Monday, May 01, 2006

Silky sweater progress, and country socks fini!

I'm still making this up as I go along, but have now managed to finish the body. Fronts and backs were knit back and forth, and the front split to include the seed stitch placket. I don't know if I'd do that again - it was really fussy having four balls of yarn going at a time and I think I spent as much time untangling as knitting. But, it looks neat and tidy, or at least it will once I've woven in the ends.

The shoulders were shaped, then fronts and back joined with a three needle bind-off. This sweater is turning out to be a sampler for all sorts of new-to-me techniques.

shaped pullover

And at last! I finished off the Country Socks! A little warm to wear right now, but they'll be fab when fall comes.

Country socks

Pattern: Country Socks, from Nancy Bush's Folk Socks.
Briggs and Little Durasport, Oatmeal and Jean
2.5 mm Addi turbos
March 17 - April 20 (the sock spent a lot of time sitting in a backpack)

1 comment:

astridpersons said...

must have that book from Nancy Bush! When I spot great socks on the blogs its always from Nancy Bush (btw: is she family?)