Friday, June 12, 2009

Knitting: Debbie Bliss Seed Stitch Cardigan for Scarlett

This gorgeous pattern is from Debbie Bliss's Baby Cashmerino pattern booklet. I am such a fan of Debbie Bliss!

I believe this is my most ambitious knitting project to date. I am still so wary of those tiny needles because I worry it will take me forever, but I must be getting faster because this really wasn't too bad. That said, I was thinking I'd use this same Sublime yarn (Baby Cashmere Merino Silk DK) to make a matching sweater for Audrey, but haven't gotten around to it in favor of quicker projects, such as sewing!

I love the details on the hem! And this yarn is so airy and soft.
I wasn't planning on using yellow ribbon to weave through but I thought this sweater looked great with Scarlett's "Liberty-Like" dress and yellow seemed the best color to coordinate with that.

After all the work I had a near disaster with this sweater because I made the incredible mistake of rolling it up to blot it dry in a STRIPED towel when I was blocking it! I know! My husband looked at me as if to say, "really? You did that?" I unrolled it hours later and it had a couple fuschia stripes stained on the bodice. I nearly died. Thought I had lost my best heirloom for my daughter (hoping she cares to have some of course)! However after much laundry experimentation with color remover, woolite, and various bleaching products (I'm certain not advised for these fibers!) I rescued it with just a slight slight slight hint of pink near the underarm. Unbelievable!

Thankfully it all worked out and here is little Scarlett in her seed stitch cardigan. So sweet.

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