Thursday, June 1, 2017

Knitting The Age of Brass and Steam Kerchief

Hello Friends,

I hope you are doing well. I revealed on Tuesday that I was going to be knitting the "Age of Brass and Steam Kerchief" by Orange Flower Yarn. I found this pattern on Ravelry and I loved the look of it when browsing finished projects and how it looks on people who have knitted the kerchief. I started knitting it yesterday and I really love knitting it! I began knitting it on regular straight US 8 (5 mm) needles because I did not have large enough circular needles yesterday, but I could not wait to get going on the project. I went out today and bought a long circular needle from Michaels, so the work will fit more comfortably on the cord. I bought a cord that is 36 inches long so it would accommodate the kerchief if I decide to make it larger. Also for future shawl projects, it would be good to have a longer circular needle. I am enjoying learning how to knit this project as I go. I looked up how to knit the garter tab, that was all new to me and found a great video on YouTube to explain how to knit it. I liked how it was getting more repetitive the more rows I knit in the stockinette pattern which is a two row repeat and I feel more comfortable with what to expect next.

Beginnings of the Age of Brass and Steam Kerchief
The next row is the beginning of the garter/eyelet section. The piece is still small, measuring at 7 inches wide and 2.5 inches high down the middle. I am using a larger yarn than required in the pattern, it is the Loops & Threads Chameleon yarn which is Aran Weight. I knitted a swatch to check the gauge and it was very close to the gauge measurement they suggest, but the pattern says that exact gauge is not important. I suppose it is because you can make the shawl larger or smaller if you want depending on the size of yarn and needles you choose and that is personal preference. I really like working with this yarn, it is so soft and feels light even though it is Aran and thicker than worsted weight yarn. 

I also started knitting the second sleeve of the 3timesChic sweater and it is coming along nicely. I am looking forward to being done all the knitted pieces, so then I can focus on seaming them together and blocking the pieces. 

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  1. You picked a perfect "steampunk" color for your Age of Brass and Steam.

  2. Oh nice! you started :) Looks fantastic so far!

  3. Well done Lisa, it is going to be wonderful.


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