07 April, 2010

WIP it Wednesday

Holy smokes, kittens! April is flying by. It seems like I just did my last Wednesday post, and here it is, time to WIP it again. There's only one project that I've worked on in the last week, same one as last time: Silk Cocoon Cardigan.



I have to admit that I have not been that into knitting this last week. I am working at a much slower pace and have been spending my spare time playing Nintendo DS games or dinking around on an avatar forum I enjoy. I'm quickly boring of those and suspect that I'll be back on knitting soon.

Despite my slow down, I'm enjoying this knit and can not wait to see it finished. Connie's patterns never fail to yield a fantastic, wearable FO. I have already been imagining outfits I can make with this one. The only thing is that her patterns tend to be involved and have many things going on at once. One really needs to read ahead and keep alert, or she'll miss a direction. So far, I'm chugging along just fine and no mistakes that I'm aware of.





The only thing I want to complain about is this. Why do knitwear designers always insist on doing twisted rib with (P1,K1) on the wrong side? As can be seen in my photo--I hope, anyway--this results in a wonky, funny looking ribbing. I can never get consistent stitches that way. After a few rows, I decided to do twisted rib the way I prefer, with (Ptbl,K1) on the wrong side, giving a much cleaner ribbing. Does anyone else have these issues with twisted rib, or is it just me?

4 comments:

SusanB-knits said...

Can't say that I've done the twisted rib that way. I've done it where you just ktbl, purl (regular). I like that look for cuffs.

Ms. Knitpicky said...

Oh, on the RS it *is* Ktbl,p1, but I'm discussing knitting flat and what is to be done on the wrong side. I do not believe I was the most clear when explaining and assumed the RS was a given.

Kitten said...

Is this THE yarn? You know... Sublime? I need ideas for what to do with my yarn! :)

Ms. Knitpicky said...

Kitten, yes it is! :D