Blinkers on! I’m knitting Glade….

I have been bad the last few days….

I’ve had my “La, La, I’m not looking at Keats” blinkers firmly in place:oops:

My poor little Keats is sitting in a dissected mess on my living room table being studiously ignored. 😥

There’s been a lot of work but not much action to show for it. I’ve reunpicked 2 inches and regrafted two inches. At least it looks right now and I’m getting the hang of grafting the pattern.

I’ll show you a piccie when it’s more interesting.

To keep me amused while I’ve been ignoring Keats and fighting off a bug, I’ve started my next project – unusual for me to have two on the go!

It’s from the new Rowan RYC Nature book.

… It’s called Glade.

Take note – It’s not on the cover!! 😀

I loved the picture and bought the yarn before really looking closely at the pattern. I’ve chosen a soft green colour called Bamboo.

It’s quite an unusual construction (to me anyway). The main body is a plain stocking stitch cardi with a ribbon tying the waist. You start at the eyelets at the waist and work up.
The bobbly strip over the hips and pleated peplum is knitted separately sideways and sewn on afterwards. Then the front picot edging is knitted separately and sewn on.
So far, while I’ve been under the weather, living on the sofa and being waited on by the saintly Ben, I’ve knitted the back, both fronts and a sleeve!!

Here’s an unpressed sleeve – hot off the needles…

Not that impressive when the main body is tedious stocking stitch and are very short because all the fancy edging is done later 😉

Here’s the obligatory close up of the stitches and the eyelets for the waist ribbon…

I think all the real work in this is going to be in the trim and how neat I can make the finishing….

And then there is Keats to Finish…

Watch this space…

3 Responses

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  1. Rachel
    Rachel March 7, 2007 at 3:57 pm |

    It’s going to be beautiful, and the construction of it, adding the peplum later etc, will keep you from getting bored.

    You are one fast knitter!

  2. sarebear
    sarebear March 16, 2007 at 2:52 am |

    Ohmygosh. I’m a new knitter, but this is DEFINITELY going on my short (but growing!) list of MUST-DO patterns (if it can be made plus size, that is . . . I hope????) This is G?ORGEOUS!!!!!

  3. Gill Ashby
    Gill Ashby April 6, 2007 at 8:48 pm |

    It looks a great pattern, but how fast you knit, it would take me months, I get bored after a couple of hours and move on to something else. Too many project on the go to count! I also suffer with the elbow problem so best to limit knitting time.


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