Thursday, March 31, 2011
Betty Jean in Full Colour!
Look what I've got! It's an argyll corset! The good thing about spending a day on the sofa under a blanket is that I had time to knit. I had made three false starts on the colourwork, so I was very relieved that it all went smoothly this time. The striped section is where the steek will go - scary! The inside. I read up on two-colour knitting before I got to this section, so took care to do it properly.Until now, I have been a "weaver". But for this project I followed the advice in Ann Fietelson's book (thank you Christine!) and held the brown to the right and the orange to the left and seem to have successfully "stranded" - woo hoo! A new skill! I don't think I will be adding a blue duplicate stitch after all.I am so proud of my even two-coloured argyll! So - that's what a month of cardigan monogamy looks like. I was just on the point of blogging about my relief that I could drop this evil project and knit socks again... but now that I have cracked the whole two-colour thing, I am keen just to keep going and make myself a cardigan. Although... Betty Jean has outgrown her project bag, so I might need a sock to carry around with me for those odd moments : )