Sunday, September 25, 2011

Vogue Knitting

I have been busily at work on my Peasy cardigan, in the hopes of having it ready in time to wear to Vogue Knitting Live, and I actually made it. This is the first time I ever managed to finish a sweater at the appropriate season--just in time for what passes for fall and winter here in Southern California.

I made a few modifications--I added shaping over the hips, I did the bottom in 1 x 1 rib, and I tapered the sleeves and added lace at the cuffs. I also added buttons all the way down the front. I am quite pleased with the process and the end result.

I especially enjoyed wearing it on Saturday morning in Franklin Habit's class, since the classroom was quite chilly. Franklin is an amazing knitter and a great teacher, and a very funny guy. And he was wearing a Utilikilt. What's not to like?

I also took a class with Meg Swansen and Amy D. Meg is the daughter and heir of the most illustrious person in 20th century American knitting, Elizabeth Zimmermann. She showed us sweaters knit 30, 40, maybe 50 years ago that are still gorgeous.

My other classes, with Clara Parkes and Barry Klein were also very informative and worthwhile.

I also bought some fancy-dancy yarn that includes qiviut.

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