I love this Estelle South Pacific pima cotton yarn I got at Shall We Knit. It is so soft...and not dishcloth looking. A little sheen but not shiney like mercerized cotton....it's perfect.
I cast on origionally for a knit I had designed...but didn't like where it was going.
So, I ripped it back...a few times....and eventually decided on the Leaf Tie Cardigan from fitted knits. I made it through the yolk and did the neckline increases....but didn't really like it. It was not working for my girls...so I ripped it back...a few times...and came up with this neckline.
Much better. A more gradual increase (every right side row). I cast on the front section where the ties will go. After a few inches, I decided it wasn't right...too big looking. So I ripped it back.
Yes, this is me listening to my inner knitter.
I left out the cast on section and just knit. I knit and knit that stocking stitch.
I made some nice waist increases and continued to knit until I was done the second skein.
At this point it was ok. So I changed the neckline, the look of the front and lengthened it.
Yes, I pretty much altered the total design.
I thought I better move on to an arm...so I knit and knit that stocking stitch for about 5 inches.
I tried it on for the umpteenth time...and stared deep into my eyes....I knew it was not right.
So, here it is as of last night.
Yes. I am listening to my inner knitter folks.
Swatching again...maybe this? Kim Hargreaves Nectar book is also tempting me...guess what I will be picking up at the friday night knit and chat!?
Surprisingly enough...this yarn is surviving the pressure I am putting on it! Yes, that origional skein is getting a little halo...but it looks fine still. This is some fabulous cotton!
All is not loss in my knitting world.
Casting on, it is so much fun!