Posted by: vjicha | March 10, 2009

New Projects & On the Needles

I’ve been busy since the beginning of January. Having completed several projects, it seemed expedient to share them. This sweater is Waterlily from Book of Fair Isle Knitting by Alice Starmore.

I knit it with Brown Sheep’s Nature Spun in a Sport Weight. My daughter will enjoy this for her birthday in April.

Then I discovered Margaret E. Fisher’s new (and first) book titled Seven Things that can “Make or Break” a Sweater, which is published by Vanduki Press. The book is organized into 7 chapters: Cast-On Edge, Increasing in Ribbing, Slanting Decreases, Invisible Increases, Blocking, Picking Up Stitches for Bands, and Buttonholes. What makes the guide so great is a little Baby Cardi in the Pattern section at the back of the book. The cardigan relates to the seven previous chapters, so as you read and learn or polish a technique you can then use that skill in the cardigan. Also in the Pattern section are 6  more garments to make: Diamond Yoke Pullover, Eugenie’s Cardigan, Two-Texture Pullover, Sweater without Sleeves, Color Tie Cardigan, and My Sister’s Sweater. Photos of the Baby Cardi are below. The white with stripes was made with Jill Eaton worsted weight yarn, and blue with Berroco’s Comfort.



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