*I wrote this post on Tuesday and have been somewhat over taken by events (in other words this blissfully clear sky
will soon be full of con-trails again!)
But air chaos and all that would have been a piece of cake in comparison to casting on for my new project, Cerisara.
It took me five (yes, that’s right, FIVE) attempts before I cast on correctly. Well, even on the fifth attempt I was still a stitch short but I’d almost given up the will to fight so I increased one on the first row.
Four repeats done on the back
The pattern is a top-down garment cast on at the shoulders with a temporary method, and I chose to use one of the cables from my KnitPro set in place of the waste yarn. It worked very well, as you can see:
Temporary cast on
The yarn is a very inexpensive 70/30 acrylic/cotton blend from King Cole yarns. I purchased it a good few years ago and 500g of it has been wallowing in my stash ever since. Since I wanted a work-horse of a cardigan and I’m trying to knit from stash wherever possible, I think this is a good match!
Well, I’m off to think of more Italian-Chinese fusion dishes I can make (tonight’s black olive and courgette stir-fry with egg noodles was a success!)