Saturday, February 1, 2014

Dress + Cardigan: Installment 11

Dress no 11 is a shift made of linen? Cotton?  Not sure, there was no fiber content written on the bolt, but it sure does feel and behave like linen.  It has three-quarter length sleeves, and is remarkably versatile.

Jane Doe is a gal with whom I have not connected.  This vest was knit on my knitting machine with sock yarn -- a little too drapey and smooth for my taste.  Bring on the scratchy.  The stitch motifs are from Mary Jane Mucklestone's 150 Scandinavian Motifs.  The bird's tail has been modified from the original pattern to fit in a 24 stitch repeat, and to reflect the bird's love of extra spicy burritos.

There is a large learning curve when working on a knitting machine.  I keep telling myself to be patient with myself, that I must be allowed to be a beginner in the beginning.  

I must be allowed to be a beginner in the beginning.

The criss-cross back is a treatment I would like to revisit.  

Tomorrow is Installment 12, my last piece in this project, a wooly number with pockets and a zipper.  And then, a deep breath and a new set of wicked fun goals.

1 comment:

gale (she shoots sheep shots) said...

Very very cool design. looking forward to another crisscross back.