Wednesday, May 25, 2005

Heading to Coral cables

Last Thursday, after playing my mix & match of yarns and designs, I finally settled down with this design from World Knitting spring/summer 2005.



I was looking for something away from my usual laces patterns that I knit for this time of the year. I had cables in mind, and sure I found one with plenty of it! :) Did you notice how many cables are in this design?
In my stash I found a set of 7 balls of a red cotton yarn. It is an Italian yarn named Filatura Di Grignasco - Colorado and 100% cotton. The recipe uses needle size 5 but I decided to go for size 4 (3.5 mm) since the border is 163 stitches and my yarn is thin. Knitting the border was not fun , specially the consecutive cables. I should had known it! I could see it clearly in the design. ...( But I wanted to knit it!) Then the decreases came, more than 30 sts down, going to 131 . um...That's more close to my normal 100- 120 sts for my tops. Working up more, there were the zig zag cables, not so difficult but needed attention and counting through the diagram. To my surprise, after a few repeats of the pattern, things came much smoother. And yesterday, I finished the back side . I tried to take at least 20 pictures and here is my best shot. The color is not so dark, it's more a coral red. I had to enhance the color of the photo, so that the stitches would be more visible. ( the background is my bedroom rug, and is off white not blue ). And I named it as "Coral Cables"! ( double click on the picture to enlarge it)



And last, going back to T. Waves, thanks everyone for the encouraging comments! It feels goooood! And to prove it, here is a picture of me wearing T. Waves. I am a bit shy to show myself here, specially that I have put some extra weight this year. After taking several shots (my photographer , 2nd son, was patient enough! :) ), I was able to select this photo here:



OK, right? Um, maybe I lost some pounds? ??? Hopefully it's true! Ask my son, and he will tell you that the credit is on the photographer! :)

14 comments:

Doreen said...

Hi Mimi,

I was eyeing that pattern too, the cables, Actually I like the borders. You are really a fast knitter. Just curious, how do you manage to find time to knit.

Yours Turquoise Waves really looks nice and fitting on you. From the photo you really look slim, no need to slim down anymore.

Happy Knitting

opportunityknits said...

You're really fast and the coral back looks good! The waves top looks great on you and I don't see any "extra" weight anywhere! You even have pants (or skirt?) to match!

mona said...

Wowee! TW looks very good on you and the necklace suits to a T :).

Laura.Y said...

what extra weight?!?! u look good! :)

joy said...

Coral cables is coming along very nicely. Such a beautiful color! You look great in your Turquoise waves!

Agnes said...

Second Laura Y. ... can't see any extra weight at all!
Your coral cables' back looks good! I haven't heard of "World Knitting" ... is it a magazine?

Siow Chin said...

You look great in the top! And the new one is so complicated, I don't understand how you can knit it so fast, amazing!

emy said...

Love the wave. and coral looks great too!

sally said...

You've heard this 8 times, but i still gotta say it - you look good in TW!

Toni said...

Way cool. I like the mix of cables and lace/eyelets.

yuvee said...

I like your pattern choice, but how can you knit so fast??? and well, I'm echoing down here, what extra weight??? you look great in it!!

Michelle said...

How come you can knit so fast??? I really admire and jeolous on your speed.
Happy knittng!

alltangledup said...

what a lovely sweater and you've finished it so quickly.

You still look really, really slim in that picture so if you've added a few pounds, it suits you.

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