A space for sharing and musing about one of my favorite obsessions... knitting. Oh, and I also enjoy writing about alpacas, chickens, and turkeys that we have on our hobby farm. And my garden. And family. And travel. And other assorted adventures. And, and, and...
It's Yarn Along Wednesday at Ginny's today, and I thought I would link up since I just started her pattern, the Sunday Sweater, and am already completely addicted! This one will be finished soon.
There are a multitude of plus points that this pattern offers.
1.) Buttonhole rows are clearly marked and the "how to" is written into the pattern. I am the worst at placing buttonholes onto a button band and deciding where the right place in the button band is. ALL designers should take note and incorporate this feature into patterns with buttons!
2.) The total number of stitches is listed at the end of each row with increases. No need to do fancy math if you lose your place and need to check the numbers.
3.) Most of the pattern is written for one size at a time. Less confusion equals more knitting enjoyment.
4.) Simplicity is a virtue I often forget about. This pattern embodies it perfectly, starting with the raglan sleeves, VERY basic lace pattern, and almost no finishing necessary at the end. Yet the result is stunning. Even a beginning knitter could enjoy and execute this piece.
In reading, I just started The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh. The beginning already had an interesting twist. Looking forward to finding out what happens next!