Here she is! The Rimini Cardigan, pattern by Martin Storey from the Jaeger JB16 brochure printed in 2003. Knitted in six shades of John Arbon Textiles Knit By Numbers 4-ply wool in the Grape colourway. Buttons from my button box, can't remember where I originally bought them. Oh, this is a lovely garment and I'm… Continue reading Finished object: Rimini Cardigan
I am happy to report that I'm going great guns with my Rimini cardigan and I believe I can have it finished by this time next week, thus meeting my target of completing it before the end of June. The only slight trepidation I feel is that we are in for three more hot days… Continue reading The home stretch
When I wrote my knitting update last week, I was in a state of indecision about my Rimini cardigan, but apparently all I needed to do was admit out loud that I wasn't entirely loving it because I found I just couldn't cast it aside even briefly. So I went ahead and knit the front… Continue reading What knitting happened next?
If I've said it once, I've said it a hundred times, I am a monogamous knitter. For me, it's the only way to really see progress and get things done. If you devote all your knitting time to one project you can't help but be rewarded with speedy results. It's like a marriage (or so… Continue reading Monogamy is good, right?
I mentioned last week that I wanted to write about the knitting patterns included in the April 1968 issue of Woman's Weekly I had received and I've decided to start with the most striking of them. The thing that hits you first about this hand-knitted suit is the colour, and I don't think I'll be… Continue reading Reimagining vintage knits
Quite a bit of stuff is irritating me at present and so I'm being rather choosy about what I consume on both traditional and social media in order to maintain my equilibrium. Since I'm limiting that side of life a bit, I've got plenty of extra time for knitting. I've set myself the target of… Continue reading Just keep right on knitting
Well, that was a productive weekend so come Tuesday, naturally, I slumped. Hopefully the week will get better from here. First off, I finished my Nuclear Sunrise socks and they are a lovely addition to my sock drawer. Whether I will wear them much this side of late autumn I cannot tell; the colour is… Continue reading Works making nice progress
Now that is what I call progress! My Cable Front Cardigan by Norah Gaughan for Vogue Knitting is coming along apace. I made it my goal to finish the back over the weekend and, despite having a totally lethargic day on Saturday (which I am putting down to the humidity), I comfortably finished it by… Continue reading Seams okay
Having touched on the idea of always getting what you've always had in my previous post, I thought today I would do a show-and-tell about the previous versions of the cable front cardigan I'm knitting. Above is the first version in a Katia yarn which I believe was part wool and part acrylic. I always… Continue reading What you’ve always had
Last week I had two sleeves completed of my Norah Gaughan cable-front cardi and, as you can see, I've added the two narrow front pieces to it, so I'm about 40% of the way there. Progress will now slow to a crawl as I am back at work for the next month and I can already… Continue reading Knitting progress slowing