Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Knitting Future

Anyone who's been in my LYS over the past 3 months may have seen me drooling over this pattern. It's Guiseley from Rowan Knitting & Crochet Magazine, No. 46.

It became a thing of regular habit for me to sit mooning over the pattern and musing over the Rowan Cocoon on the shelves. The discussion over the colour selection took weeks and weeks and involved knitting friends, staff, students and general customers.

I picked this colour. Rowan Cocoon in Red Wine. It's really lovely.

The swatching was interesting. The moss stitch swatch measured 11cms x 8cms. I had a small heart attack. The same number of stitches and rows over the pattern however gave the much lauded 10cms square.

Can't wait to cast on,. Even tho' I've 64 hundred other commitments this week, I predict I'll have this baby on the needles by this time tomorrow.

Knit in the round on size 7mm needles, once I'm past the deep moss stitch border it should make good progress.

Except for the chart knitting of course. That might be a challenge.

Stay tuned. I'm guessing there will be tears mingled with the joy.



Leslie said...

Looks like it's going to be loverly! Shall look forward to your progress.

Debbie T said...

Very pretty...I'll look forward to seeing yours completed! :=)

Heather said...

Looks like a lovely colour Nic. Maybe I'll get to see this new knitting project when you honour one of those 64 hundred commitments and visit Kilkeeran. Looking forward to your company and the sanity you bring. :)

Irene said...

We are right behind you, all the way Hon!

Carie @ Space for the Butterflies said...

It's a wonderful knit - I highly recommend it and the cables are really quite straightforward - enjoy!

Sinéad said...

That is a lovely top, and I really like the colour you've picked for it. I know it's going to turn out great! You can do it!