So, after the exciting news that I shared yesterday, seem's appropriate to keep you informed also of what I've been up to alongside this. As if designing my own cardigan wasn't enough, I've decided to do some more designing again - this time a fully knitted, cable throw. The exact same story with the cardigan! I bought a big bag of yarn at The Knitting & Stitching Show, assuming I would find a great pattern. I changed my mind on a jumper (time to try something a little different) and decided on a blanket (ok, not THAT different - but this one will be knitted at least), and so I took to the world wide web to find a free, cable knit blanket pattern, that used double knit yarn.
Couldn't find anything, so I tried my many knitting books.
No more luck, perhaps the huge stack of magazines ...
Nothing - plenty of baby blanket patterns to be sure, but no adult ones! I realise knitting an adult blanket in double knit will take a while, and my unwillingness to buy a pattern doesn't help, but come on! Unfortunately the idea is stuck in my head, so I will JUST have to make one up myself and fill that gap in the market - what a bother! I fancy lots of textures and cables if I can, so (above) you can see I'm practising my swatch for the tension, but also to see what patterns and cables I like, using the amazing book that is, so aptly named, The Knitting Book. It's filled with ideas, techniques and, more importantly, stitch patterns. Watch this space for another oooooongoing project!