I made this tank top for myself, it was one of the first projects I created. This is of my own design, and I made is before i got pregnant with my son, so I don't really wear it anymore. I see a dismantling in its future (the joy of knitting).
The alpaca coat
At the Wisconsin earth faire, I instantly fell in love with this undyed alpaca from hums of faith farm I bought all that they had available... #relatable
Then I thought, I have SOOO much of this gorgeous yarn! I will make coat! right?! no.
While the yarn knits up beautifully, and it took me over 100 hours to complete this masterpiece-not masterpiece, it sags and droops, like alpaca will do if the garment is too heavy, so this is another one that will be dismantled. unless, someone like you cares a whole lot ;) and wants to save the one and only alpaca coat that will not fit me. but even then, how could I part with this one of a kind yarn?
Alpaca coat (detail)
Here is a closeup op the sleeve detailing the waist detail, and the border cable on the alpaca coat.
I loved making this, mostly because I used my favorite yarn, but also because I had always wanted to wear mustard yellow, and had no reason or occasion to do so. Now I wear it all the time!
my intention was to make a full length scarf with the cabled part, but I ran out of yarn and it became a cowl, oh well, it is well loved.
the cables featured here are called coin cable and moss stitch trellis.
I will be creating a pattern for this hooded cowl soon, but for now, you can admire the golden tresses.
the front of the traveling stitch leggings, you can see they go a long way up.
This Was the first skirt I made,
I had no idea what I was doing, but I just thought- I can do this!
I dived right in, and ended up (by miracle) with a wearable, in fact a lovely product.
this skirt is very thick and I wear it all winter long. it never sags, or stretches, and the all over cable pattern is mesmerizing.
oh, and there's a little sneak of the back of those leggings... don't worry, I don't wear these two items together on a normal day.
The entire cardigan is worked sideways, interesting construction for a sweater. But there you have it!
I dreamt up this design at the theatre. While attending the American Players Theater production ofJane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. I looked at Sarah Day's Costume. (an actress who I idolize) and, just had to have it. I intended for the color panel to be up front, but ended up moving it all around after i got pregnant- not enjoying a huge lime green arrow pointing at my swelling uterus. but, any which way is the right way for this skirt. oh, and it had a masterful cable round the edge too!
I know Why the caged bird sings
Sympathy -Paul Laurence Dunbar
I KNOW what the caged bird feels, alas! When the sun is bright on the upland slopes; When the wind stirs soft through the springing grass, And the river flows like a stream of glass; When the first bird sings and the first bud opes, And the faint perfume from its chalice steals — I know what the caged bird feels!
I know why the caged bird beats his wing Till its blood is red on the cruel bars; For he must fly back to his perch and cling When he fain would be on the bough a-swing; And a pain still throbs in the old, old scars And they pulse again with a keener sting — I know why he beats his wing!
I know why the caged bird sings, ah me, When his wing is bruised and his bosom sore,— When he beats his bars and he would be free; It is not a carol of joy or glee, But a prayer that he sends from his heart's deep core, But a plea, that upward to Heaven he flings — I know why the caged bird sings!
I can incorporate something like this anywhere where there are 38 stitches.
Not a lot of Pre-requisites for cabling.
These little boot cuffs feature a stitch called the banana tree.
Lake superior sweater
Here is the lake superior sweater again, I knit this because the color of the yarn reminded me of the red earth clay surrounding the north shore of lake superior. I wear it all the time!
These cables travel all along the scarf and also feature a little lace in the leaf pattern.
Simple braided Cable
the simple braided cable on a beanie is a nice finishing touch.
Cabled Fingerless mitts
An all over cable patterns surrounds these fingerless mitts.