Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Being less than five-feet tall makes it hard to find clothes that fit right, especially when the style I'm after is a cardigan that's long in the front and short in the back. (It's a reverse mullet cardi!) So, what's a knitter to do? She makes one herself!
I added picot trim to the sleeves and the bottom of the cardigan,
and I added some scalloped edging to the neck.
Madeline Tosh DK is so smooth and soft. I had reservations about knitting with a single-ply superwash yarn, but those reservations melted away with each stitch I knit. MadTosh is a pricey yarn, but I was lucky that it was 20% off at Article Pract (it was a staff pick).
Speaking of yarn stores, my all time favorite store is no longer. Stash Yarn, you were the best! I am going to miss you.
More details on the cardi can be found on my Rav project entry. Perhaps I'll write this pattern up, too.
Anyone going to Sock Summit in Portland? I'll be there attending the marketplace and hopefully the Sock Hop! My train ticket and hotel are booked, so now I can concentrate on what I'll eat and where I'll visit. A friend works at the Omsi, so that's on the list, and I've love to do some kayaking, hiking, and yarn shopping. All recommendations are welcome and appreciated.