Joan made a sweater out of two large hexagons (check out the August meeting summary for links to patterns and youtube videos). She added some extra length to the bottom and made a decorative edge that was a combination of small pendants and ruffles. This sweater was literally "hot off the hook--Joan hadn't even had time to block the sweater yet. When she does, that fancy edging on the bottom will show off nicely.
If you look closely at the back view, you see the sweater is seamed down the back. There are seams on the upper side of the sleeves as well, with the seams starting at neck edge and going down to the bottom edge of the sleeve. Joan chose an interesting wool blend yarn for this project (I've already forgotten the name--it was something new to me).
Really nice job, Joan!
Last month's class focused on Carol's moebius. So this month we got a chance to see what others
could make of the concept.
Peggy used the same Plymouth Encore yarn for two different moebius projects. This is a good illustration of how a change in stitch pattern can make the same yarn look entirely different.
The first was the pattern as Carol taught it. It needed only one skein and yet produced a garment that could cover the shoulders.
The second was a purchased pattern that used a shell pattern stitch. This garment was larger than the first and covered not only the shoulders but upper arms as well.
Jeanne also made two garments, both using Noro yarns. The second moebius was still in process, as you can see by the hook and ball of yarn. This shows how a simple stitch pattern makes the most of boldly colored yarns.
Gail's moebius was intended to be worn just around the neck. She used an interesting novelty yarn that had a lot of texture and glitter to it. This moebius was shorter and narrower than the others, but was the perfect length for Gail.
Patterns for the elephants and the tortoise are available on PlanetJune - http://www.planetjune.com/ There are also suggestions for how to make the Discworld, but you're left pretty much on your own for that piece, since it is based on Pratchett's copyrighted map of his Discworld fantasy world. Moptop is the name of this little character. This little guy (gal?) on the right is from a free pattern on PlanetJune. Lots and lots of wonderful amigurumi patterns (some free, mostly to purchase) on that site.