February 12, 2006
I love this yarn!
I'm 22 rows into the pattern and I love everything about this yarn - the color, stitch definition. Knitting with it is just pure pleasure. Here are the photos:
They are on the bottom of the third page - sorry, I couldnot figure out how to link to just the specific AmKamin pics.
Posted by dicksie at February 12, 2006 11:14 PM
Wow. What an extensive collection of knitted sweaters. All expertly knitted no doubt.
The sweatches are coming along great.
Posted by: BGK at February 14, 2006 02:18 PM
Gosh, Dicksie, I thoroughly enjoyed thumbing through your gorgeous FO's. What a collection! I almost forgot why I was there until the Am Kamin popped up. I think I've done the cables in the rib incorrectly but since I only have one row to go guess my version will be a design element. They just don't seem to be as prominent as yours and the ones in the book. Could I ask you how you did yours?
Thanks for all the eye candy!!
Posted by: cheryl at February 15, 2006 01:40 PM
Hi Cheryl -
Glad you like my gallery - I tell people it's my only vice! As to the question about the ribbed cable. I worked the cable itself as K1 tbl, P 1, K1 tbl.The twist makes the cable more prominent, and all the knit stitches are twisted throughout the design with the exception of the pattern cables (charts B, D and F) and the side panels (which I'm working in moss stitch rather than seed stitch).
I hope this answers your question. If you're concerned about how I crossed them, put the first two stitches on the cable needle, hold in back, knit the next stitch tbl, then the purl stitch from the cable needle, then the last stitch knit tbl.
Posted by: Dicksie House at February 15, 2006 02:37 PM
Thanks, Dicksie!! That's a lot easier than what I did. I followed a suggestion from a fellow CITer and put the first two sts on a cn and held them to the back; knitting through the back loop of the 3rd st. Then you slip the cn stitches back onto the left needle. Then you do a left cross little cable by slipping the first stitch on the left needle to a cn and holding in front, purl the st on the left needle and ktbl on the stitch on the cn. I'm sure this is all clear as mud. You get a very subtle little pattern. But by looking closely at the picture in the book and your sample, yours looks more like a regular cable. I wonder if a regular cable would draw the ribbing in more? I wouldn't consider redoing the rib as I, too, am doing it for the whole body and after a few false starts swore this one would be it, except I noticed about halfway back I did a whole row without crossing a stitch on the purl side. Must have not been one of my better days!! So that's my tale of the CIT thus far. I wonder how many people have given up on this project?
Posted by: cheryl at February 16, 2006 02:22 PM