Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Small FO and a WIP
I thought I'd get an early start on the mother's day gift project and knitted up this neck warmer for my mother. She loved the neck warmer I knitted for her last year. She loves the neck warmer concept because it keeps her warm without having to deal with scarf tails. I figure if she likes them, she clearly needs more of them. This one is based on this free pattern. I used a different yarn with a finer gauge. I really like the soothing look of the mistake rib stitch pattern.
Next up, I'm currently finishing up Parasola, from Nora Gaughan Vol. 6. I had to buy the booklet after I saw a sample garment knitted up at Stitches West. I just finished doing the large ornament, and it seemed to take forever. Before embarking on it, I thought of searching da web for a crochet stitch that would give the same look, but I got lazy and just decided to knit it. It probably would have been much faster done in crochet. This is partly because I'm not that adept at small circular knitting.
I changed the shaping of this sweater from A-line to the more standard waist shaping. I also reduced the width at the bottom by about 2" from the smallest size because I was afraid of ending up with too much of a tent-like look.