New projects are nice

After thinking long and hard, I decided to start the Millefiori cardigan first.  I love the yarn, and I’m pretty certain on the sizing.

We went out of town over the weekend, followed by my usual 12 hour Sunday workday yesterday, so I didn’t get to work on it as much as I would have liked, but the ribbing is nearly finished! I will work on it during my break at work tonight, and hopefully later on as well.  The yarn (Ella Rae bamboo silk) is really very lovely.  Twisted ribbing is slow, but so much prettier than normal 1×1 would be in this inelastic yarn.

It’s still cold here (29 degrees currently, proving that I am no good as a weather forecaster) but I’m planing on wearing this sweater for easter, by which point it will hopefully have gotten above the freezing point!

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14 thoughts on “New projects are nice

  1. Wow – you made a plan and bam! You’re working! Impressive. Love the color of that yarn! According to Pantone, that Vibrant Green/Dark Citron is really in for spring~

  2. Nadia says:

    It still cold here too : -15… You don’t know what I could do for a 29 degrees !!! Oh Canada ! So cold, so cold !

    Nice knitting as always ;-)

  3. Eva says:

    Can’t wait to see this cardigan finished. The color is beautiful. To be true I hoped you would start with the Berroco cardigan or “Cari” by Sarah Hatton, which were my favourites. I would like to knit “Cari”, too. New projects are always great. I am just waiting for the package for mine (a Kim Hargreaves kit) :)

  4. Hilary says:

    Question for you… I’m a still a pretty new knitter, but I’d like to challenge myself with making a sweater. Do you have any advice on choosing a simple sweater pattern? Thanks!

  5. Jessica says:

    I love the yarn! The color is perfect…I may just have to add this yarn to my stash. lol Can never have too much.
    Can’t wait to see more progress on this! Happy Knitting! :)

  6. pantarejka says:

    I liked that clam stitch. I decided to use it in another project. First I could not figure out how to do it. I asked you a question concerning this stitch via ravelry, but maybe you have not checked the mailbox.

    Now I managed to solve the problem and I know how to do those clams – at least I think I know :) You are right. One should concentrate while doing this stitch!

    Comparing your picture and the picture in IK Spring I would say that your clam stitch is narrower somehow and more dense than the oryginal. Do you think it is because of the yarn that you used? I would say there are more knit stitches between the clams in the original picture than in your sweater. I have done only two clams in my small swatch so I am not an expert. I am just curious how the clam stitch looks in reality comparing to the picture in the magazine.

    Aleksandra
    pantarejka@gazeta.pl

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