You’ve already seen my fave piccy of me in my Tabby-Cat but it’s as bad as the Rowan Pic for not letting you see the whole garment…
So I’ll show you some of the finished detail then tell you about that Icord gadget 🙂
Better picture where I’m posing with a glass of wine as a prop and you get to see all of the front…
I love the way the front drapes and falls – it’s actually very flattering (on me anyway!)
This is what the back looks like… (Remeber that the front is half as much again in width so there is a lot of excess fabric to lose)
Of course, you can see the Icord ties there – I’ll come back to how I made them.
Here’s the sleeve detail, same beading around the cuff and slightly wide bell sleeves. This all works really well together for me 🙂
By now, in the photo shoot, Ziggy was feeling left out…
So what about the Icord gadget?
How did I make these Icords quickly and easily?
I bought one of these on ebay!!
This is the gadget that’s inside – essentially it does 4 needles of french knitting automatically by cranking the handle…
Here’s some of the Icord I made using a scrap of left over Rowan Siena 4 ply…
I was going to give you a comprehensive study of the Icord gadget and how to cheat with an electric drill but this lady beat me to it!
Click here to see the review –>> Icord cheating with a drill!
If you’re short of time, skip to 2mins 8 secs to see how this lady uses her power drill – I was gobsmacked 🙂
So I’ll leave you with a completed knit report of my none too Shabby Tabby Cat, then I’ll scuttle off to sew up my Vivaldi!
|Completed Knit Report|
|Pattern:||Lysander from Rowan’s Kidsilk Dream by Marie Wallin|
|Yarn:||Kidsilk Spray in grey (exactly the same specs as Kidsilk Haze)|
|Pattern Modifications:||Used Icord ties rather that garter stitch ones.|
|Washing and Wearing:||Lovely warm, light and elegant to wear.|
|Knit It Again???:||Very possibly, but in a very different color next time|
|Difficulty:||Easy – lots of plain knitting with a few beads at the start of each pattern piece.|
|Other Postings Relating To This One:||Whirlwind update|