Sunday, 30 September 2007

Finished !

It's finally finished!

There are no buttons jet and it feels a bit small.(or maybe my breast is bit too big;) (I didn't know that before;) ) )
Anyway when I saw pictures of finished 'Silver Belles' I noticed that neck hole is toooooo big.
So decided to knit cable edging to keep neckline from stretching to much.

There is also back view ...

I actually wanted to make collar as well but.....Just bit lazy...;)

Did I say before that I did bind off 10 stitches for front neck not 15st like it is in pattern ?
And yes I have three button holes!

And never said I left out 2diamond shaped cable panels on peplum!

And there is new project waiting to become alive...

Finished !

Wednesday, 19 September 2007

Winter socks.

I always hated woolly socks.

You know these home made dark white or gray , made with non-soft wool. These are soooooooo itchy and scratchy.

If you are used to lovely soft yarns(merino) they sell nowadays you have no idea what I am talking about.

Anyway the weather is getting colder and when I saw this picture...

...felt like knitting socks!
Few more free sock knitting patterns.

Monday, 17 September 2007

Knitting in French.

Chers lecteurs français !
Vous pouvez employer " BabelFish " pour traduire le texte ou la page Web.
Bonne chance avec votre tricotage !

No,I don't speak french but I love BabelFish! With it you can speak with the whole World!
(I'm not good at English either, just using spellcheck! ;))

And I wanted to say sorry who are coming here to see my finished belle....
I have been searching the net three days to find lovely holiday, haven't knit a row...

EDIT: You could knit sleeves in one piece if you want to skip backcables. Just don't stop when reaching in middle of back. Continue to other sleeve mirroring first sleeve.
Happy knitting everybody!!!

Wednesday, 12 September 2007

Changes to Silver Belle.

I read Estonian craft forum today where women discussing over back cables of the Silver belle.
'Kiusupunn' said she will leave out the back cables in next cardy because they don't hold well.

So I did a little trial :

Couldn't keep myself ;) and made a little tutorial as well : Three needle bind off.

But I didn't like the look of the seam either so riped it open again and will go for back cables.

And one other thing as well:

first time I saw the picture of Silver Belle the edges of sleeves looked so unfinished .
Already then had idea to add cable.
Here it is :
I casted on 7 stitches (1extra for sewing),knitted long cable and sewed it to sleeve.

EDIT: Great tutorial from olgajazzzy how to connect cable to sleeve's live stitches.

Thursday, 6 September 2007

How to knit cable without a cableneedle.

I have many times searched for some tutorial from Internet and know how great is to find what you looking for.
So decided to share what I know...
How to knit cable without a cable needle(4-st RC):

If you want to make a cable that twists to the right:

1.Insert right needle from the front through 3rd and 4th stitch on left needle, slip the left needle out releasing 4 cable stitches.

2.Fast pick-up two loose stitches with left needle on the back.

3.Slip the two stitches from right needle back to the left needle by crossing stitches .

4.Knit as directed.
How to do knitted cast on .

When you get to the point to cast on for front and back, using same yarn as you used for sleeve just do knitted cast on as follows:
*Knit 1, leaving stitch on left needle. Transfer new stitch onto left needle by slipping it knit-wise. Repeat from *
Knitted cast-on leaves the side seems very stretchy and you don't have to bother casting-on separately and then connecting them to the main piece and hiding ends...;)
Maybe somebody finds my picture tutorial helpful!

Happy knitting!!!

Tuesday, 4 September 2007

Great news!

Great news is the Belle cardigan will be right size, not soooooooo big as I was afraid.
I am knitting size small (because I'm terrible cook and don't eat much ;) )

Finished right sleeve yesterday and had to sew it together immediately to see how it holds.

I'm happy!!!

Sleeve isn't to wide,there are no ugly folds in underarm and looks absolutely great from waist.
I did make some changes (like always ;) ):
for the sleeve increased 1 st each side every 16th row (not 8th) 5 times and then every 8th row until sleeve measured long enough to cast on stitches for front and back.
I added extra stitches for sides to get 120stitches altogether as asked.
Also for neck shaping I did bind off only 10 stitches not 15. Continued with pattern.

There are some other knitters who love this project as well:
Sally from theraineysisters
Joanna from brahdelt
and so many more ,all taking part of VogueSilverBelleKAL .

Sunday, 2 September 2007


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