Tuesday, June 05, 2007

FO: Trellis!

Trellis is finally done and, surprisingly, I finished seeming it on the same day Baby Philip was born.

Pattern: Trellis by
Source: Knitty
Materials: one big honkin' 225 g skein of Eco-Fil yarn (75% cotton, 25% acrylic)
Needles: US 6/4 mm bamboo straights
Started: May 11, 2007
Finished knitting: June 2, 2007

Notes: This pattern was quick and easy. All the cables made it interesting and fun to knit. The yarn was a Christmas gift from my best friend and I think it comes from coughWalMartcough. The ball band says it's recycled yarn and it knit up surprisingly well. My only qualm is the way it came out after I washed and blocked it. It looks fine, but it bled like crazy when I washed it. It also took three days to dry and it's still kind of damp and (here's the kicker) it kind of smells funny. I washed it by hand, but I think I'll throw it in the washing machine to see whether the smell goes away. Does anyone have any advice on washing the funky smell away?

The chocolate brown buttons are vintage Modella from my Gramie's button stash. The button card even lists the price as 29¢!

Oh yeah, and I should add that the sweater is indeed red and not pink as it appears. I am a firm believer in boys wearing pink, but I don't think I need to inflict my beliefs on a newborn. He can decide for himself whether he wants to wear pink when he grows up.

I also got this cell phone cozy done for a friend. I'm sure you'll recognize the yarn as leftover from my sunny socks. The cozy fits his Motorolla Razr perfectly!


  1. WOw it's gorgeous! Great work. I love all the cabling. And the phone cozy is just too cute!

  2. Trelis looks awesome! Hopefully the smell disappears soon!

  3. Way to go! Both items are lovely, and you're spurning me on to finish my cabled baby sweater. I'll try and post soon.


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