Monday, August 20, 2007
Socks and a sweater
H's socks are done. She loves them :-)
Pattern: My own: Toe-up with magic cast-on, Sherman heel, stockinette with a little ribbing on the sides of the leg. I increased 4 sts about halfway up the leg. 1k, 1p rib at the top, kept on knitting until I ran out of yarn. I had less than 3 meters left in the end :-)
Yarn: Claudia Handpainted fingering in Carousel, chosen by H.
Needles: 2,5 mm Addi Turbo
Verdict: Nice socks, and quick :-) Love the yarn! I have more in my stash but this is the first time I tried it.
Baby isn't here yet (let's not talk about how today is my due date + 7, ok?) so I'm trying to lure it out by knitting nice things for it. Here's a sweater front almost done:
The back is done too but it's just a square, not much to show off. The pattern is inspired by Kipling. I wanted a larger size and I didn't manage to biggify the pattern so I created my own. I'm calling it Rudyard. If the sweater turns out ok, and if it's ok with Kim I'll make the pattern available here.
Now of course H wants me to knit a sweater for her... Blue and white stripes, she says. I'm thinking top-down raglan with wide stripes. But what yarn...?