Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Ok, well now what?

This top down cardi started off as a project to use up some wool that I really like, in a color I hate. That ashes of roses color isn't too bad when it's striped to beat the band! It's a fun knit, the kind of thing I like to work on when the dog wants to be in my lap, or snuggles up against me for attention. It's not a 'hard thinkin' project. Just a little something off the cuff. I started off with big bands of color at the yoke, and then went to alternating colors every row. You can see where I started slipping stitches to create some vertical lines at the underbust, and I put in more at the waist, to give this cardigan visual shaping, if not physical. You can see the waist faking in the photo below.

My knitting serendipity crashed into a wall today. I have about 14" of the body done, and I need to come up with a way to end it!! It's a V-necked cardi; the neckline isn't horribly deep. I think ribbing in either color would be discordant. I think EITHER I-cord edging in the Viva (the darker, self-striping yarn) or two color ribbing might be ok. (Or I suppose I could stripe it.)


Any opinions?



6 comments:

Joan said...

I love i cord edging even tho' it a PITA.

BTW the color palatte is really pretty and pleasing. See, you made lemonade from your lemon. ;-p

Lisa W. said...

love that. especially those slip stitch parts...i think it looks awesome..re: the big finish....howzabout a nice moss stitch (my least fav stitch..but love the way it looks for a finish) just alternating your ashy pink and whatever else you've been using.

junior_goddess said...

For the borders and edges? I need to do them all.

Grace Yaskovic said...

I agree with the moss stitch, it was my first thought for the borders and the edges, adds texture and dimension and I think would look great in the color combos!

Lisa W. said...

another random thought would be just to pick up all around and knit a plain stockinette roll edge with just the pink or change color every other row or make a magic ball with varying lengths of the yarns your using and let it roll out with the reverse ss side showing and it would look really nubbly, colorful and a nifty and easy accent...did that make any sense at all?

Lisa W. said...

you asked...and you know me...I've ALWAYS got an opinion or two...