I was thinking that I haven’t regularly posted any of my craft projects lately, and I had just taken some photos of a current WIP so I thought I’d share. 🙂
This is the Pomme de Pin cardigan by Amy Christoffers. It is available as a Ravelry download for US$7. My project page can be found here.
I’ve never knit a cardigan with this type of construction before. It is knit from the bottom up; body, then separate for the sleeves, knit the back, then each front including the back of the collar. Then sleeves and pick up the button bands. All my previous projects have top-down but I think I like bottom-up better. You get all the boring body knitting out of the way while you’re still excited about starting something new. Then the rest of it is interesting enough, and you’re close enough to the end to actually work on it instead of getting bored and moving onto something else. Or is that just me that does that? Guys…?!! 😉 I must say though, the pine cone pattern is pretty fun to work. It is easy enough once you memorise it and it’s more interesting than stockinette stitch. Although, I do love myself some stockinette.
I’ve found the pattern to be very well written and easy to follow. And even though this is my first bottom-up project, I’ve had no problems understanding the process. That being said, I’ve yet to seam the shoulders, the back to the collar or the sleeves in so we’ll have to wait and see when it’s finished how I go with those instructions.
I’ve been listening to the Knit Picks podcast all over from the beginning lately and Kelley was speaking about knitting socks two-at-a-time (TAAT) on two circular needles. So I figured, if socks can be knit TAAT, then surely sleeves can be? So, that’s what I’m doing. I’ve never done this before, so I jumped onto YouTube and found an awesome tutorial by VeryPink Knits where she teaches you how to knit a full pair of socks with the TAAT on two circ method. I had two balls of yarn left so used one each for the sleeves. I’m going well with my ribbing and enjoying getting both done at once. No second sleeve syndrome! 🙂
I am knitting this out of Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Sport in the Bramble Heather colourway. I must say, for my first project in Knit Picks yarn, I’m extremely happy with the value for money it provides. This yarn is soft but robust feeling. And the yarn for the whole project (~1200 yards) was only AU$31.50. Bargain. And the colour range, colour descriptions and pictures are just phenomenal. I’m a fan.
So that’s one of the things I’m working on at the moment. What’s on your needles, please? 🙂
4 thoughts on “Knitting WIP: Pomme de Pin Cardigan”
Loving your Pomme de Pin! I’d love to make one for myself, let’s see if I can. Right now I’m on a mission to de-stash those little lovely yarns one buys when one visits new yarn shops, but has no immediate use for – I bought quite a few single skeins and now have no idea what to make with them! Yesterday I cast on Purl Bee’s Open Air Wrap with two of my one-off skeins and I love how they’re going together 😊
Hope you finish that beauty soon!
Hey! I know that feel of buying the single skeins. Sometimes it is really hard to find something to do with them! That’s where I LOVE Ravelry. Pop in the weight and the yardage and see what comes up.
That wrap looks awesome! I might need to add that to the queue! 🙂
Oh, believe me, I use Ravelry a lot for pattern searches, but there’s only so much one can do with a single skein sometimes… 🙂
Hah, we do keep adding things to our queue when we look at other people’s projects, don’t we? 😃
Oh yeah. Knitters are the biggest enablers of each other I reckon! 🙂