Friday, June 19, 2009

What's Next on My Needles?

For the last two days, I've been trying to figure out what to knit next. I had a few patterns out on my sewing table. I've been playing around with swatches. Testing out different yarns and needle sizes. I guess I was hoping for something to scream "knit me next", but not a peep was heard. I took a look around Ravelry and found this Ophelia sleeveless cardi over at A Mingled Yarn's site. This looks like another interesting and challenging project for me to tackle.

So, I did a swatch and came up with the correct gauge for Ophelia on my first try. To get the 16sts=4ins swatch I ended up using #9 needles with this Lion Brand yarn. This Cactus colored yarn is actually prettier in person. It's a lovely olive green color. We'll see if I stay with this color after I CO and knit a few inches.

Checking my gauge for Ophelia using Lion Brand Cotton Ease in Cactus color

Based on my previous behavior, I may end up knitting two of these at the same time. ;)

1 comment:

Rachel said...

I can't wait to see it (or them if you do two). Next on my needles is St. James sweater. I got my gauge swatch on it. It will be my first sweater.