Wednesday, 15 June 2011

WIPW - Maggie

I've not joined in with Work in Progress Wednesdays for quite a while so thought as I would rectify that to show the progress on my current garmet project. I am knitting Maggie by Kim Hargreaves and whilst it could be progressing more quickly I don't think I'm doing too badly.

Last time I posted this I had the back but now I have the back and the left front:




The front grew quickly once I was past the rather bothersome garter stitch edge. It's not difficult to knit, it's garter stitch, it's just that it feels like endless garter stitch. The edge is knit side to side then stitches are picked up to knit the front, it's the same on the back and the sleeves. It is shaped with short rows and the bottom edge is ruffled with a picot. It looks good but ohmygoodness it was BORING to knit it. I couldn't knit mindlessly as I needed to keep careful count so I knew when the short rows started. I do like the edging though, I suppose it's worth it!




It does make knitting the right front an unappealing prospect but I'm sure I'll be happy with it when it's done. I have marked up the rows where the buttons will go on the left front and made a note of these so I actually remember to knit the button holes on the right front (a bonus of this cardigan is that the button band is knit with the fronts so no fussing about picking that up afterwards)





I am pleased to be progressing with this anyway. It's my weekend project, during the week I knit socks as I may only have a short amount of knitting time. At the weekend I can sit and get stuck into bigger projects so I'm hoping that I will find enough time this weekend to get the right front done or at least most of the way done. I'm not entirely looking forward to sewing it up when I'm finished with the knitting but this yarn (Rowan Luxury Cotton DK) is very drapey so I do think it will benefit from the additional structure seams add. I do think my next garment will be seamless though.


I'm very pleased that I am working my way through my stash bit by bit and keeping to my goals for the year of actually using up my garment quantities of yarn which were entirely bought in sales with no real project in mind for them!

My project page for Maggie with yarn details is here.

More WIPW posts can be found on Tami's blog here.

11 comments:

  1. I love the colour, and it looks like it's knitting into a lovely fabric :)

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  2. Keep up the good work - soon it will be all done (and look great!!)

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  3. Very nice, love the color too. Keep going!!

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  4. Kudos to you for doing such a "boring knit". Things like that are what's keeping me from making my own garments. =D I'm impressed!

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  5. Wow that looks great! I love the color.

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  6. thats going to be great when it is finished!

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  7. yep - it'll be worth it when it's done - beautiful colour :)

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  8. Sorry about the boring, but I think it'll be worth it, too. It's a really nice pattern, and your yarn and progress so far look lovely.

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  9. I love designs where the borders are integral ...everyone should do that ;-)

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  10. It's beautiful and will be well worth the boring knitting once it's done. The color is absolutely beautiful. Be sure to share it with us and welcome back to WIPW!

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  11. It's looks great. It will be worth it to get through the boring knitting.

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