30.1.13

Casting On




I cast on another project this week.  I'm knitting a sweater just for me.  I can't believe in all my knitting, that I've never knit a sweater for myself.  Knitting for me, it's my new thing this year.

The main yarn is Cascade 220 in dark charcoal and the color work is a merino base from Knit Picks that I kettle dyed a deep chartreuse.  I love the contrast of the dark and light.

I based the color work off this pattern I designed a couple of years ago, for a pair of custom longies.  It's always been one of my favorites, but I didn't want to do a whole sweater in armenian knitting again, so I reworked the pattern.  Now, I only have to carry colors a reasonable 5 stitches.  Here's a great article on armenian knitting, if you're not familiar with this technique.

I'm also knitting on my squares for the log cabin blanket.  Three squares down, and only twenty one to go.  If it wasn't for all the color changes, it would be an incredibly boring knit.  Fortunately, it makes for perfect car knitting or hand work while visiting with friends.

What are you working on this week?

Joining in with Ginny.

15 comments:

  1. Love the color work on the sweater!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Are you going to make a pattern for that blanket to sell in your shop? It looks like it would be a wonderful way to use leftover balls of yarn. I'd love to make one, it's beautiful.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Left over scraps is exactly what I'm using it for, Taryn. The pattern is from Staci Perry over at Very Pink! http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/learn-to-knit-a-log-cabin-blanket

      Delete
  3. the colorwork for the sweater is just beautiful. I am also knitting myself a sweater (actually two) for the first time!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It's exciting, isn't it! What kind of sweaters are you making?

      Delete
  4. that is amazing, your log cabin blanket squares. how do you do that? switching ways the garter stitch goes?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Basically, you knit a garter square and bind off, turn the square counter clockwise and pick up the sts, then knit for awhile, bind off, turn the work. The pattern is from Very Pink. Her website is fantastic, with a ton of videos and tutorials to go with each pattern! Here's the link: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/learn-to-knit-a-log-cabin-blanket

      Delete
  5. Oh all of it is just beautiful. I am hoping to knit myself a sweater this year, I did a shawl and vest last year, so I think a sweater is next. Love the log cabin blanket, on my list of things to knit.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I may try a shawl this year, too. I'm having trouble talking myself into knitting with sock yarn on size 2 needles. ;)

      Delete
  6. I really love the blanket Liz and the sweater, I am sure, will be gorgeous as is every thing you knit.
    Thanks for sharing.

    ReplyDelete
  7. The log cabin blanket is so cute! Your sweater looks fantastic, too!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Once again I am blown away by your lovely knits, they are always so beautiful.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Great workm my mother used to knit sweaters for all us kids....although she wasn't that great!
    Driveway paving London

    ReplyDelete
  10. these log cabin blankets have always appealed to me. I wonder how far I could get with the left over bits of other projects?

    ReplyDelete

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...