For those of you who don’t know what Lizard Ridge is please go to Knitty.
We (self, Ana and Rebecca), decided to give this lovely throw pattern that calls for regular Kureyon a try with Big Kureyon (approx. 1/4 of a stitch per inch gauge difference). Ana did majority of the knitting and here is a photo of a square that she knitted with color #7 and color #12 alternating – we think it turned out nice, don’t you? She cast on exactly as recommended and after blocking ended up with a 13” by 13” square (note, Ana blocks with a firm hand and stretches pretty good – I smile). The knitted squares ended up becoming surprisingly soft after blocking and we got approximately 2 1/4 square out of each hank of Big Kureyon.
Well, it is now being sewn together and Rebecca is going to do the crocheted edging. It is our conclusion that Big Kureyon knits up just as well as regular Kureyon and makes for a less pricey Lizard Ridge given its current price (reduced from $16 a skein to $8.80 a skein at our website here Little Knits.
Once it is all done we are going to auction our Big K Lizard Ridge on eBay for a charity (Homeward Pet of WA, a no-kill shelter loved by Ana charity, where she continues to populate her ever growing pet selection).
Hope this post makes you smile and keeps you warm.
Fulay – aka Sue