August 27, 2005
How cute are these?
I'm a big fan of Garnet Hill. A couple of sweaters have me picking up the needles again. Check out this Eileen Fisher Asymmetrical Cardigan. Fantastic color, don't you think, lol? I just love Eileen Fisher too---check out her Cascading Cardigan in Washable Wool Interlock, Cascading Long Cardigan in Washable Wool Interlock and Shaped Cardigan in Washable Wool Fine Crepe. Don't think I didn't notice that Laraish look of the last one, lol. I think I just may have a Debbie Bliss pattern somewhere that is similar to these styles. I'll have to hunt through a few books this weekend. And I also like the simple lines of this Eileen Fisher Ribbed Sweater Jacket. Though its a bit constructed compared to what I envision wearing this coming fall/winter, I do like it. It reminds me of the Einstein Coat from The Knit Stitch by Sally Melville (and yes i know that's a stretch, but with a different collar and streamlined fit, maybe---okay so its a different sweater altogether, huh). And then we have some simple basics that I just have to have Chunky Henley and this Long Sweater Coat. I can see those being staples in my wardrobe.
Off the top of my head these patterns remind me that Jess and Rosy from Debbie Bliss Cotton Angora are on my list with that relaxed look and feel to them. And soon to be among my favs is Scoop de jour from ChicKnits.
Its so fun to go pattern hunting. Hope I can find what I'm looking for in stash. Those patterns are here....somewhere.
August 08, 2005
Ok, now where was I?
~Rowan 29 Navigator knit with Lion Brand Cotton-Ease in black and white~
Now I've attached a plenty of sleeves, but somehow I never really invested any time in trying to get to the knitty gritty of really understanding the shaping and how it could relate to "seamless" seaming and "not so seamless" seaming. Reading a featured Design Workshop on attaching sleeves in Rowan 32 was really helpful in taking a new approach to attaching those sometimes pesky sleeves. Check it out if you haven't already. There are a variety of different sleeves with great pics.
And if I can ever finish it, I have a few bottoms in mind to accompany the little stripey top.