Friday, April 23, 2010

A conundrum

I have started the Decimal Cardigan, a cotton cardi in Knitty, with an eyelet rib pattern and bell sleeves, with Knit Picks Simply Cotton Sport (a 100% organic cotton yarn that is really nice) in a ginger color. My problem is that I started it on February 26th and I have a swatch and about 4 rows of the ribbing done. When I have time to knit, other things beg to be worked on, but not this one. If I don't like it enough to work on it, will I actually wear it? I suppose I should have taken it as a bad sign that I didn't like the pattern at all until I saw one on Ravelry in the yarn I am using. Here's my swatch, so you can see the color.

I have been pondering another pattern that could be done with the same yarn--the Luminarie Skirt. It's lace entrelac, and I have been wanting to try entrelac--but I have never knitted a skirt or even worn a knitted skirt, for that matter. I love the warm honey color of the yarn, and I was thinking maybe to line the skirt in a blush colored fabric...I saw several women wearing pretty lace or embellished skirts at the museum last Sunday, but I am worried it's a fine line between "Oooh, awesome lacy skirt" and "Wow, you are wearing a doily." What do you think? Opinions?

(Photo from Interweave Knits, Summer 2009).


  1. If you can't find the love for the project, I'd ditch it.

  2. That's kind of what I thought...What do you think about the skirt? Too doily-ish?

  3. Hi Amy! Oow goody another knitter running around. Yay. This is my first visit to your blog and I must say I love the look of the shrug in your last posting. I have been knitting since I was about 5years old and I haven't stopped. I will visit again. Kind regards, Anita.

  4. Thank you, Anita! I am a newbie knitter, but I love it!

  5. Ok, I will be honest...the skirt is a bit doily and old lady....
    BUT I do think if you can find one that is less full it could work...

    Just my opinion...AND I know you can make anything look fab!


  6. Thanks for the honesty. I was hoping someone would say that if they thought it--because I kind of did, but I wasn't sure. Michele pretty much said the same thing. LOL. I found a pullover pattern that I like MUCH better!

  7. I started Decimal last summer, in the round to be a pullover instead of a cardigan. I got past the waist shaping and haven't touched it since! Maybe I'll pull it back out...

    I'm enjoying your blog!

  8. Thanks Elizabeth! That's a good idea to make it a pullover with the same pattern. I still haven't quite decided what to do with that yarn, but you might have just helped me with that!