on reworking

To answer a couple of questions, yes, I plan to release patterns for both my basic black Terra sweater (top down circular yoke, chunky weight) and the brilliant blue cardigan (bottom up circular yoke, fingering weight). I’m not sure how quickly I can get them done, but I’m hoping for sometime this month!

Meanwhile, I’ve been working on a lace shawl that I’m quite into – the original version was in a luminous purple sock yarn from Sliver Moon Farm, purchased at Rhinebeck:

good lookin'

Easy to knit and was coming out how I wanted, but then I went to go chart it up and found that it was rather complicated. The lace pattern is a 6 stitch repeat, and I was increasing one stitch per row – so it was difficult to figure out what the repeat including the increases was.

I’ve decided to change the increase rate, and I’m reworking it in Lorna’s Laces sock in Cranberry. The chart is much neater, and perhaps at this rate, this pattern will be done in short order. I restarted last Saturday, and I’m a little over halfway done.


brilliant blue

round yoke cardigan

Off the needles! The yoke went very quickly, as it usually does – the first few inches take forever, but the decrease rows are highly satisfying. This one took 8 skeins of Koigu KPPPM. Sadly I’m not feeling very photogenic lately (nor is the weather cooperating) but as soon as I get some buttons I’ll try to get a pile of FO shots!

Meanwhile, I’m considering the next sweater project – Malabrigo Twist perhaps?

YIP: March 31

sleeves achieved!

YIP: April 1

I managed to get the second sleeve done and attached this week – I’m even making headway on the yoke. I’ve gotten past the first decrease row (it’s a circular yoke), and it’s coming along nicely. I can’t wait to wear this sweater!