Is it Spring yet?
My oh my it sure has been a long winter here in the North East. I can't wait for some warm sunshiny 70 degrees weather. As a matter of fact our Thursday afternoon group started to knit cardigans for spring and warm weather. Below are some pictures of a very popular cardigan that we did and it all began with Pam. Pam came in with this finished cardi knit in Ritratto a mohair blend, and we all fell in love with it. I ended up knitting 2 each in different fibers, Karen knit 4 also in different fibers and they all look wonderful and fit beautifully. Pam has recently completed another, I forgot to get picture next time!! It such a fast project it literally took us 2 weeks to finish one sweater!!
Now at the same time I have been knitting and ripping a top.
I did change the pattern though. I didn't do the shaping like the original pattern, I decreased to the waist shaping more then required and didn't increase for the bust so it turned out to be A-lined. Now after I completed it I realized that when the top is A-lined it needs to be a little longer then a regular top. So guess what I will be ripping out the bind off at the bottom and adding more rows (I still have some more yarn believe it or not!!)
The yarn: Euro Baby Cuddly Cotton 202 yds
gauge on hank is 5.5sts = 1 in.
I got 17 sts = 4in. (4.25=1) on US6 needle make a big swatch!!
CO 135sts and decreased to 110 sts that made the A-line shape.
|Cuddly Cotton A-Line top|
Well I am knitting another top same pattern idea with a different yarn "Trendsetter Yarn" Zensation. This time I CO 120 sts, we'll see how this top turns out.
|A-line top in Zensation from Trendsetter Yarn|
This winter I managed to finish this jacket knit in Debbie Bliss Pure Cashmere still have to add buttons but that's for next winter (it is quite warm)!!
|a pillow knit by Pam in Dream in Color Jilly|
|this is knit in Frolicking Feet DK one hank 250yds|
I love spring knitting, it's the best time to begin something new or learn a new technique, pattern or just have some fun. Get inspired with new fresh crisp yarns, cotton blends, merino/cotton blends or try knitting with linen!!
Check out my Pinterest page lots of free knit and crochet patterns also loads of inspiration!!
HAPPY SPRING HAPPY KNITTING HAPPY CROCHETING!!!!