Sunday, July 15, 2012

A Knitting Post

My niece's birthday is Wednesday I don't know if I'm going to make it. I still have to do the armholes and the neckline. And I may need another ball of yarn.

 When I visited last year she fell in love with my sweaters to the point of trying to steal them so I thought I would keep her honest and make her her very own. This is another leaf yoke top. I used Patons silk bamboo yarn which is a very loose weave so I went down one needle size after finishing the yoke. It looks perfect but of course I won't know that until she gets it.

back view
 
yoke close-up
 I was truly blow away by the Early Fall issue of Vogue Knitting.



I  have to make this.

 But my vision is to make the sweater in black and the ruffles using a sheer hounds-tooth, which I was lucky enough to find yesterday at Hancocks. The ruffles in the pattern are made using a ribbon with holes for knitting. I'm sure I can make a ruffle and attach it to the sweater, that's the plan anyway.




 Love this...

and this.


I even want to make the capelet on cover. Vogue knocked it out the park with this issue. There's enough in it to keep my needles busy well through winter.

2 comments:

Andrea said...

The leaf yoke knit top for your niece is beautiful and she is going to love it. I might have to get that pattern as I don't have that issue, and I have the perfect yarn for it in my stash. It is just gorgeous, and you did a beautiful job.

Pam said...

Your niece must be very special to receive such a special gift. The sweater is beautiful.