Sunday, November 28, 2010

Na Craga

Originally uploaded by quiltingknitter
I'm now 5.5" down the body of Na Craga and it is taking a lot longer to work one round. The two major twist rows take me 30 minutes to complete. Still enjoying the process and the sweater is going to be very striking. The cables really pop in the Cascade 220. I have now used up the 6th skein.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Starmore's From the Top KAL

Originally uploaded by quiltingknitter
Started on 11/01 this is "Na Craga" from the top down. I'm using Cascade 220 and size 5 needles and gauge is perfect. The saddles are knit first, stitches picked up along saddle, cast on for back and picked up from second saddle. Knit down to the armhole depth (9") and put on hold. Pick up stitches from saddle for one front, increasing to neckline. Same for second front, cast on for center neck and join, knit down to armhole. Picked up stitches for sleeve including saddle stitches, knit flat for 3", joined and decreased to cuff. Sleeves done, and last night picked up stitches under arm for extra chest width. Joined in the round and have about 1" done on the body. This pattern is very easy to memorize and is progressing quite rapidly. It's from Alice Starmore's "Aran Knitting".