Saturday, March 14, 2015

New projects

I've been admiring this combination crochet-knit sweater for a while, but there doesn't seem to be a pattern available. I decided to wing it, and come up with my own version. Enter random crochet flowers:

I have a feeling this will be a long term project since I don't have a pattern and not really even a plan to speak of. The extent of my plan is to crochet different flowers until it looks like they might cover half of the front. Beyond that, not sure.

Then I saw February 12's version of Feather and Cloud and I was hooked. Feather and Cloud is a simple sweater with mostly reverse stockinette, and a feather-and-fan border around the front. I quickly ran to the yarn store and grabbed four skeins of Malabrigo Rastita.

Rastita is between a DK and Worsted weight, so skinnier than what the pattern calls for. I will have to do some math to adjust for gauge, as I'm off about 25 %.

Saturday, March 07, 2015

Saturday Update

Pattern: "Jewelry"--my own with some design elements borrowed from Jewel
Yarn: Quince & Co. Chickadee
Needle: 4 mm circular
Feeling: Like it! knitting with the yarn was great, but my "pattern" (or lack thereof) was a pain, and I probably could have knit two sweaters with the effort I put into this, had I just followed a purchased pattern.
Find it on Ravelry.

"Did you check the white balance?"
I think blogging about it was part of what got me to finish it, but I also just really needed a new sweater. For the most part I had fun knitting it, but sleeves were starting to get frustrating. Now I'm just glad it's done!

Sunday, March 01, 2015

Progress Report

The Jewelry sweater is off the needles, although not quite finished. But as you can see, I have buttons picked out, so at least it could get finished.

The sleeve detail includes a twisted knit stitch running down the middle and ending with a little bit of the pattern stitch. The sleeves are about 2/3 length, mostly because that's all I had yarn for.

 Now just a final blocking, weave in the ends and sew on the buttons. 

I even finished the edging on the Lofty cardigan and started on the sleeve. This shouldn't take long to finish!