Friday, January 10, 2014

What's on my needles Friday

I started a new sweater.  This one is going to be a lacy jobbie.  I have about 3" done on the body.

I know; it doesn't look like much of anything. But it will get better, I promise you.

See how I've stretched it out?  That's going to be the lace for the body up until a couple of inches before the armholes.  Then I'll switch to a band pattern, take off my armhole sts, and then do a different lace on the bodice.

Knit shoulders off together, pick up and knit sleeve sts with yet another lace pattern or maybe using the bodice pattern.  I'm so far away from that that I don't know what I'll do, but it'll all work out.

Then, to finish that edge that wants to turn up, I'll pick up and knit a small lacy border on the bottom of the sweater.  There, I'm done.

The yarn is Filatura di Crosa Sportwool which I bought from The Stitching Bee in Chatham, NJ.  It comes in tons of colors, each one prettier than the next.  100% wool.  50 g.  approx 136 yards.  It's so soft and woolly.  I'm going to use it again and again.

I'm using a #5 needle.  Ordinarily I'd use a 4 because I knit loosely, but I want drape on this; so that's why the 5 needle.

And speaking of wool, here's what's newly listed in my Etsy shop:

New Lili Lace yarn.  I cannot tell you just how gorgeous this yarn is.  It's a superwash lace yarn, which means that it just soaks up the dye.  No, I'd never wash in the machin when I'm making lace shawls, so the superwash is what I want for the dyeing.

In order:  Abigail,  Bella, and Elegant!  875 yards of a slightly heavier lace weight yarn.  Very easy to work with, soft and with gorgeous drape. 

Plus, there are lots of sale sock yarns, and more Lili Lace Yarn.  I have a festival of yarn going on!


Maggie said...

The color of your sweater is so beautiful!

Ramona said...

Your sweater is going to be beautiful. Love the color and the lace.

Shari said...

This sweater yarn is fabulous...what a beautiful colour! Looks lovely!

Paula, the quilter said...

Love that stitch pattern you are using. How many rows in the repeat?

Beth said...

Beautiful lace pattern on the sweater. I love the yarn skeins. I think I want to visit Chatham.

Maria said...

The sweater looks beautiful! Love those yarns :-)

Ruth said...

Thank you all for your lovely comments about my sweater. Right now, it's up to about 10.5 inches. Easy peasy knitting, too.

Ruth said...

Paula, I fiddled around with a lace pattern and changed it around a bit. It's a multiple of 11 + 1, and I think it might be 20 rows long. I just work it without referring to my chart because it's that easy. I'll try to chart it up for you. Mindlessly simple and delightful, plus all the WS rows are plain.

Ruth said...


Chatham, NJ is a lovely little town on the train line into NYC, Cute shops, including an awesome yarn shop, nice eats.

Linda Watson said...

Love that sweater. The color is scrumptious and the lace should be edible. Well, not really, but you know what I mean.


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