I’m rather a late bloomer in the field of knitting! As I’ve told you before, I learned the basics as a child, having a mum and a gran who were both prolific knitters. It wasn’t something I took to though, as I always felt a bit cack-handed trying to coordinate two needles and got discouraged when my knitting slid off the needle, not having a clue how to go about picking up stitches. Anyway, after teaching myself to crochet, I decided if I could learn crochet from scratch, then I could certainly re-learn how to knit and follow a pattern.
You’ve seen my first attempts which have all been an interesting learning curve. And I come to show you 2 more recent knitted projects, of which I am quite proud, because I think I’m slowly getting the hang of it!
I showed you a sneak peek the other day of something very bright for Baby Viking. Today I can reveal all . . . not that Baby Viking has received grandma’s knitting gifts yet, but Mummy Viking has seen photos, so I feel it’s safe to share. This is the “Cheri” pattern, designed by Martin Storey for Rowan, and is a free download. This is the cover photo on pattern.
And my version, knitted, without the crocheted cherries, in a variagated Marriner DK and “Citron” Stylecraft Special DK.
I’m calling this the “Candy Crush” cardigan, because of the bright colours, and because of the perfect buttons I bought to finish it off.
Speaking of buttons . . . I ordered in quite a few, in lovely bright colours, and don’t they look like sweeties?
After the bright rainbow and yellow version, I cast on to make a second “Cheri” cardie for Baby Viking . . . this time in “Aspen” Stylecraft Special DK for the stocking stitch and another variagated Marriner for the garter stitch bands.
I’m not quite so happy with the way this one turned out. It doesn’t have quite as much pizzazz as the “Candy Crush” version.
So note to self: it’s not just about learning to knit and follow a pattern. It’s also about choosing colours.