Monday, April 2, 2007

New projects

As if I didn't have enough stuff to work on, I've fallen in love with the "dollar and a half" cardigan from Interweave Knits:

(The pictures in the magazine shows it fully, I couldn't find many good ones in a quick image search). But there's the cable on one side of the front, and the lace/reverse stockinette pattern on the other side, as well as on the back and sleeves. At first I didn't like the fact that the two fronts didn't match, but the more I look at it the more I absolutely love it. So I'll be ordering the yarn for it soon. I'm thinking Wool of the Andes in Maple Syrup. It calls for a linen/acrylic blend that I can't afford, and I've seen a lot of people saying they are knitting it in Knitpicks' cotton/linen blend, but I absolutely despise the feel of cotton knits, so I'm going with wool.

I also am starting a much more simple cardigan out of Wool-Ease, I think I tore it out of Knitting, or Simply Knitting. It's a plain stockinette cardigan with garter ridges. I want something simple I can pull on during work or classes, and I think this is pretty perfect. I'm leaving on a family road trip on Thursday, so I'm buying the yarn for this cardigan to start in the car.


Claudia said...

I know what you mean about the $1.50 Cardigan; I can hardly wait for my yarn to arrive so I can get started on it. Your other projects look fantastic too. I love that microwaveable rice-sack - the fabric is so cute!

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