I've been wanting to cast on for Cherry for the longest time but I forced myself to wait until all that gift knitting was done. The longer I waited the higher my expectations became. I had plans of knitting nothing else and wearing my new summery bamboo cardigan in just a few weeks.
But guess what? It's not working.
I want it to work. A lot. But I'm about to admit defeat.
The yarn is too 'drapey' for this pattern. I think a close fitting cardigan like Cherry needs something with a bit more substance and structure and I think this yarn needs a pattern that flows.
The pattern is not difficult but requires a certain amount of concentration I cannot give - or rather, my 3 small interrupters (home all day long on holiday) will not let me give.
I want something I can knit without having to write out the pattern line by line and concentrate on every stitch (one of those patterns that assumes you know where and how to place decreases while maintaining your stitch pattern even when the start of the row keeps moving and there are only limited pattern set up instructions...you know the type - nothing missing from the instructions but there could have been a whole lot more added).
I'm in holiday mode and I want a no brainer.
I've moved on already...
It doesn't look like much just yet but I am hopeful it will turn out Ok
Sunday, January 4, 2009
Posted by sweetp at 1:36 AM