Quite a few years ago I knitted a blanket on the Bond using leftover DK. When I say ‘leftover’, one of the wools was actually a full 500g pack in green which I’d had for ages and couldn’t think what to do with it.
This blanket has never been used, it has just been sitting there for years doing nothing. So last week I decided that I could do something useful with all that DK and I pulled it all out ready to re-use. I was really just after the green as I knew there should (hopefully) be enough of it to make something for myself.
I decided I would make a cardigan on the Bond Ribber. There is a ribbed stitch in the Ribber pattern book called Basket Stitch which I wanted to use so I knitted a sample and created a pattern using Knitware.
So far I’ve only knitted the back. It takes ages to knit the stitch pattern as all the stitches have to be transferred from one bed to the other every eight rows. I think it’s worth it though as the pattern does look quite nice.
I’m just doing a basic dropped shoulder style with no shaping.
Here’s a close-up of the Basket Stitch pattern:
The Bond Ribber is being very well behaved so far, dare I think that I have finally tamed the beast?
Talk to you later,