Friday, January 19, 2007

I joined the KAL awhile back, but didn't cast on until this month. I'm making the Cable & Rib Jacket from Wish You Were Here. I'm really enjoying this pattern so far. The twisted stitches mixed in with the rib pattern keep the knitting interesting. I love the texture of the pattern and the stitch definition of the yarn. I'm using Debbie Bliss Wool/Cotton (the pattern calls for DB Cotton Cashmere). I've had this yarn in my stash for two years and have been waiting to find the right pattern for it. I finally found one I'm excited about. The yarn is nice and soft. It's a little splitty though. Only a problem with the twisted stitches and if I drop a stitch. I can deal with it. I'm looking forward to finishing the back and getting to the front panels which involves cables.

Here's mine:

I'm a little over halfway done with the back. This project involves a zipper which I've never attempted before. So anyone with experience and tips, your suggestions are welcome. For now I'll enjoy the knitting.


Blogger Robin said...

Hi Annette,

Looks good so far! I love the Wish You Were Here book - there's so many good patterns.

I haven't put a zipper into my knitting before, but I just taught myself how to do it as part of sewing the skirt I just made. I would assume the technique is the same, but done by hand instead of on the sewing machine.

I used the pictures in Sewing with Confidence by Nancy Zieman to teach myself how to put in the machine-sewn zipper. Also, I think Hot Knits by Melissa Leapman explains how to do it on one of her sweater patterns that has a zipper.

8:16 AM  
Blogger SJ said...

That is beautiful. It will be lovely in white.

12:53 PM  

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