Tuesday, January 9, 2018
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Didn't have circular needles of the right gauge, so did it in three pieces and sewed them together. after having reached the shoulder length, I split the pink into two pieces lengthwise for the front opening. A mock rib pattern was quick and easy to do. (Rt side: K1, P1, Wrong side : All K)
Tip: Give the front a bit of a 'V'shape at the 'neck'.
Sunday, February 26, 2017
This is a sweater I look at and wonder, 'Did I REALLY knit this???!!'
I did - over twenty years ago, for a daughter who has preserved it with love. And I knitted it with a lot of encouragement from my mother. Mother's an expert at putting colours and patterns together and she's always had fun creating her sweaters.
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
This crossed bicolour stitch pattern gave me lots of opportunity to play with colours, to mix and match and create new combinations as I went along.
I started off thinking it was going to be a sleeveless sweater, ideal for early winter mornings, but it had the feel and the weight of a blanket. Not enough stitches for a baby blanket, so I decided it was going to be a throw, or a comforter for cold knees in the car.
'A laptop!' my sister said when I gave it to her!
...and there it is, in her home!