Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Knitting lots, and a shop update

Calling all knitters! I have a question. After I frogged my large rectangle, I decided to use the yarn to make the kids Christmas sweaters. I am making the Shawl collar sweater from Essential Baby. I started with Anna's first. This pattern is a K 2, P 2 rib, and the yarn is Patons chunky (wool and acrylic blend) I am using size 10 needles, and I feel like the rib is disappearing.

Should I keep going, or should I rip back and leave a few inches of ribbing, and knit in st stitch? I am wondering if the ribbing will come out more after blocking. Let me know what you all think. I am also knitting the Somewhat cowl sweater for myself. I am really excited about this one. So far, so good. This will be the first garment for me. I altered the neck line a few inches because I didn't want mine quite so low.

I have also been into really bright accessories lately. I decided to make myself some new spring jewelry, and I also made some for the shop . I will be listing these, and some pendant necklaces this week.

Can't wait to hear your opinion on the knitting!

13 comments:

Stephanie said...

Unfortunately I'm too new at knitting to give you any kind of useful advice. I think it looks great so far. I love your new jewlry pieces!

QuiltedSimple said...

I haven't a clue on the knitting - but I LOVE the jewelry. The knitting does look good to me though

SMF.sportychic said...

I think post blocking the ribbing will look just fine. I wouldn't worry. I too have been thinking about knitting the Somewhat Cowl sweater, it seems very cute, I love the color you chose. And great jewels!

Yes, my name is Arizona said...

The jewelry is beautiful. I love it! I am also too new at knitting to have an opinion on what to do. It looks great to me, though!!

Jelly Wares said...

I'm only a new knitter too but I say keep going, I'm sure it will be just fine!! I love the green coloured yarn your using for your sweater..

Jodie ;)

Melissa said...

Love that shade of green for the sweater! I can't wait to see it on you.
The new spring jewelry is cheerful and chic!

Shannon said...

I think the sweater looks great! I am no expert knitter but I would say keep going.

I love the jewels! Nice work on all of it!

Denise said...

I would think the rib will show more after blocking. Keep going, it looks so sweet.

amandajean said...

no knitting advice coming from me! I think the ribbing looks great, though.

Dove Knits said...

This is how 2x2 ribbing behaves. It'll be more pronounced as it stretches on the wearer, and you can also block it out a bit. But basically, this is how it's supposed to look, don't worry!

Your jewelry is gorgeous.

nova said...

Gorgeous jewelry!

I would keep going with the knitting. The rib will be more pronounced with blocking, and particularly when the sweater is worn.

Kaet said...

i love love love the green somewhat cowl. it is perfect for spring and will look great on you!

Kate said...

I have no advice, but I love the sweater in the green!