Patons Angora Bamboo

Quick Hat-FO

Project – Striped Band Hat
Pattern Book – Luxury Knits #500873
Yarn – Patons Classic Wool

When I said in my last post this would be a quick hat, I wasn't joking. This is a very quick hat pattern--and completely perfect for using up those partial skeins of Patons Classic Wool. I love it

Color Block Scarf finished

Project - Color Block Scarf
Pattern Book - Luxury Knits #500873
Yarn - Patons Angora Bamboo in Peche, Flax, Sand & Tawny

Love it!

While working on the Color Block Scarf I’ve had a sock on the needles as well. The Scarf

Luxury scarf

Project - Color Block Scarf
Pattern Book - Luxury Knits #500873
Yarn - Patons Angora Bamboo in Peche, Flax, Sand & Tawny

What a great option, the Color Block Scarf, to use this luscious yarn but not break the bank. Have you seen the colors of Patons Angora Bamboo? One that I am using is

Scarf vs. Socks

Project - Color Block Scarf
Pattern Book - Luxury Knits #500873
Yarn - Patons Angora Bamboo in Peche, Flax, Sand & Tawny

Last week I gave you a sneak peak of the scarf I am working on.


Failure to launch

Project - Color Block Scarf
Pattern Book - Luxury Knits #500873
Yarn - Angora Bamboo in Peche, Flax, Sand & Tawny

There are times when I just do not have it together quite enough – ya know what I mean?

I started this

Puppy Tug-O-War

Project – Cable Dress
Patons Pattern Book #500864 Fall in Love
Yarn – Patons Angora Bamboo
Blogger – BrennaLePurl

We got a puppy.  His name is 'Red' and he is quite the handful.  This new addition to our little family has been causing quite

Try it on!

Last night as I was knitting away on my Cable Tunic, it dawned on me that I had not yet tried it on!  All this knitting and no confirmation that my garment will actually fit.  Eeek!  Even though the process can take a little time, it is totally worth it to throw your project on scrap yarn and try

To bobble...

...or not to bobble.  That IS the question.  After 8 inches of 2x2 twisted rib stitch and almost one pattern repeat completed on the Cabled Dress (mine will be a tunic), I came to a halt when I realized I had never "bobbled" before.

I tried the technique stated HERE on the Patons website (click on

The Danger Zone

And I am not referring to the movie Top Gun.  As mentioned in a previous post, I cast on for my next project without finishing my current project (Cables and Lace Hoodie).  Even though it was supposed to be a wee little break, I am afraid the break has turned into something much longer.  I have officially entered 'The

My New Year's Sweater

I did it!  Only two days past the completely arbitrary and self-imposed deadline my Cap Sleeve Cable Pullover is finished.  I used Patons Angora Bamboo yarn in the color Brandy Wine.  I really enjoyed  working with this yarn, which is super soft and

Country Roads

I made a lot of progress on my Cap Sleeve Cable Pullover this weekend.  This is due to the willingness of my road trip partner to drive the entire way and to the magic of Sea Bands.  If you get carsick easily (like me) I highly recommend these (they're wrist bands that press on an accupressure point to relieve

Switchin' it up!

For the last couple of weeks I have been making steady progress on the Cables and Lace Hoodie.  In fact, I only have one more section left until I am ready to start the '2009 Seaming Boot Camp'.  So what do I go and do?  Yep, I cast on for another project.  Not that the Hoodie and I are in a

The Trouble with Stitches

I've started the Color Block scarf from Patons pattern book Luxury Knits. I'm using Patons Pure instead of the suggested yarn, Patons Angora Bamboo. They're both worsted weight yarns, so everything should work fine, right? Not so much. If you feel Patons Angora Bamboo in one hand, and Patons Pure in the other, you'll

Sweater Race 2009

When I started knitting my Cap Sleeve Cable Pullover I figured I would surely be done with it in time for Christmas, and began to refer to it fondly as "my Christmas sweater".


Christmas is next week and the front isn't even completed.  Now that all my gift

Oops! Tips for Correcting Common Mistakes

It is rare (I think) to knit anything without making at least one mistake.  The potential for mistakes increases with the size and complexity of the knitting project.  Yes, it is safe to assume that I have already made multiple mistakes in my Cap Sleeve Cable Pullover.  Here are a couple common mistakes (in my knitting, at least) and how to fix

Bobbling Along

After a couple false starts (and frogging sessions) my Cable Pullover is well underway.

I quickly learned that this isn't a project to be done in front of the tv.  I'll have to save those Netflix dvd's for the back of the sweater, which is all stockinette (exciting!).

FO: Luxurious Vest of Luxury

It's remarkable how quickly things can reverse sometimes. One day you're minding your own business and the world seems to fall apart in front of you. You slowly pick up the pieces, put them back together. And sometimes, what you get in the end is better than what you thought you had at the beginning.

I'm happy to say this

A Swatch and a Prayer

Perhaps due to the confidence the Fair Isle Tam project instilled in me, I was feeling ambitious when selecting my next project.  I will be making the Cap Sleeve Cable Pullover, a free pattern (free!) on the Patons' website.  The pattern calls for Patons Angora Bamboo,

The light at the end of the tunnel

My last message to you may have been a bit overdramatic - at the time, it seemed that the combined issues of gauge and missing yarn left me up knit creek without my paddle.

However, I've come to you today to tell you that it's all going to be okay - not just for me, but for all of you

It all comes crashing down

Sometimes you have to wonder about knitting karma. I'm not sure what I did to futz with the knitting gods, but this week was one for the record books.

As you may know, I've been working on the Cable Vest from Patons Luxury Knits.

Things have been going _really_ well. I'm about 2/3rds done with the torso, having


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