Saturday, April 23, 2011

Rosebud Edging

I've been at this rosebud edging for my lacey top for a few weeks now, I know it could've been finished ages ago had I really put my mind to it.

But as it was I kept losing my place or dropping a stitch........ something you don't want to do!!! with fine lace knits.

The pattern edging is available here  if anyone wants to try it.

I have to say it was the perfect edge for the lacey top by Shiri Mor especially since I couldn't get lace trim anywhere to match.  Even the ribbon is Teal as it went better than the green that was in stock in the shop.

Now what to do with the rest of the cone as this didn't appear to make a dent in it!!!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Knitting bug

I've definitely caught the knitting bug. I don't know what I'll do with myself when I run out of yarn!
I've just finished this dinky vest from it's a free pattern and is called Valpuri if you're interested in making it.
It's so easy and quick to knit and perfect over a long sleeved t-shirt on these cooler days.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Aran complete!

Yippee! It's finished and fits perfectly and am wearing it already since it's gotten cooler again.
I have decided it was worth all the aggro to get it done ;o)  next project is on the needles already just hoping I have enough yarn

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Cabled Sweater by Bernat

This pattern has been driving me crazy from the start and it's just as well it's free because I would ask for a refund.  It started with the C4B which in traditional knitting is worked on a ratio of 2/2, so why in the name of mother earth would anyone change it to a 3/1 ratio? as if there isn't enough terminology to work through. I'm no stranger to Aran knitting and have not had any difficulty with cables until this pattern.

So I scrapped panels B and C because I didn't like the look and the C4B/F drove me nuts. I introduced a panel from the book Cables untangled [number 24] and was glad to have all my problems solved! Or so I thought until I reached row 53,, arrghhh pattern error should read 53rd row: P10. C6B. P4. T4F. K2. T4B. P4. C6F. P10

Perhaps I should have put cables to match the center one at the sides. Hmmm maybe next time?!

OK so now the back is done and the front started, I'm hoping that when finished it fits well and hasn't lost what first drew me to it.