The answer is No. The bottom ribbing still remains. Oh and picking out all the white dog fur which has become such a fun, interesting and unwanted feature of this pure black garment.
Quick note: this pattern is up for testing! If you’re interested, the link to the testing thread on Ravelry is here. And now, time for a detailed pattern analysis on my Fennec pullover. I really loved the intriguing lines of cables and lace — although I have to say they look more like insect wings rather Read More
Over the last few days, I finished this sweater. There was no finishing frenzy; probably because I was tweaking instructions, checking calculations and knitting it, I got a much richer experience out of the whole process…
I swatched some of the pretty Debbie Bliss Donegal Tweed a few weeks ago. It makes such a good fabric, wonderfully light, and with that matte integrity that tweeds seem to acquire after blocking. I’m thinking of a compound raglan pullover, bottom up, the raglan lines marked with — you guessed it — these slipped Read More
It is done! I think this is my most well travelled knitting, started in London, knitted in Bangkok, finished in Johannesburg and photographed in Nairobi. It is everything I imagined it to be, elegant and casual, warm and light. And beautiful! I wanted a non-baggy drop shouldered pullover, with gentle side shaping and a Read More
… has been tested. The back just grew and grew and grew. But finally, today, I joined the fronts! Now to introduce and keep track of the pattern, angle the outer strips out, work bust short rows and increase the sides. Ok then.
I’m joining in the #fringeandfriendskal2016, are you? It’s the first time I’ve ever done a knit-along, and it came about because there is absolutely no pressure. There is no specified pattern, yarn, or designer, no Ravelry group or email list to sign up on, no pre-conditions of swatching. In other words: my kind of knit-along. I may have Read More
… are done! Love them. I continued the ribbing pattern all the way to the toe for better continuity. Hopefully, the slipped stitch sole will help these last longer, given that this yarn is intended for baby clothes rather than socks! Details Pattern: Rocaille Yarn: Lanas Stop Prima Merino, 2 balls Needles: 2.25mm Ravelled: here
A quick post: I started with the Rocaille Socks from The Knitters Book of Socks. Great book, great pattern. I’m substituting a regular slipped stitch heel instead of the afterthought heel in the pattern, and also continuing with the slipped stitches along the sole and gussets as I have before. Despite the heavy cabling, the Read More