Friday, March 11, 2011

Parker Cardigan Progress

Pattern: Parker Cardigan by Deborah Newton, IK Spring 2009 
Yarn: Garnstudio Drops Alpaca
Needles: US Size 4
Previous entries: planning
Notes: I'm not too crazy about this pattern. The stitch patterns are not charted, it's hard to judge how the ribs are supposed to be stacked, especially when there are increases and decreases. But the lace bud pattern on the bottom is very cute. I made that part too long (guess I really like the stitch pattern!), but too lazy to rip it out, it'll just look different from the pattern.

The buttons I ordered from Black Water Abbey Yarns came in the other day, and the Marilyn pattern. The buttons are so cute, it's fun just looking at them.

My friend Carol wrote up a very nice report of our annual knitting retreat, with lots of pictures. Check it out! And don't forget to visit Andrea's Fiber Arts Friday main page.


WonderWhyGal said...

Wow! I don't think I could handle a non-charted pattern. It's looking beautiful.

Happy Fiber Arts Friday!

Kathryn Ray said...

I like the texture. It looks really soft and cuddly.

I haven't had any success reading charts yet... ok in my one and only attempt at reading charts I had no success. So it's a little funny to me that you are complaining about not having a chart. lol

Vivian said...

How funny you two have opposite views on charts. I use a lot of charts for textured stitch patterns (mostly cables, some lace), but I didn't know how much I depended on them until this one, with no chart! It's an easy pattern, but a stitch chart would make it so much nicer.

Voie de Vie said...

How are you liking the Garnstudio Alpaca? I've used it once and really enjoyed it.

Also love the buttons!

Happy fiber Friday. :)

Spinster Beth said...

Lovely .... you did a great job picking out buttons, too. Those are great!

Anonymous said...

Ooh, I really love the buttons!


Karin said...

Ohhh! Those buttons are wonderful!!