Thursday, 17 April 2014
Abbey has on her needles a new cardi which is done on circular knitting needles and dpns so it becomes a seamless cardigan
View of back
I'm finding it fascinating how she stops at the sleeves and then via the circular needles knits the back and front - Imagine no sewing up!
This is the third garment Abbey has used MadelineTosh wool. It is hand-dyed merino and she loves how the hand dying gives little flecks in the knitting. I know Abbey brought her wool from Eat, Sleep Knit, but not sure if it is sock ply or 4ply, I forgot but you can always ask Abbey .
The last two photos show the true colour of the wool - she's soo good and always does a knitting swatch.
Front view of the cardi pattern she is knitting - Grace by Jane Richmond
Back view of the pattern (Photos from designer's Raverley page)
Raverley is pretty awesome from the the above page you can click onto projects and see the other 339 knitters from around the world that are knitting or finished the same Grace pattern.
On audio the book I'm listening to is Bittersweet by Colleen McCullough - I'm quite enjoying this family saga about four Australian sisters (two sets of twins). Colleen wrote The Thorn Birds which of course I loved.
I download my audio books from the Wellington Library which I joined up as a distance borrower and particularly like the books in the Bolinda digital library - many of the books are set in Australia. And the books are free (a good thing!)
Linking up to Yarn Along.