Monday, April 12, 2010
I received a subscription to Creative Knitting for Christmas. After receiving two issues, I give it a thumbs up for simple, wearable knit patterns. Most are in a gauge range I like to knit, 5 to 6 stitches/inch.
I'm ready to knit something simple and springy that is going to fit, so I ordered Knitpicks Cotlin, a DK weight 70% Tanguis cotton 30% linen yarn. The color is called Sprout, a summery green.
The swatch is done and washed. As soon as I finish Carrie's socks I'll be casting on this sweater. It could happen this evening if I stay up later than I should.
I have one Cotlin sweater I wear often. It was pleasant to knit, comfortable to wear, easy to wash, and it is not pilling.
Assuming I'm still in easy knitting mode when the green sweater is done, this pattern is next up. Also from Creative Knitting.
A wet robin. He just finished a bath in the creek.