Moving right along

Both Trimmings samples (one of them knit by the incomparable Deb Barnhill, who I highly recommend as a sample knitter) are blocked, seamed, and awaiting necklines. Which will be easy-peasy to finish by the photoshoot next weekend, since I have some airplane time to fill.

(This weekend, I’m teaching again at Fibre Space, which is one of my favorite places. Both classes are full, but if you’re in the area stay tuned because I’m coming back in August!)

I’ve also made some progress on Caulfield, the design I showed in last post’s swatch.

While there was no way to make the waist shaping completely invisible, I think I’ve managed to keep a nice line for the decreases. I’m really enjoying knitting this stitch–it looks far more complicated than it is, and during flat stretches of fabric I can read while I’m knitting it. (Which is a good thing, because I’ve got a whole other sample in this fabric after the cardigan is done!)

The yarn is Kim’s MCS Sock, which is a gloriously shiny, luscious blend of merino, cashmere, and silk. The colorway is “Bunnies, Bunnies, It Must Be Bunnies!”, which is one of my favorite lines from the Buffy character Anya. Doesn’t it look lovely in the stitch pattern?

What are you knitting these days?

5 thoughts on “Moving right along

  1. Love the color depth on that yarn. The decreases are nearly invisible. Looking forward to seeing the finished sweater.

  2. Love the stitch and the fit. Can’t wait to see the finished sweater and the pattern so I can make one for myself. Love the idea of the pattern with several choices – great way for me (someone without a lot of imagination/vision) to make it my own.

    Thanks for your great designs. Looking forward to taking one of your classes sometime – I know what shapes are good for my body type. Now I need to learn how to customize a pattern to give me the fit I want.

  3. If this stitch pattern is knit how I think it is, then I agree – it looks much harder than it is! A step up from simple stockinette, but still great for tv knitting.

    I am in swatch…heaven? Hell? Purgatory? The point is, I have committed myself to a project that requires a ridiculous amount of swatching. HELP.

  4. WOW, what a colorway!!

  5. That is a lovely stitch pattern. Off to go look at MCS sock…..

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