I started on the next project in the Mary Weaver book and it is a cardigan in DK.
I have to say that the machine struggled a bit with the fair isle pattern – I think I should maybe have found a finer DK to use. Anyway, the back is finished but there are a few mistakes in the pattern. I think the point of this excercise was getting used to transferring stitches between the main bed and the ribber bed and I could really have done the back in plain stocking stitch. I’m doing the fronts plain as I don’t have enough of the light blue wool left to do the fair isle. I have no idea what the sleeves are going to look like as I think I’m also going to run out of the brown, I do have some navy blue DK so I might use that. I know this cardigan is going to look a bit strange with the different colours but as I keep saying about these projects they are just for practise so I’m not too bothered about what they look like as long as I can get the techniques right. I will probably wear it to do the gardening in when the weather gets cooler (not that it’s been that hot lately but you know what I mean).
I’ve finished knitting all the parts of the cabled pullover so I’ll be sewing it up later on.
Talk to you later,