Monday, December 7, 2009

Cables and More

I got a good start on the Bi-Colored cable pattern and I am really enjoying it. When I first cast on and knit the hem part, I was a little anxious about knitting the body in one piece with so many stitches and an increase for the front band when you switched to the beginning of the body after the turning row, but the cabled design is so interesting that I was having trouble putting it down.  The pattern has a little something for every knitter.  There are the cables of course, there’s also a little fair-Isle/intarsia fusion going on, with some clever shaping for those who appreciate great construction thrown in for good measure. Here’s what the section of the pattern that I finished so far looks like:

The rest of the fronts are a single cable crossing progressing up to the shoulders, but isn’t it lovely how those cables at the bottom all flow up into the single crossing?

I’m having fun with it

In other household news, Saucey has seen the approaching winter with our very slight dusting of snow the other day and has decided there is only one possible solution:


I also worked up this little sock as a sample for my toe-up workshop starting tonight:

The mate will by my demo during the workshop.  Anyone what to guess who will eventually get this pair?

Have a lovely week
Happy Knitting!

1 comment:

SciFiTVFanGirl said...

Saucey has the right idea! I would hibernate too, if I could.

That cable project looks awesome!