Sunday, February 3, 2008

Knitting Along


I did my swatch in December, washed it, blocked it, let it dry, and ignored it. I started my sweater on January 23, with a slightly different border pattern from my swatch. I'm using vintage fingering yarn from Candide, acquired in a guild swap. My main contrast color was the only thing available locally that looked good. I guess that if I want to knit multi-colored fairisle, I'll have to hit the internet. There's very little wool fingering yarn in this town. The peerie (small) pattern is the same yarn as the MC, left from another project. I do like the muted colors. The first picture show 3 1/2" of work with a picot hem. Needle sizes 2mm for the inside of the hem and 2.5 mm for everything else.

I'm making a cardigan and will steek the front, as well as the armholes. As of this morning, I'm just short of 9" on the body. I need at least 14", probably more before I start the yoke pattern. You can see my 6 st steek in this photo. Total stitch count at this point 351 sts.

5 comments:

Donna said...

Wow, that's coming along quickly and it looks great. Your knitting even looks tidy on the inside! Great job.

Tracy said...

Wow. Like the color. Looks really good. I, too, am doing a cardigan.

Donna said...

Did either of you add extra stitches for cutting the front open? Or are you just going to cut into the pattern? Just curious, either way will work.

Tracy said...

Hi, Donna. I almost forgot, but after 3 rows I added 7 extra "steeking" stitches in the front. As long as I remember not to snip those first 3 sts, I think it should work out.

FiberQat said...

Beautiful color. I'm glad I'm not the only one with fifty bazillion stitches per round.