Friday, January 18, 2008

Artful Wabi Sabi: What's On the Needle Now


Some people who have seen me knitting in public have commented that they would be afraid that "good yarn" would be wasted on them.

I've been there. Said those same words. I mended my ways (pun intended)! You're worth the good yarn; try it. Artful Yarns pattern 92082 for a cardigan was suggested to me by my teacher (see Dedication) and was a good start in "good" yarn for me. The pattern is easy to read and uses two Artful Yarns: Cinema (cotton/nylon ribbon yarn) and Portrait (mohair, viscose, and polyester). Knitters Review (http://www.knittersreview.com/) has helpful reviews of yarn. The reviewer expresses reservations about the stitches snagging and looking uneven. As you can see, I don't accomplish machine-like precision stitches but I am happy with the results.

3 comments:

Penny said...

You are awesome and good. Make more words on, er, I usually say "paper." Words on screen? I'm going to have to work on that...

Make more yarn twists and knots in the meantime!
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Penny said...

I need a Wabi Sabi Update!

Diane said...

Even though I'm a rank beginner, I was going to fill out your poll. The response I would give isn't there :-) so here is my response:

- I don't know how to do a cable stitch but I LOVE the look, but I also don't know how to do it, so I'd love to learn.

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