Sunday, 26 April 2015

WIP - Mr Greenjeans

I am making quite good progress with my top down cardigan and am not finding it all that difficult. I have been using stitch markers and row counters and these have helped me to avoid making  any unnecessary mistakes.
I have now reached the point where I need to start the cable and rib pattern; I need to go down a needle size for this and as I don't have this size of circular needle, have had to order one online and am still waiting for it to arrive.
While I  take a break from this project I'll be knitting a couple of small items which is a good way o f using up leftover yarn and I will at least have some knitting to keep be busy in the meantime.

Saturday, 18 April 2015

A change of plan

I frogged the sleeveless pullover I'd been working on and decided to use the yarn for another project. The yarn is Ashford Tekapo 8ply, but it's definitely thicker than a standard 8ply yarn and when I did a search on Ravelry I discovered that it's actually the same thickness as a 10 ply yarn.
I found a pattern for a top down cardigan on the Knitty website and it's been in my Ravelry queue for several years. It's called Mr Greenjeans and is a very popular design, but I was quite wary of attempting it. I'd never knitted a top down garment before, so I would look at it every so often and then shake my head, as I was convinced that I would never be able to do manage it.

I sat down and read though the pattern carefully before casting on and so far I am managing quite well and am quite excited about knitting my very first top down garment.

Sunday, 5 April 2015

My current WIP

I started this project just over a week ago and am enjoying working on it while watching TV, as it's stocking stitch and doesn't require much concentration.

Easter weekend knitting

I was in the mood for some sock knitting this weekend, but as I didn't have any sock yarn with which to knit a pair of adult socks, I opted for these sweet little baby socks instead. The pattern  is one I have had for a couple of years; it's called Diddly Baby Socks and is available free on Ravelry. The socks are really quick and easy to knit and are ideal for using up oddments of leftover baby yarn.