I stopped knitting sooner. I don’t know if any of you know how to shorten knitting after it has been knitted. I went to the edge of the sleeve where I wanted to shorten it¬†and cut the one black thread and the plum thread in the same row. Then you pull on both of those strands one at a time and then the¬†excess¬†¬†will drop off.(email me if you would like to see this done)¬†I did that to match the other sleeve and then attached the cuffs. I decided on a 2 by 1 rib on the neck and bottom and knitted bands for the front and the cuffs. I did the “sandwich ” neck band . It fits me perfectly but only after adjusting the underarm bulk. I decreased the amount under the arms and it is so nice. So…..now that it is finished, I decided to give it to my sister. She is so appreciative of the things that I knit.(and I appreciate her!)¬†She was ecstatic. It fit her beautifully. She is shorter than I am so the length really looks good on her. I am going to make her a felted purse with the fun fur since I have the color of fun fur to match the coat. And then possible a scarf.

This pattern is called the coat of many colors because you¬†¬† can use a lot of the leftover yarns that you don’t know what to do with. I just used two colors so my coat is the coat of any color. I used Tamm Can Cun in Black and Plum and my Brother 940 electronic machine.

Slipper Socks on the Brother 940 in Fine Lace


 

 

 

 

Every now and then I like to do “No thinking” knitting and get something finished. I am making these slipper socks for my Etsy store. They are made with CanCun yarn on the Brother standard machine. It is a baby bootie pattern that I used and just changed stitches and rows to fit adult foot. The cuffs are doubled which is nice because they don’t stretch out and they keep your ankle warm.

Knitted Slipper Socks with Fine Lace Design


I decided to make a pair of my slipper socks because I have not knitted on my standard gauge Brother in awhile. It really felt funny. I have not made a pair of these in awhile  and I actually had to look at the pattern I wrote. They are made using the fine knit setting on the lace carriage. They are made with CanCun yarn at a tension of 6. All I did for the pattern was to take a baby bootie pattern and just use my stitch and row gauge after I measured my foot.

They are for sale in my Etsy Store.

Knitted Bed Slipper Socks


Most of you have seen these before. They are slipper socks knitted with Tamm Can Cun Yarn. This pattern that I have is just an adaptation of a baby booty pattern that our club used to knit for the Crisis Center. I just readapted it to adult size with the stitch and row guage of the yarn. I knitted it on the Brother Machine because I can do it with my eyes closed since I have made so many pairs. It can be done on the passap but I would have to redo the guage. I used 72 needles and a tension of 5 for the body of sock. It is knit with a fine lace design in it that is hard to see in the picture. I am knitting them so I can restock my Etsy store. I sold out of them at Christmas. The color is a deep plum. If you left click on the picture you can see the shimmer in the yarn.

Slipper Socks for Hubby on Brother Machine


I made this pair of slipper socks for my husband on the Brother Machine. He has been asking for about six months for another pair. He had worn his out. I found out why. He was walking on the treadmill with them instead of wearing shoes! I wonder how many miles it took to wear them out on the heel . They are made with Grey Can Cun yarn. You can follow any sock pattern to make these except that you do double the rows of rib and hang a hem before starting the ankle. These are just like the pattern of the ones I sell in my Etsy store for women except that the size is larger of course.

CAN CUN SWEATER


This is a sweater that I knitted on my Brother Machine. My boss’s wife had a sweater on like this and I thought it was pretty. I measured the¬† rib to see how wide it was . I also took a picture of it. I went home and made one of my own. The color is periwinkle blue and the picture of the whole sweater is the true color. You can click on the picture to make it larger.