Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Knitting Retreat - Part 2


I thought I have to do another post on the retreat as some of you were curious about the SOUP episode & some of you were asking about the cardigan, so here we go .....

The SOUP - it was teriible ! We paid $15 for lunch & we were told that we will be served a bowl of thick chunky vegetable soup with a roll - all we had was a little bowl of water with a few shreds of vegetables. We were felt so cheated since it was our first visit to the restaurant & I know we will not go back again next year.

The cardigan - it's a top down cardigan which I designed for the retreat. It is a simple project to learn top down knitting. The cardigan was knitted with 3 skeins of Handmaiden Casbah & 3.75mm needles. Although the yarn is 4ply, the cardigan is really warm. I added cables on the fronts, back & sleeves for some interesting knitting. I have written notes on the construction of this cardigan and if any of you are interested in knitting it, please let me know in your comment. Please remember to include your email address in the comment as I cannot reply to the comment. There are a couple of people who left me comments asking for my sock pattern but I cannot send the pattern as they have not included their email address.

I also design a shawl to showcase the new yarn that we were launching at the retreat ....

.... the new yarn is Handmaiden Camelspin, a luxurious silk & camel blend. As the skein is only 300m, I decided on a simple shawl which will only require 1 skein. The shawl is knitted from point to point with a berry stitch border that is knitted on at the same time. I love the shawl as it's so soft & the sheen of the yarn is gorgeous ...

This Berry Triangle is now on sale in ravelry !

Some of you may have noticed a picture of a pair of socks among all the yarn in the retreat - it's also another one of my designs. I have not named the socks or written the pattern as I was testing the new yarn, String Theory Caper Socks. The yarn is lovely to knit and is similar to Casbah but much softer & I love the almost solid colors.


I will have to write up the pattern soon ....


10 comments:

2paw said...

You create and then knit the most beautiful things!! The little shawl is so sweet and the socks too. Your cardigan looks so nice and warm!! Great cables.
The soup incident sounds awful!!!

Momo4ever.Com said...

All the patterns you have designed are sooooo gorgeous!!!!

I can't believe a bowl of water + some veges and bread cost $15. What a rip off!!!

Rose Red said...

Is there really a yarn softer than Casbah? Wow!

Bogie said...

They're all lovely pieces. You've been busy!

Roseann said...

What beautiful designs! Knitty would love to have your designs, maybe you could submit one or two when you have time. I would love your notes on your cabled cardigan, it is gorgeous!

At Home Mommy Knits said...

Love the cardigan. What a great color for summer :)

Helen Knits said...

It's such a let down when you so looking forward to eating something that sounds delish and isn't.

All your patterns look great!

Anni said...

Love the cardigan and the shawl. Handmaiden yarns are so gorgeous and Camelspin is one of my favorites. have a scarf in it. Pretty socks too.

Beth said...

I just found your blog today and would love to have the instructions/notes for the top down cabled cardigan. my email is
G0baT0ny@yahoo.com
thanks so much!

Evelyn said...

Love your sweater. Looking for a cable sweater made top down. My email address is: sewlove@hotmail.com
Thank you