At its recent reconvening, the Austinmer International Knitting Circle had a day out to Sydney. We took in a concert at the Opera House, where we took the opportunity to get on with our respective knitting projects.




After several years of sporadic knitting the Jo Sharp Cable vest is finally complete! It is knitted in Patons DK mercerised cotton which gives it a nice sheen and the firmness of the yarn was good for the cabling.

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This ‘Long Ridged Scarf’ is Jo Sharp’s Knit issue no. 1. It uses 4 balls of her Alpaca Kid Lustre (30% Alpaca, 40% Kid Mohair & 30% Merino). Its’ gauge specifies a 4.0mm needles and the garment is 2 metres long, so it took a while to knit. The yarn is fairly light and the pattern is simple. I knitted it on a pair of circular needles, making it a ‘knit-anywhere’ project. Read More