Saturday, 19 March 2016

Nothing to Show

Well, I've been busily knitting away but have nothing to show because I have to wait until the patterns are released - very frustrating.  My biggest project has been a cable jumper for Marie Wallin's next book.  Knitted in Rowan Felted Tweed DK with a lot of cables and twist stitches as well as a flare to the main body, it took me 8 days of solid knitting to complete.  I'll be sure to post photos as soon as I am allowed.
My other projects included a aran weight, cable and texture pattern slipover for a King Cole pattern and a garter stitch and lace cardigan for designer Jo Allport, knitted in West Yorkshire Spinners Aire Valley Aran Fusions.  One of the things I really love about this work is getting to use some lovely yarns such as this one.
My current project is a 4ply cable and lace cardigan for designer Sarah Hatton that will be featured in The Knitter magazine.  This one is knitted in Rowan wool cotton and is a pleasant yarn to knit with.

Friday, 4 March 2016

Spotty Jumper

It's been a busy week but I'm not yet able to show most of the garments I have knitted because they are awaiting photography and publication.  However, I have just this afternoon finished this spotty jumper.
Spotty Jumper

It's to go to be sold on the Where's That Bear website and I will soon be knitting some more.  This one was knitted from a sample - the first time I have attempted it.  I have to say that I am very pleased with how it has come out.  I laid it on top of the sample and it was difficult to tell which was which. 
Now it's back to an oversized cardigan, knitted in aran weight yarn and designed by Jo Allport.