Thursday, March 09, 2006

Pretty in Progress

And now, for my next trick, watch me pull a sweater out of my... Well, anyway I am going to make this lovely for me! It's from Vintage Knits by Sarah Dallas. Everything in this book is knitable, wearable, and sexy.

The only gotcha so far is the sizing - I ususally wear small, this pattern has me at large... Hmm. I'll take the middle road and try the medium.

I'm using this yarn, Debbie Bliss Cathay in a periwinkle that homestyle amateur digital photography fails to capture. But the shine you see is all real - cotton, microfiber and silk, so nice to knit!

Here is the beginning, rib and rib and rib. I'm ready to start the pattern stitch, which is more rib and rib and rib. Fun! Now for the katcha katcha thingy.


Knitcrazy said...

the yarn looks Yummy Soft !!!

Areli said...

Such a pretty sweater and such a pretty yarn!

DeltaDawn said...

I made this one about three or four years ago - and still LOVE it! I didn't know it was lace knitting back then, and lace with cables no less - I just did it! You'll enjoy wearing it. I made the small in the linen drape - my only problem with it is that it's a bit cropped, and even though my belly is fine, I don't like showing it much! Enjoy - it's a cool pattern.

rachel said...

that looks a really nice colour, don't forget to post the finished sweater :)

Sue-Hoo said...

love that book!... have you made anything else?

String Bean said...

Careful with the sizing! UK and US sizes are different. You're probably safe, but I just wanted to let you know. :D

I have this book, too, but haven't made anything from it. I have wanted to make this sweater. I love the stitch pattern.