Dear Abby from March 15, 1962!
"Any man who knits in public is obviously masculine enough to defend himself"
After I finish this tam it's going to be a very long time before I perform another cable. I used to think they were fun.
So I am a thrower (english) and in-between projects. I'm thinking of trying continental for my next (simple!) project, and was wondering how did the switch go for any of you out there? I have given it a half-hearted attempt a couple of times, get frustrated and go back to throwing....but have heard picking is much faster which I would like to be!!
it's a cabled brim then picked stitches an just messed about to the top.
it's from the gottelier, knitting and tea book
malabrigo, mostly, and undyed
lots of cable (too much)
i have never taken this long on a sweater before (started in august)
Here are a few things I have finished for Family members
My goals were:
2) work on knitting
3) do other stuff
I must admit, it amazes me the difference in speed between something done on size 5 needles and super-chunky yarn on size 14 needles. (Yes, I have a pair of size 14. And 12. I'm OCD and have access to Google.)
So I finished my sweater (Jared Flood, Brownstone). It turned out enormous. Not so much in length but around, where the gauge was spot on. It was like a tent. I'm 6'2", not exactly skinny, but there was maybe 8 inches of "ease," to put it euphemistically.
There is a free pattern at our blog ,share with everyone.Hope you will like it.
Josh Bennett is the featured designer in Rowan Magazine 51 (just published), and you can download the six sweater patterns for free. I have a direct link to the pattern download in my latest blog entry, along with a video link where Josh describes the inspiration for the sweaters. Check it out at www.goodforaboy.com.