Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Another Use for Lace Yarn

Yes, I have cast on yet another project. How could I resist when it addresses one of my current problems: what can I knit with a million skeins of laceweight yarn when I cant figure out what to do with shawls when I have finished them?? I do love knitting with the smaller needles and tiny yarn, so imagine my joy when I saw the pattern for the Whisper Cardigan in the latest issue of Interweave Knits. The only thing that held me back was wondering what it is going to look like on my lumpy torso, but then I thought, what the heck, who cares. And maybe the floaty back part will hide some of the back flab.

So I am using KnitPicks Shadow in Oregon Coast Heather, which is divine to knit with, so soft, and has some lovely colours in it, fawn (no not beige!) with hints of pink. The construction is basically a shrug with a dangly back part, which sounds awful, but I am hoping it turns out nicely. I have already done the basic shrug part and am onto the ribbed edging.

One slight snag is that I only have 2 skeins of the yarn and I will probably need a third. And you cant get it in the UK. Oh. But a lovely raveller is supposed to be sending me some. At least I hope she is lovely. She has my money, so hopefully all will go smoothly. Meanwhile, I knit on in hope and faith!


Poethead said...

I will be eagerly awaiting the results! I love this little cardigan.

Anonymous said...

Just thought I'd let you know the fun I've been having with your cupcake pattern. Here's the link to my blog- http://bookmarked.typepad.com/textile/2009/03/cupcake-manuscripts.html but if you're on Flickr follow the links-you can still see it anyway. Others are finding it fun as well.
Thank you for your generosity in posting the pattern.