Friday, October 22, 2010

Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Stars

I am not posting about the nursery rhyme (although it's one of my favorites) but my latest creation .....


.... a little round yoke cardigan knitted with 2 skeins of Tanis Fiber Arts cashmere/merino. I love the stitch pattern that I used in my Cathedral Shawl that I wanted to use it on a cardigan. This k3tog stitch produces a lovely effect & with all of them in a row, they resembled little stars.


The cardigan is knitted from the top down (of course) & the increases for the yoke are incorporated into the 12 row pattern. Once there is enough width for the sleeves, the sleeves are casted off. Then the body is joined to knit back & forth until the required length. Right & left bands of the cardigan are also knitted on at the same time.


This is a quick knit as I worked out all the calculations in the beginning & I could try it on as I go. I love this cardigan & it fitted perfectly. I would have liked it a little longer but as I have only 2 skeins, this is the maximum length that I can get to.


Anyway, now that I have all the calculations done, I can easily knit another one & maybe with long sleeves for next winter.

I love the color of this yarn, so deep & rich but not easy to photograph. I must have taken more than 50 photos & I still can't get it right.


.... I just love those little stars & can't get enough of them.


10 comments:

2paw said...

The starts are so twinkling lovely!! What a cute cardi, you'll get so much wear from it, it will be a Star Cardi!!

Momo4ever.Com said...

Wow. Another creation????? Ann, I think you need to come up with a pattern book soon!!! :D

This is a lovely lovely cardigan :)

Anni said...

That looks gorgeous. Love the design and the yarn and thank you for your lovely comment on my blog. Feeling a bit better today.

At Home Mommy Knits said...

Beautiful! Love how rich the blues are.

Bogie said...

Very nice! I especially like how closely the buttons are spaced. Eliminates the annoying gaps in between the buttons. Nicely done!

Levin said...

and naturally, now it is finished, you are going to write up the pattern and put it on ravelry for all of us who just can't imagine life without a gorgeous cardi like this one :)
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Rose Red said...

Oh it's so pretty!! Looks fab on you too, and fits so well. You are too too clever!

Roseann said...

You have done it again, combining beautiful yarn and a lovely patterned stitch that create a gorgeous sweater. You are amazing!

Rachel said...

Wow--you have definitely been on a designing frenzy of late! I really like this cardigan...the texture, the short sleeves, the style. All very clever!

Rebecca said...

VERY, very pretty! What a designer you have become!