Working on this seed stitch border cardigan for my Mom's Birthday. It's worked on a circular needle with many stitches. I have no problem working the purl stitch on straight needles but when working with circulars I dislike it because there's no room for my hands to grab the needle. I have often wondered why some knitters hate the purl stitch now I have an understanding. Even with this the cardigan is coming along and I hope to have it done in time.
Okay, had to update the photo of this jacket! I have been working on it and it has grown. Can't wait :)
I'm working on this jacket from a Vogue Knitting magazine Winter 2003. It has a combination of a linen stitches on the sides and bubble stitches as the main stitch. The bubble stitches are are a little bit of a pain on my hands but its turning out great so I can take a little pain. I have a couple projects from Vogue magazines that I want to make as I didn't have enough experience at the time to make them, which is just great.
I enjoy how this pattern turns out. It's just great cable knitting. I made this same bag for my sister for Christmas last year and my Mom really liked hers so I decided to make one for her for Mother's Day. Because I have already knit this bag before I had all the pattern changes which I made in a Word document. If you take a look at the original pattern you see why I had to rewrite it. It's a great pattern once you make since of it. Plus it's free!
Pattern: Fashion Cable Knit Bag by Michael's
Yarn: Lion Brand Lion Wool in Lemongrass / 3 skeins
Needles: Size 9 US and 10 US
Pattern: Marlene designed by Cookie A.
Yarn: Paton's Grace (Taupe) 3 skeins
Needle: Size 2 US
photographs perfectly, it's just a great opportunity to use filters and and light just to see what will happen.
Last night I was playing around with my camera and a reading light and took this picture of my Baktus scarf.
Yarn: Red Heart Ltd. Designer Sport (Green, Teal and Black) 1 skein each
Needle: Size 4 US
The striped versions I have seen on Flickr and Ravelry where so beautiful, so I just had to make one out of some left over sport yarn I had around. I increased all the way up to 68sts before decreasing. I'm all ways on the look out for projects that make use of left over yarn . I’ll wear this with the garter stitch wrong side out.
I added some length to the body and of coarse threw in the stripes so I wouldn't be to bored.
I'm really pleased how the cardigan turned out as I'm wearing it as I type this entry.