Sunday, October 24, 2010

Blame it on.....

Say hello to Dear Son #1 or The First Twin, or one of the chance brothers*, however you would like to know him! Modeling does not come easily to him, and truth be told this was still a touch damp from it's final blocking when I made him put it on for the photo shoot, so he does deserve a pat on the back for trying!

Modified Durrow
Obviously this is a cardigan and not a pull over, V-neck not crew and much skinnier than the smallest size. I went down a needle size and down a yarn weight to get this skinny enough for DS#1, other than that I pretty much followed the pattern and had the same problem I heard about on Ravelry...the neck was too big, luckily a round of crochet from arm saddle to arm saddle tightened things up just enough for it to stay on him.
Yarn: ColourMart 3/15 Lambswool just over a cone
Size 7 (US) needles
6 buttons, which is a mistake I meant to put in 7 and mis-measured the placement for the second button so I ran out of button band before I ran out of buttons.
I am not usually a big fan of marled yarns, but this one knit up so nicely I am very glad I have another cone to play with! It took six soapy washes to get the oils out, but once they were gone the yarn softened up like you wouldn't believe. Even mister picky there likes it!

I am still working on version 2 of the Endless Knitted Cardi Shawl, being in a heavy lace weight yarn it is a time sink getting through a row and even with my putting in faggoting instead of a drop stitch pattern it is pretty boring to work on at the moment. I would say I am about half way through that long haul now, maybe for next weekend I will have a finished object shot for you.

So, having just finished miles of k4,p2 ribbing and in the middle of miles of knit one row, purl one row what did I cast on yesterday?
I would blame it on Amanda, but truth be told I bought the pattern weeks ago. Now, if you will excuse me, I have to go work on my mind numbing knitting!


*What? You haven't heard of the chance brothers? I am sure that you have really...There is Fat Chance and Slim Chance and although the name comes from these books one or the other of my boys is always bigger than the other so although they switch roles, calling them The Chance Brothers is my prerogative!


Judith said...

whadda cute kid! and what a gorgeous sweater!

I don't know if I could knit that cardi by hand, I think that's why knitting machines were created :}

Amanda said...

A very debonair model! Or perhaps its the result of the beautiful cardi. Love the colour of the featherweight. And at least its a relatively quick knit and you can have some fun with the collar.