Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Knitting again.

I seem to be spending more and more time knitting nowadays. At one time I would spend all day sitting at my craft desk stamping, colouring and assembling cards but now I seem to be knitting a lot more.
Usually it's tiny clothes for premature babies but when I find a ball of yarn I really like I usually try it out on something larger and use the 'leftovers' for tiny things.
Last month I found a massive 400grm ball of soft green yarn and i'd already got a pattern in mind for it.

This is UKHKA Pattern 85. I love the cabled yoke on it particularly as I don't much care for all the sewing up involved in setting in sleeves.

I like the way the borders are knitted on sideways, the pattern is very good at telling you how many stitches to pick up. I hate having to knit long strips and stretch them to fit - they never do.
Here all the body parts and sleeves are knit and then the cast off edges are picked up and knit on a circular needle to forn the yoke. I love it!




I took a walk round to the craft shop at our local garden centre yesterday to get the green buttons, white ones which I had were just not right for it.

This will go on ebay next time they have free listings. I managed to sell my little aran jacket last time so might be lucky with this one as well. Fingers crossed.

7 comments:

Caroline said...

Lovely knitting Sue. Not knitted anything for ages. Hope it sells well!

Kathy said...

oh, Sue, it's lovely and I really love the colour too

Karen said...

ooo I like that the cables are only on the yoke, sooo pretty Sue! Love the colour you have used. Aren't you a neat knitter my lovely xxx

Gini said...

So pretty Sue, I could never get the hang of cable knitting and your knitting is fabulously neat :-)
Hope you and your daughter are doing great and enjoying the summer!
Gini
xx

Hazel said...

This is gorgeous - you're certainly a whizz kid with those pins! x

Traceyr said...

Good luck with ebay and yes the green buttons do look lovely. :)

crafty-mum said...

i love this pattern. it is on my to buy list now!