I knew I was doing the moss stitch incorrectly. I did a 2 +1 pattern. I can see how mine is different from the other pictures posted. I'm still happy with the fact that I was able to actually make a sweater that I could wear in public!
jehlfamily:I knew I was doing the moss stitch incorrectly. I did a 2 +1 pattern. I can see how mine is different from the other pictures posted. I'm still happy with the fact that I was able to actually make a sweater that I could wear in public!
So now, you have something to really be proud of! It is lovely. I think you did something like a Dash pattern, a little more horizontal, and I absolutely love how it looks. Almost more contrast between the body and the collar. Enjoy it for years!
Gorgeous stitch definition and a beautiful color. I had to set my sweater aside for a few weeks as more pressing needs were calling :o) Hopefully I'll get back in the groove soon!
I know I'm a girl and I have long hair but I don't own any of those clips. BUT, they look GREAT for holding seams. Never mind scrap yarn... I'm getting me some hair clips! Ha!
Thanks vicnorm! I think it was probably 25% knitting and 75% yarn. Haha. I used Knit Picks Andean Silk in "Sangria". I loved the color the minute I saw it.
As for your sweater, take care of what you need to take care of. The Cardi's not going anywhere. It'll forgive you. But, you have to finish it 'cause it's too cute not to.
MyleneL:I finished mine last week and finally got around to having someone take some pictures (at the cafe where we meet for Knit Night). I love this little cardi
That is so pretty, drapes very nicely on you! And of course having a photo with knitting as your prop...way cool!
MyleneL:I finished mine last week and finally got around to having someone take some pictures (at the cafe where we meet for Knit Night).
I love your cardi too. Andean Silk is one of my faves too but I didn't have enough in my stash for an entire sweater.
I took my sweater with me to my knitting group and what do you know, my friend took two way blurry shots! That's a do-over.
Your sweater is gorgeous. And unique. You can tell everyone you adapted the pattern to suit yourself ~ they will be so impressed.
MyleneL, I am back from my vacation in Michigan. Finally got to read the blog and, 'oh my' your cardi is making my hands itch. I have to grab my needles and start my second front and sleves. I have to finish my cardi. I had a great time in Holland, Saugatuck, and other cities in MI. Beautifull State and cities. We went during Tulip Time Festival and I cannot believe how beautiful and friendly people of Holland MI is. Thank you to Rose, owner of Friends of Wool in Washington Square. Beautiful Shop and wonderful service. I was a bit dissapointed with the service at Lizzie Ann's Wool Co. in Downtown MI, but that didnt stop me from buying lots of beautiful yarn. Next year we are going to go during summer. Now, let me pick up my needles and continue with my cardi.
ginrose:The little hairclips work better for me than anything I've ever used
Okey dokey - heading for Walgreens in the morning to find some of these. Thanks for all the great tips!
AAACK. I'm halfway through the last sleeve and I've run out of yarn. Did a search on the internet only to find it was discontinued Spring of last year. I have emailed one store in the US to see if they have the right colour, but it seems to be sold out everywhere I've looked :(
Any ideas of places that might have stashes of discontinued yarns ~ I checked Ebay already.
It's Sirdar Just Bamboo in Nutmeg 0117
AAAAAACK is right! YIKES, even. . .
Check on Ravelry. Lots of folks on there have bits and pieces in their stash up for sale or trade. GOOD LUCK!
Wow, Mylene, I love the color of your cardi.
I'm done with the back of mine and one of the fronts. Getting in the progress when and where I can. :)
Thanx. I went there right after here and found a lady in UK who is willing to send me the one ball she has. Perfect! I wonder how long it will take to get here.
ginrose:The little hairclips work better for me than anything I've ever used.
You are absolutely right. Another use for them, is to hold up the orchid blooms onto stakes when they get so loaded with flowers. I used to belong to an orchid society but gave up growing orchids because of mold/fungus allergies. One nice thing about thise little hairclips is the fact that they don't snag your yarn but are a firm clip. Up here in Canada, you can find them at any dollar store. They come in various colors so you will always be able to see them against your yarn.