Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Wonderful Message Regarding Haiku Knits

Ripened Wheat


I have been receiving wonderful reviews and messages regarding my book, but this particular one really warmed my heart.

Haiku Knitting
Sent at 9:58 PM Yesterday
Tanya, I received your beautiful book today posted all the way to Sydney, Australia and just want to let you know that I’m in love!
There’s no-one else offering such fabulous Japanese inspired designs - not even Habu themselves!
Your shaping, structure, patterning and colours should appeal to many.
I can not wait to start on Ripened Wheat and Chrysanthemum.
Again, thank you for the serenity, beauty and light you’ve provided. I hope I can do you some justice…
Kind regards

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Clear Water Lacy Scarf from Haiku Knits

Here is the solution to the problem with this pattern.

Somewhere, somehow there were an extra 2 sts in the pattern. We don't know when, why and how, but ...it happened.

The pattern should read:

CO 34 sts. Begin Lace Patt.

Row 1: K2, pm, *yo, sl 1, k1, psso k5, repeat from * to last 4 sts, yo, k2tog, pm, k2

Row 2 (and all even rows): all correct

Row 3, 5, 7, 9, 11: should have "K2,..." instead of K4 in the beginning.

Now, this should works.

Clear Water Lacy Scarf

After two technical editors and several people, including myself, have knitted this simple lacy scarf, we have one typo. Oh well, such as life...

In the very beginning of the project it should say:

"CO 36 sts. Begin lace patt." (instead of 34 sts.) Page 37.

Make sure that you place your markers after 2 sts in the beginning, and before 2 sts at the end. Those sts are your border sts, and they don't count into your lace pattern.

Good luck! It should be O.K. now, and if not...let me know.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Cocoon sweater

Let's talk about a couple of projects from the book.
Cocoon Sweater.
One of the knitters was afraid of cables, but she loved the look of my Cocoon sweater. I assured her that cables are nothing to fear. My Cocoon sweater became her very first cable sweater.

Cables are easy. It's just changing the order you knit your stitches. For example: instead of knitting stitch #1, #2, #3 and #4 in exact order, you place stitches #1 and #2 on the cable needle, and first knit stitches #3 and #4 (while the other two are waiting for their turn in front or back of your work depending on your pattern), and then you knit #1 and #2 from that cable needle. (Note: when working with bulky yarns you can use double pointed needle instead of your cable holder.) Voila!
The Cocoon sweater has the twisted cable, which requires one more step in making the cable, but a very doable step. You are just turning your cable needle (with those stitches that are waiting for their turn) 180 degrees before you knit them.

And that is it!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Haiku Knits book blog

Haiku Knits cover
The Haiku Knits book has been released on October 20, and I've decided to create this blog to help with the projects in the book.
Please join in with your comments, questions and suggestions, and I will try to help and guide you as much as I can...
I will be checking in weekly.


Lantern Floating


Long Night

Flickering Flame

Hazy Moon

Bird of Passage

Half-Moon Rising

Photographs copyright 2009 by Michael Turek