I mentioned here that I’ve started my Christmas knitting, which means that although I constantly have something on the needles, I can’t really blog about it. However, a couple of weeks ago I started a project that I’m really pleased about and I think it’s going to be really cool when it’s completed. Here is a preview:
I’ve been wanting to do an Aran-type design for a long time and although I’m not sure where the inspiration for this particular design came from, I knew it was the perfect opportunity to try Aran knitting. Using the Sweater Wizard I designed the bare bones of the project, then I took out my trusty Big Book of Knitting Stitch Patterns and searched for something I liked. The front and side patterns came from that book.
I’m very pleased with these stitch patterns because the large center cable echoes the pattern on the left and right sides of the piece perfectly. The mini-cables on the sides work very well for under the arms.
Designing this piece was a bit complicated, but not so much that it was daunting. Yes, yes, I know math is hard, but even with my meager skills, I was able to do it. Of course, it’s not done yet! Unfortunately, I won’t be able to show the finished work until after the gift is given. Until then…