Tuesday, August 18, 2009


This is one of my current works in progress. It is from an improvised pattern. I decided it was once again time to do something on my own. The yarn is Plymouth royal silk merino. It's going to be a simple single-button cardigan, where the button will sit below the bust line. This is the bottom section, which has a narrow folded hem and a simple pea pod eyelet pattern. This is my favorite type of stitch pattern -- I don't need charts or cable needles, it's simple, and I can fix errors one or two rows further on. I guess I'll just leave it at that and post a couple of other pics as I move along.

I also cast on for slinky ribs (ravelry link) from Custom Knits. There's not much to show there since I only have 3/4" done.


crochetgurl said...

I recently got the Vogue Knitting book and the lace patterns in there make me want to improvise one day too.

So I'm guessing it'll look like Something Red (or Green in this case)?

Can't wait to see your Slinky Ribs. You always make the sweaters I want to make too! :-)

betty said...

Hi crochetgurl -- I believe Something Red is a raglan sleeve cardi. Mine will be standard set-in sleeves. Oddly enough, I like raglan sleeves for pullovers, but I'm not sure about cardigans.

It's still a little too warm to be wearing any wool or even wool blends yet, but hopefully it will be cooler when I'm done.