Sunday, July 11, 2010

A Little Knit, A Little Sew, A Lotta Snooze

I read on someones blog that cable sweaters will be all the rage this Fall/Winter so I started on my own version. I couldn't find a pattern that I liked so I'm winging it, the general idea is nice fat cable at the bottom, seed stitch front band and that's about as far as I've gotten. The yarn is Lion Brand Jiffy. I read that knitter's hate to have to pick up stitches, I found it to be quite easy by using a crochet hook and then sliding them onto my circular needle.

It's the same yarn I used to make this self drafted v-neck pullover, this was crocheted before I learned to knit. I love this sweater, I used double-ended crochet hooks for the ribbing to get that knitted look. It's very warm without being suffocating.

I'm almost finished with the McCalls 5817 skirt, I really like the two back vents and contoured waistband.

My son will be 19 tomorrow, I can't believe it. Happy Birthday Kendall. The pic on the left is him in probably the only outfit I made for him when he was small. Black velvet knickers and a bow tie that matched his sister's Christmas dress. They grow up much to fast.


Andrea said...

Too funny, I was reading your post as you were leaving a comment on mine.

I can't wait to see your sweater when it's finished. I love cables. Happy Birthday to your son.

knitmachinequeen (KMQ) said...

I love cable too...of course I knit mine on the machine!