Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Making progress...

I'm chugging along on my first properly-written-up pattern (I can't say my first design, because I made up and knitted a couple pair of socks, but they're rather basic and I didn't write them down). This is a design for a light-weight cardigan for a newborn, for babies born in spring or summer. (This one is for a February-due baby, but this is southern California.)

It has the Star Stitch trim on cuffs and waist, a Star Stitch panel on the back and Star Stitch saddle shoulders. It'll tie with i-cord ties at the front. But I have no idea what to do about a collar yet — opinions welcome.

A close-up of some of the parts (note I haven't blocked anything at all yet) so you can see how the Star Stitch stuff works close up:

This is a sleeve, showing the Star Stitch cuff and the saddle shoulder. I might need more of a curve on the shaping at the top, but it's workable as is.



This is the front before sewing on the saddles. The opening edge is a 4-stitch 1x1 rib, which makes a lovely thick edging with a neat look and feel.

5 comments:

Laura B said...

looks great! can't wait to see it finished!

Anonymous said...

hmmm did you leave off collecting Australians, and take up collecting pregnant ladies??

:)

Anonymous said...

Ooo, I really like the star stitch. I may have to try that out one day soon.

Earin Marybird said...

Do you *ever* sleep!?! You are amazing!

trek said...

Oh, so sweet! You going to share the pattern with us?