Progress on the first of my 12 in 2011 projects. Not bad really, considering I frogged 210 stitches not once, but twice (due to planning and counting failure), not sleeping properly (3am to 2:30pm is a bit of an odd sleeping pattern, n’est pas?) and being side-swiped by the post-viral-fatigue truck.
I’m making a few fundamental changes to this pattern, primarily knitting it top-down as a cardigan. It’s not too difficult to do this with a yoked pattern since instead of decreasing, you just increase! You don’t even need to change the cable chart; you simply turn it upside down (it really works, I promise. Give it a try!)
L: Owl cable R: with side-lighting to show the texture more
I’m also planning on dividing for the fronts/back/sleeves in such a way as to give more ease at the front and also adding short row shaping at the bust.
I’m not sure how much cardigan I’ll get out of the yarn I have so I’m planning on knitting the body first and then making the sleeves, so as to get the best use of the available materials. I could end up with a cap-sleeved waistcoat or a long-sleeved jacket!
I promise to resort to lolcats only in dire emergencies but this just reminded me of MrsDrWho (she is now a three cat household), and I thought she might like it.
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Twelve knitted (or crocheted) items started and completed in 2011.
Overambitious? Yes. Achievable? I’d also say yes. With luck and a following wind, obviously!
My additional challenge is that all the items have to be knit with stash yarn – not a problem!
Top to Bottom, L to R: owls, Radiate, Kerrera, Charlie, Houndstooth mittens, Serpentine socks, Classic Lines, Tudor Stole, Cloud Chaser, Progressive Sock Party, Corelli, Shoru
Want to see my list? Of course you do! (Non-Ravelry links provided where possible but those only on Ravelry denoted with an R)
# indicates free pattern.
o w l s (R) in Sirdar Denim Chunky (# downloaded when it was free but is now a paid pattern)
Radiate in Lion Brand Cotton Ease #
Classic Lines in Knit Picks Shadow and Shimmer #
Kerrera in Rowan Magpie Tweed
Cloud Chaser in Sublime Merino Silk DK
Charlie in Phildar Phil’Laine
Shoru (R) in Mean Girls Yarn Club sock yarn
Corelli Crochet-along in Unique Sheep Eos yarn [Starts in early Feb 2011]
Tudor Stole (R) (from Twist and Knit book) in House of Awesome lace
Houndstooth Check Mittens in Knit Picks Wool of the Andes and Knit Picks Shamrock #
Serpentine Socks (R) in Zauberball 6ply
Progressive Sock Party (R) in Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sock and Lawoll #
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