Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Cabled vintage cardigan

I did button shopping on the weekend. I am very happy with these copper rustic metal-like buttons. Dusty pink hand painted Madelinetosh Vintage yarn in colour shade 'Isadora' has so many subtle shades that would be difficult to match exactly. Not sure where I could find any plastic, fabric or glass buttons pairing perfectly with these pink shades.

This cardigan was knitted without using any particular pattern. Top down construction using basic Contiguous method with some modifications. Did some math to calculate stitch count needed to establish horse shoe cable pattern and then increased/decreased cables to shape waist as I was knitting. Alternated two skeins at a time. Unfortunately the yarn was rather variegated instead of semi solid I aimed for. I feel there is a wee bit too much colour shade variations at places but that's hand painted after all.

Details: ribbing, cables, vertical button holes, rounded bottom edge. Ravelry project page here.

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Yay! Something got finished!

I have finished my cowl. Other WIPs I showed earlier are very close to finish too but I have to weave in ends and find matching buttons which I suspect will not be that easy. Will post photos when finished properly.

I must admit the cowl turned out to be not a very successful project. I designed it as I was knitting along and it is a simple triangle shawl joined midway and then knitted in the round. It is warm and cosy and somewhat versatile and easy to wear. But I just don't feel the love for it. Might think of something else to use this yarn for as it is such a gorgeous moss green colour.

Also posting some autumn leaves just because they are beautiful. Its lovely season here at the moment apart from being freezing cold. Warm knits come just in time.


Wednesday, 9 May 2012

WIP - Madelinetosh winter knits

I am not good at finishing anything at the moment but I keep to casting on enthusiastically. Here is what I am working on. Cowl, cardigan and sweater all in various stages of development.

Monday, 7 May 2012

Just had to share.. recent yarn parcel :) It might well be the most beautiful lot of yarn I have ever had in my possession. Pinks gonna turn into girl's cardigans or tunics, green will be something for myself and I am yet unsure about the beige.

Madelinetosh from Happy Knits webstore, mostly Vintage, some Tosh dk and some Sport. Lovely soft and luxurious merino wool yarn. Love knitting with it and watching hand painted colour shades. For lazy people like me superwash is much appreciated feature too.