Sunday, November 29, 2009


God is amazing how he inspires me to create, the creator himself. I hadn't really designed anything since the spring and all of the sudden here's one of my new designs. All of the praise goes to Him. I wasn't sure how it would turn out at first, but it came out awesome. Inspired by a vintage 30's sweater where the entire body of the sweater was a diagonal stitch. It took me 5 trys to get the opposite diagonal for the right arm. I made a variation of the herringbone rib stitch found in the vogue knitting stitchionary volume one for the right diagonal stitch that makes up the body of the arm warmer. Worked from arm up to fingers. First worked flat and joined to work in round after buttons. The thumb gusset has yarn overs at the beg. and end of the gusset area that makes eyelets around the thumb. The way the thumb is made leaves no holes which i find annoying in other patterns. Up the side of the left side (or the outside of the left arm) is a triangle pattern made up of diagonals from a series of knit, purl, knit, purl sts that are 2 stitch cables. The tip of the hand has cables with a row of 2 bobbles between each 2 cables. The lack of increases for the arm make the warmer fitted which I really like. I love the color and the yarn: Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool Color: 15. brick yellow. Unfortunately the color was recently discontinued. But i love the yarn texture and how it knits so much the dog sweater I'm knitting for my new puppy Lola is the same yarn in Color: 064 fire red.

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