Wednesday, 31 July 2013

New//WIP Wednesday

 On my last WIP Wednesday post I shared my Abalone Cardigan - I had frogged this several times and eventually decided that I didn't like the yarn/pattern combination so it went to the frog pond permanently, it was a good decision to make and I felt positive coming away from it. So what happens to that beautiful green tweed? Well I think it will make a shawl/hat/gloves combo for winter - I have 10 skeins so the world is my very green oyster.
Obviously right now I'm working on some socks, a dinosaur and of course my Hogwarts ball shawl - I didn't really need to cast something else on but somehow I just did. I was really excited to be knitting my first cardigan (the abalone) so I decided to have a look at other patterns - and came across the Garter Stitch Swingy Sweater. I fell in love with the asymmetrical front right away; did some stash diving and came up with this:
I'm about another 10 or so rows off splitting for the sleeves; it's a lovely easy knit - I personally love garter stitch (I know it's not a huge favourite of most but hey ho). It's just a nice potato chippy knit and I'm excited to continue on.
What are you working on this week? I'm playing along with Tami and Ginny once again. Pop by tomorrow and Saturday; I'm actually blogging this week!!
V xo 


  1. I actually enjoy garter stitch quite a bit. It is one that I don't have to think about, and with two little "helpers" it is nice to have something that I don't necessarily need to think too much about! It is a beautiful color!

  2. love the yarn you are knitting with and the pattern is adorable! Love the asymmetrical look, I bet it will be quite flattering to wear.

  3. Oh my I love that cardigan, just added it to my rav favourites! I love garter stitch, I love the simplicity of the way it looks and there's nothing quite like it for a bit of therapy knitting.

  4. Sometimes frogging is the best choice. I think the Swingy cardigan is great - I think you'll get tons of wear out of that come fall!

  5. I like garter stitch with the right yarn and project. I think your cardigan is going to look lovely :)

  6. I love garter stitch too. The colour is lovely!