Tuesday, 1 March 2005

Spring activity

Ah, I'm happy. The trusty Rose has obtained the required shaping instructions from Rowan for Lucy in Rowan 37 magazine. And they work - see:


Lucy in progress with shaping

Just in case this bewilders anyone else, here are the shaping instructions for the Back:
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1st dec Row: K2tog, k2, k2tog, * (k1, yfwd, k1) into next st, sl 1, k2tog, psso, rep from * to last 7 sts, (k1, yfwd, k1) into next st, sl l, k1, psso, k2, k2tog.
Next Row: Purl.
1st patt Row: K3, k2tog, * (k1, yfwd, k1) into next st, sl 1, k2tog, psso, rep from * to last 6 sts, (k1, yfwd, k1) into next st, sl 1, k1, psso, k3.
Next Row: Purl.
Rep last 2 rows once.
2nd dec Row: K2tog, k1, k2tog, * (k1, yfwd, k1) into next st, sl 1, k2tog, psso, rep from * to last 6 sts, (k1, yfwd, k1) into next st, sl 1, k1, psso, k1, k2tog.
Next Row: Purl.
1st patt Row: K2, K2tog, * (k1, yfwd, k1) into next st, sl 1, k2tog, psso, rep from * to last 5 sts, (k1, yfwd, k1) into next st, sl 1, k1, psso, k2.
Next Row: Purl.
Rep last 2 rows once.
3rd dec Row: (K2tog) twice, * (k1, yfwd, k1) into next st, sl 1, k2tog, psso, rep from * to last 5 sts, (k1, yfwd, k1) into next st, sl 1, k1, psso, k2tog.
Next Row: Purl.
1st patt Row: K1, k2tog, * (k1, yfwd, k1) into next st, sl 1, k2tog, psso, rep from * to last 4 sts, (k1, yfwd, k1) into next st, sl 1, k1, psso, k1.
Next Row: Purl.
Rep last 2 rows once.
4th dec Row: K3tog, * (k1, yfwd, k1) into next st, sl 1, k2tog, psso, rep from * to last 4 sts, (k1, yfwd, k1) into next st, sl 1, k2tog, psso.
Next Row: Purl.
1st patt Row: K2tog, * (k1, yfwd, k1) into next st, sl 1, k2tog, psso, rep from * to last 3 sts, (k1, yfwd, k1) into next st, sl 1, k1, psso.
Next Row: Purl.
Rep last 2 rows twice more.

And the increases just after that:
1st inc Row: Inc in 1st st, k3, k2tog, * (k1, yfwd, k1) into next st, sl 1, k2tog, psso, rep from * to last 7 sts, (k1, yfwd, k1) into next st, sl 1, k1, psso, k3, inc in last st.
Next Row: Purl.
Next Row: K1, k2tog, * (k1, yfwd, k1) into next st, sl 1, k2tog, psso, rep from * to last 4 sts, (k1, yfwd, k1) into next st, sl 1, k1, psso, k1.
Next Row: Purl.
2nd inc Row: Inc in 1st st, k2tog, * (k1, yfwd, k1) into next st, sl 1, k2tog, psso, rep from * to last 4 sts, (k1, yfwd, k1) into next st, sl 1, k1, psso, inc in last st, k1.
65 [69:73:77:81] sts.
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I can now continue with this beautiful cardigan. Or at least I can once I've finished the Mother's Day scarves. I feel some manic knitting coming on!


I did manage to locate some flower braid for Astroturf, and sewed it on last night:


Looks like Spring is coming at last!


Not matter what I'm knitting, I can't help thinking about what I'll knit next. Of course I need to finish the Red Tank and Clapotis (who sadly ran out of yarn about halfway through the decreasing; sob sob). But also what will I start that's NEW and exciting? Well since I did my stash photo session, my Colinette Giotto has been softly calling me. I think she would look wonderful as this:



Diagonal V-Front Sweater


The pattern is in the Vogue Knitting Designer Knits book, which I obviously need to get hold of. I've added it to my Amazon wishlist to give a hint to anyone who wants to buy me something. (Ahem, dear hub, is that Mother's Day is see coming this Sunday? Am I a Mom? Why I think I am..!) Fingers crossed. ;-)

2 comments:

Tracy said...

I am so in love with the green and those little flowers, makes me feel really Springlike...it's gorgeous.

Ka' Knits said...

Boy you sure have been busy. I love the green sweater and those flowers! Pretty!