My second sweater from that fabulous 1958 book I got from my mom, Bernat's "Bulky Knits by Mirsa of Italy." This one uses the reverse side of mock rib to give a nice texture. It's done in fingering weight - I have no idea how that made it into a book of bulky knits, and it's not the only fingering weight sweater in there either!
The pattern calls for a tweed yarn, but I'm using this Rowan 4 Ply Soft I've had in my stash for years. It's heathery rather than tweedy, but I think the fabric is still quite nice.
|this is the outside of the sweater|
|and here's how it looks on the inside|
Project number two is my "to go" project. I made a lot of headway on this last week while waiting in the doctor's office! This is a nice, free pattern you can link to from Ravelry.
|it says mock cable, but it means mock rib|
|it does say mock rib in the instructions though!|
|the ribbed section of my hat|
I'm using the yarn it calls for, Cascade's Eco Cloud - it's the one skein I have left over from last year's BFF cowl. I thought it would be nice to have a hat to match my cowl! And this yarn is sooooo soft and cozy.
Lastly, I started something new with a very special yarn. I'll write about this one in more detail once I've got a little more to show. I'm blatantly copying Linda and making a Relax sweater in her hand-dyed Islington yarn. Different color though, so at least I get half a mark for originality!
It's a grey, rainy day here. A perfect day for knitting, and that is just what I intend to do!