Thursday, March 29, 2007

New projects galore

Having finished my most recent "large" project (in more ways than one! Heh!) I've had a rash of startitis, and have 3 new projects on the sticks.

The first is Trellis from Knitty. I bought the yarn for this one a while back, intending to knit it for my nephew who has very sensitive skin and so can only wear cotton. I realised a couple of weeks ago that if I don't get knitting, he'll be too big for this pattern, so I've cast on, using the next size sticks and hoping it will be big enough. Problem is, I think I might run out of yarn. Woops...Hope I can still get some in the same dyelot...I do love the colour of this yarn - it is a bit more of a smoky blue/purple than the picture shows.

Here's my progress on the sleeve - my first experience of twisted cables. I'm not liking them a lot, although I don't mind the moss (seed) stitch as much as I thought I would. But it will definitely be bigger than the pattern indicates (the largest sleeve size should be 12 inches and it will exceed that, even without blocking). I just hope my gauge isn't too loose. Nice to have a detailed pattern knit which is still relatively small (not sure I could cope with an adult sized aran style garment!)

re comments from yesterday - Kgirl - you are right - I do need to make a tea cosy for my little teapot - I've got one for my big pot - I'll have to do a search for a little-pot-pattern!


Bells said...

oh i think those twisted cables look lovely! I'm a big fan of cables in all shapes and sizes.

Nora said...

Beautiful work Jane.

(signed, Nora: the Stocking st QUEEN)!

Donna said...

Trellis is looking wonderful - I really like the twisted cables.

Carson said...

Hi there

TT here, desperate for some acceptance!!

Heehee ;)

Thanks for your comment.

What I really wanted to say though was that's a cool stitch pattern - I like how the cable frames the moss stitch.

sahara said...

Hey there!

The twisted cables look good, although I understand about the work. If the garment is coming out big now, maybe you won't have to worry about him growing too big for it.

I'm knitting a sweater out of Heirloom 8ply for Mr. K's baby nephew, also in Sydney. I'm worried that the sweater may be to warm for him. It's due in June-July. Will it be cool enough? I'm getting nervous…

Anonymous said...

I love the cables! I think you're doing a great job.