I'm a self-taught knitter and crocheter and to keep progressing my skills, I know I need to work on someone else's designs to keep trying new things. This week, I found a great pattern -- Christina Wall's Lamb's Lace Cardi. The look is great and I love the fact that you can wear it pretty much all year round -- Long sleeves under it during the colder months and a tank top underneath in the warmer months. I'm not great with lace so this sweater is supposed to get me more comfortable with it. Maybe I'll start designing more lace sweater after I finish this!
|Christina Wall's Lamb's Lace Cardi|
Here's my progress so far.... I'm finding that the lace pattern really isn't too hard and I love how fast it's knitting up.
Of course I have a few of my own designs in the works right now..... The first one is going to be a top down raglan made from cotton blend yarn for the body with a neckline and cuffs made from sparkling silver yarn. I'm going to switch the gray at the bottom to white I think.
The inspiration for the top down raglan is this Banana Republic sweater I saw in the store a while back... the neckline and cuffs are made from a metallic bronze yarn.
This is the start of another project I'm working on -- an open cardigan for summer. I'm not quite sure exactly what this will look like yet and I don't have any direct inspiration, so we'll see what this morphs into. Sometimes not having a plan is the best way to go!
Don't you love it how all of these sweaters are all about at the same stage in the knitting process?!?! My plan is to finish the Lamb's Lace Cardi first and then move on to finish my other projects :)