05/10/2011

New Holiday Knitting

The holidays are perfect for knitting light floaty tops - especially those knitted from the top down that really don't need too much of a pattern. Easy knitting and the promise of lightness and airiness with just the right amount of warmth for the possible chill of a Summer evening.

The name of this pattern just sums it up perfectly - Simplicity Cardigan by Mary Annarella

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This is the third little top I've knitted using a similar pattern and the exact same wool - Jaggerspun Wool/Silk lace weight. This time I've used thcolour Peacock knitted from an enormous cone that I bought economically I think two years or so ago and now I've found the perfect pattern for it.

I used 4mm circular needles.

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I made the body and the sleeves longer than the pattern and did more short row shaping at the back as well.

I think if I were to knit this again in this yarn I would still use 4mm needles but follow the instructions for the fourth size

2 comments:

Auntie Noo said...

Oooooh!!! that does look lovely. I do admire your pattern choices, always so chic.

Secret Sheep said...

This has a lovely drape to it. Just my colour too! ;o) You have beautiful photographs in your blog.