Monday, February 06, 2006

Knitter In Training

I'm in the Knitting Olympics, and I've started my training. I'm going to be making a pair of cabled kneewarmers of my own design, to keep my legs warm while I walk to work in spring skirts and boots.

This is the yarn I'll be using:

KO-Yarn (1) (Medium)

KO-Yarn (Medium)

It's a Debbie Bliss Handspun 100% wool.

I did a swatch last night - just basic stockinette stitch on size 4 bamboo needles:
KO Main Swatch

The colour is a bit bright in this pic - the balls of yarn are a much better representation.

These needles are so nice to work with - they are the only full price ones I've bought. All I've used before is 30p pairs from the charity shop, which are nice, and fun colours, but not like the Boos!

This is the cable pattern I'm using for the main panel:

KO Cable Swatch

Knitters - I know a bit of my middle cable has been reversed and dropped off - that little 5cm square took me all day yesterday (!) so I'm going to frog it soon, as long as I have time before Friday.

Now I just need to work on my chart so I actually know what I'm doing. I've got a plan in my head, but I think getting it down on paper will help!


Blogger Anushka said...

You're amazing! And you've only been knitting for, what, a month? Yay for cables! They look great. Braided cables for a first...whoa.

nushers <3

10:32 AM  

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