“A Diamond as Big as the Ritz” by F. Scott Fitzgerald—part 1.
Join the conversation by tweeting a response to this question by using a hashtag (#FaveFitzgerald):
Question–What is your favorite bit from the first half of “A Diamond as Big as the Ritz”?
I will randomly select a name from the responders and whoever I choose will get their very own WWMDfK? bracelet!
Have an idea for a knitting pattern based on a Hitchcock flick?
Send yourself over to Stephannie Tallent’s blog and get the skinny on how to submit your ideas!
And my new pattern (that I’m so proud of!)–Hunger Games-inspired Life and Death socks—designed for those of us who tend to give their socks a beating. (more details on knitting blog)
If you would like to purchase the pattern you can do it at the Crafting A Life Shoppe or through via my Ravelry shop where the pdf will be stored in your Library. This sock is for the adventurous intermediate or expert knitter
(or for a new knitter who hasn’t been told that socks, cables, and double knitting are hard, the therefore is able to do anything)
- knit and purl stitches, YO, right and left leaning increases, decreases, cables
- knitting in the round on two circular needles
- reading lace and charts; use of stitch markers to delineate repeats
- knitting both Continental and British (as commonly done in Fair Isle) is helpful if you wish to include the optional hidden pocket
- knowledge of double-knitting is useful but not required. Tutorial included.
- (S,M)L for accurate fit, measure around ball of Foot (7in,8in)9in
- 28 sts=4 in/10cm; 38 rows=4 on sole-stitch stockinette; same on stockinette arrowhead lace
- SOLE–held double; sample knit with The March Hare in Scarlet Letter [70% Merino, 30% silk, 435 yards/ 398 m, 100g; 18 WPI];
- INSTEP/LEG—Mountain Colors–CrazyFoot in Headwaters [90% superwash Merino, 10% nylon, 425 yards/ 389 m, 100g; 18 WPI]
- Two US 1 (2.25 mm) circs; cable needle or appropriate substitute tool; one set US 1 dpns for optional pocket
- stitch markers or paperclips (many)