26 April 2011

Plum Fun

Not had much for me to blog about, been a whirl of sample knitting for others, a mini break means time for me!

First up I chain plied the Wildcraft Prunus EWB from previous post

I got 168 yards from 100 grams and will make a lovely felted bag

Then what to knit for me, luckily Chic Knits released a new Pattern Vonica and just my sort of pattern, seamless and worked top down and in DK weight yarn.. I choose Sidar Denim Tweed in the colour way Plum Duff, love this yarn, soft and squishy.. with the right balance of wool, cotton and acrylic to make it a easy care garment.

Very clever design to have the neck band incorporated while working the fronts pieces.
The fronts are worked first round the neck, then back sts picked up from them.
I started each piece with a new ball of yarn and left them attached.. which left yarn ready for joining for body and in the right place for picking up sts for the sleeves.

I worked the body, till that yarn ended, then put sts on hold and worked sleeves..till their yarn ended.
Sleeves now on hold and back to finish body!

I hope to get body done today, hopefully lol then to decided if to do sleeves as pattern or full length, which is more likely as I do like a long sleeve ;)

Till next time x



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