Monday, June 27, 2016

Cruden

I'm loving how my Cruden vest is looking.  I'm hoping it blocks out well and makes a good fabric in the end.


I've since gotten to the armhole shaping which involves casting off for the armhole part but casting on steek stitches so I can continue to knit in the round.


See the vertical stripes above the hole?  Those are the steek stitches.

I'm using the color palette that Jamieson and Smith curated for their Spring/Summer KAL.  I love it so much!  I think I left out just one of the colors, the lighter, solid blue-green color.

I just thought I'd pop in, and now I'm popping out again.  Hope everyone's summer (or fall) is going well!  Thanks as always for stopping by and saying hi.

Mia as Kindle prop
(Wimbledon starts today!  Hooray!!!!)

17 comments:

Vickie said...

As an non-knitter, your knitting ability makes my head spin! Wow! That is awesome!
haha! Love Mia.♥

Mugwump Woolies said...

As a semi-knitter, your knitting ability makes my head spin as well!!! Beautiful stitches....lovely colors.
Have a great week,
Robyn

Annie said...

This is gorgeous! I had to look up 'steek'... never heard that one before. Did you actually have to cut into your seam or is this like casting-off, casting on.. buttonhole style?

Ann at Beadlework. said...

Steeks - how scary Margaret. Mia looks happy to oblige:-)

marly said...

This is so beautiful and knit to perfection. Can't imagine how complicated this is and am so impressed with your skill.

woolwoman said...

AB FAB Margaret ! I can't wait to see how the "steeking" goes - that is the part that always scares me away from Fair Isle knitting in the round for garments but I do have several beloved Alice Starmore kits in my stash - one day - maybe! Hope you enjoy Wimbleton - I know it's a tradition for you. Enjoy your week ! Mel

Vicki said...

Awesome design, Margaret! Enjoy Wimbledon...

Carol said...

Really an amazing looking vest, Margaret. Did you teach yourself to knit? I still hope to learn the basics when I retire :)

Enjoy the tennis watching with Miss Mia!

Penny said...

Such pretty colors in your vest! Doesn't steeking - is there such a word? - involve cutting? Scary. : ) That is so sweet of Mia to be so obliging. My interest in tennis was reawakened watching the Australian Open while my husband was recuperating, so I'm hoping to be able to watch a little bit of Wimbledon. I know you will enjoy watching. : )

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

Love, love the vest. Funny pic of Mia as a desk! she is so handy.

Beth said...

I so admire people who are able to put colors together to form a pallet. Cheers to Mia!

Jackie said...

Your Cruden is amazing! Thank you for the close up pic of the steek stitches. It makes more sense to me now. The idea of steeking is enough for me to break out in a sweat!

Roberta said...

HI Margaret, I have returned back to the blogging world, first congratulations on your son's graduation, what a great education and opportunity for him. Love the right hand sweater and the sleeves are just perfect, how did you know to make them smaller - good job.
It seems that you have become quite the knitter love this new project you are working on.

Brigitte said...

I used to knit a lot many years ago. But what you are knitting here goes much farther than what I have ever knitted back then. Just gorgeous, the colours, the pattern, everything.

Rachel said...

I love the look of this, and the colors are a dream. Beautiful as always!

Melody said...

Margaret I am woefully behind on reading blogs once again. I have to say your knitting is beautiful!

Kaisievic said...

Beautiful knitting, Margaret, you are such an inspiration.