I found one of my late mothers Patons knitting pattern books, needless to say it’s in pieces. It was good to knit something from one of her patterns and see her little notes in the margin. Good memories. The pattern I chose was a sleeveless slipover with a cable panel in the front that runs up next to the v neckline. This is for little Matthew, my little Godson, that is turning 2 this winter. Remember I live in the Southern Hemisphere.
I used a local South African yarn called African Expressions – Harmony colour 2057, 100% merino wool, it’s really soft. Using a size 6(4.00mm) and 9(5,50mm), KnitPro interchangeable needles with cables, ranging from size 4(3.50mm) – 11(8.00mm), that I bought myself a while ago.
Inside the pack you get 4 cable keys, I didn’t know that this is what they are used for and I was using them as stitch markers, until a friend of mine said “Nikki those are to tighten the cables to the needles!” she must have heard me cursing that the needles kept dropping off the cable while I was knitting. “Oh” I replied, red faced, “Thanks!”. It will help if I read the instructions next time, but I’m very glad I have such clever friends, so next time I will just ask.
The knitting bug has bitten me big time, but I have been quilting and crocheting on the side. I must say Dear Jane has been neglected, by the looks of it, it’s going to take me another 5 years to finish her.