Sunday, March 8, 2009

Teeny Tiny Aran

A new project. Well at least a new project start. I'm not altogether sure this one will ever make it to FO stage.

I've been returning to this pattern, Heirloom Aran Baby Set, by Lisa Lloyd, ever since I purchased the Spring 2004 IW Knits issue.
That's 5 years of reading, pondering, studying, and then putting the issue away.

A friend is quite excited about an expected grandbaby. I thought perhaps, just perhaps, I'd give it a try.

But already I've encountered roadblocks. I've screwed up a cable (see 2nd on right). I fear both the neck pick-up and the seaming. Seaming! Ugh.

And the things I don't know about knitting could fill an encyclopedia. For starters: the center cable repeats over 6 rows but the sides repeat over 16. Directions just tell you to knit the back until you reach a given measurement, yet the introduction says the saddle shoulders (yes, that's another hurdle) carry the pattern over the shoulders. This sounds to me like I should be ending at a specific point.

Such puzzles. That's what makes knitting so interesting, right??


Unknown said...

Sometimes once you get to that part of a pattern, it all fits into place and makes sense. Hope so on this one--this looks like it will be so beautiful. Best of luck and hang in there!

Mary said...

I know you're going to do a beautiful job!