Thursday, April 9, 2009

New to the Group

In the last few weeks I discovered Knitcircus and the designs of Elizabeth Morrison and now I'm a fan of both. I've subscribed to the magazine and I've cast on for the Kate Cardigan. I have the yarn in my stash for the Rosepole Cardigan, so it's in the queue.

I was originally going to knit Kate with Kathmandu Aran Tweed in #157 red, but even after going down 2 needle sizes, I was not getting exact gauge and the fabric of my swatch was rather dense. I changed to Classic Elite's Classic Silk in #6949 Tantalizing Teal and all is going well. It's on sale at one of my local yarn shops and I may have to go and buy another color to add to my stash for later. My gauge is right on the mark. I started yesterday and already I'm at the beginning of the armhole shaping.

By way of introduction, my name is Joanne Conklin and I've been knitting since I was a toddler. I work part time at A Knitted Peace as an instructor, and sometime clerk. I love all kinds of knitting, particularly colorwork, e.g. Kaffe Fassett. I've made a number of his designs.

I'm looking forward to seeing how everyone's Kate Cardigan turns out.

1 comment:

  1. Yay! So glad to see you on here!
    Thanks so much for introducing the magazine at A Knitted Peace and Colorful Yarns--we're excited to have stores in Colorado now.
    I can't wait to see your progress on the Kate, and that yarn color is gorgeous.