Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Some Summer sweaters

Here is my most recent experiment in knitting: The Medallion Lace vest. I used size 8 needles, Provence cotton yarn, and adapted a shawl pattern from Evelyn Clark's wonderful book "Knitted Lace Triangles" for the pattern. The border is two offset repeats of the same pattern I used in the Leaf Lace vest from a few months ago. I initially thought this would be a cardigan, but when it was done, I thought it might be fun to sew up the center seam and make it a pullover. Probably I should have made it a pullover to begin with, but sometimes these experiments take on a life of their own! Here is the back view:
I also made this cardigan ( knitted top down, adapted from the CeCe cardigan by Chic Knits) ,in Provence cotton yarn, which I call the Torchwood Cardigan, as I watched the first 2 seasons of Torchwood while knitting it:
I probably should do a better job of weaving in the ends...but I'm lazy!


Anonymous said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Variation on a theme! Both the vest and cardigan are stunning! Great garments to work at openings! You are having a very productive Summer. Keep the needles clicking!

Dudleyspinner's Tie Dye Rovings said...

Jill Werner and I went shopping for yarn for a sweater I was planning and I ended up with the same yarn! I am knitting Hey Teach from the summer Knitty. Jill had me look at your blog as we were at a coffeehouse with wifi and looking at her sites on the comp. Interesting stuff