Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Gettin' Knitty Wit' it
I finally made a start with the Little Girl's Prism Beanie.
I was having a bit of trouble with the pattern from Lincraft and now I know why.
I'm not a beginner knitter nor an experienced knitter but I know my knits from purls and have even done cables before. So I was stumped when my single knit ridges were all over the place.
After some help from Ravelry members it was deemed that the pattern needed to be corrected.
In order to achieve this type of ribbing it is simply a K1, P1 (knit one, purl one) pattern repeat.
Simple as that. The instructions say to do that for the first row and the second row is K2, P1. Whaaat? Go figure. Don't they have pattern testers at Lincraft?
Anyway, the Prism yarn is luscious and soft. I adore it.
Needless to say I am so in love with my new Addi Turbo's I bought from The Thread Room that I cast on another set to knit up the February Girl Sweater (rav link) for my almost 4yr old.
Let's just say I have great expectations of myself with the cardigan as I've never knit a cardigan or any article of clothing for that matter. We'll just see how this one pans out.
We don't celebrate Father's Day here until September. By that time we will be celebrating Little Miss' 4th birthday. Wow. Time flies. I did find this good Red Velvet Cupcake recipe that seems to be all the rave but I've lost it now.
Ahhh well. I shall be back to show you the finished beanie.