Saturday, 27 June 2015

Ribs and cables

I really like classic patterns for cardigans and sweaters, as they are timeless designs which always look good. I have made myself a couple of sweaters and a sleeveless pullover using patterns in this book and have now cast on another sweater, the lovely design shown on the front cover of the pattern book. I knitted this particular sweater about five years ago and instead of making a V-neck, I opted for the round neck which I didn't find all that flattering and ended up giving the sweater to charity.

I bought the yarn for my sweater yesterday and cast on  the back last night while watching a DVD. I am still working on the rib, so haven't bothered to take a photo of my WIP. I am using Crucci 8ply which is 100% wool, but is machine washable. The colour I chose is a lovely shade of blue which should  look good with denims for weekend wear.

Yarn for KAL

I am going to be participating in a shawl KAL on Ravelry, so bought this skein of Touch Merino Magic 4ply for my project. I chose this colour combination as it's ideal for brightening up an outfit on a cold winter's day.

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

FO: Feather and fan cowl

I had some yarn left after knitting my socks, so I used it to knit this feather and fan cowl.

FO: Bed Socks

These socks took very little time to knit and very little yarn and are ideal bed socks on a cold winter's night.

Saturday, 6 June 2015

I am so pleased with this project! It was my first ever top down cardigan and was not at all difficult to knit. I washed and blocked it last weekend and it took several days to dry, given the cold and damp weather we have been having lately. This morning I went to Spotlight and managed to find a really pretty button for it, which adds just the right finishing touch.