Thursday, June 26, 2008

Summer sweater with mosaic color pattern and cables

I have been wanting to do some color knitting for a while, but the problem is, I do not like fair isle or intarsia. So I decided to try out one of Barbara Walker's mosaic patterns. And I love cables, so it seemed like the perfect combination.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

My first entrelac venture

This is a baby blanket that I made for my sister in law, who is expecting a baby any day now. I had never done entrelac before, but I am a bit of an adventurous knitter, so I found an online entrelac tutorial. It was so easy to follow, I decided I would make it even more interesting and I added a 6 stitch cable to all the rectangular panels.

An unusual design

I designed this sweater because I love cardigans, but I am not particularly fond of closures. In other words, I do not like dealing with buttons, zippers, or most other things that are used to close jackets or cardigans. So I came up with this design. I call it a cardipullover.

Knitted socks

This is my first pair of knitted socks. The cute little feet that are sporting them belong to my little sweetheart, Aidan. He is My 2 year old boy and the light of my life. I don't usually knit socks, not because I don't like them. I just prefer to tackle larger projects.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Knitting as usual

Something you should know about me is that I am always knitting. That is not to say that I don't do anything else, that just means that I always have a piece of knitting on my needles. And I work on it when I have time. When I am not knitting, I am thinking about my next design and all the elements that go into designing a knitted article. This sweater is one I designed last winter. I got the idea for it from a picture my sister cut out of a magazine because she knew I would like it and could maybe reproduce a similar one. She was right, I did love it. But the one in the magazine was $60. So I went to and found this beautiful wool yarn for $1.99 a ball. It took 16 balls, so it only cost me about $32. And that is just one of the things I love about knitting and designing.