A Sweater, a shawl and socks
Here it is! My first sweater. It is the Jawbreaker Cardigan from Interweave Knits Winter 2006. It was a VERY fast knit (size 11 needles!). In my last post, Lynn asked if I thought the collar felt like too many stitches. I have to admit...I am kind of a geek...so I actually sorta did the math and calculated at which stitches I could increase by two so that I would have the correct number of stitches needed for the collar without bunching. So that was the hard part. I had no problems w/mattress stitching up the seams. I love this sweater!
Finally! I finished, washed and blocked my Icarus:
And I also have a picture of a pair of socks that I finished last December, Conwy from Nancy Bush's Knitting on the Road:
I also started the Nantucket Jacket (also from Interweave Knits Winter 2006). I LOVE the stitch pattern and the berrocco pure merino wool! So soft! I will post some progress pics soon.
I also got the books Knit 2 Together by Tracy Ullman and Mel Clark and Sarah Dallas Knitting. I really like both these books and want to make almost everything from both books! I already made the baby cape in Knit 2 Together, which brings me to a question...the cape called for size 6 needles, 4 mm. But my size 6 clover needles are 4.25 mm. I didn't check the diameter when I first started, but as I went along (and needed way more yarn than I thought!) I checked the size. I had to use 1 whole more hank of cascade 220 than the pattern called for! But I made it work. Once I get buttons I will post a pic. But why is there a difference between what the book calls for and what size my needles actually are?
Anyway, I am having a blast knitting...when I can get away from the needles, I will post!