Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Love Train by Susan Ashcroft
The colors of this Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino are a beautiful pinkish-orange coral. My last photos made it look really orange (it was a dark rainy day... and I couldn't wait... and I'm not good at "fixing" my photos... or waiting... hee hee).
The design is LOVE TRAIN and its my fourth Susan Ashcroft (stitchnerd) pattern. I really enjoy her laid back approach to knitting and received this pattern right after I finished my Hogwart's Express Shawl, a.k.a The Great White Owls, earlier this year. As much as I loved it, I just couldn't bring myself to do another pattern with cable stitches at that time... Yes, I'm a klutz... handling just that one-more-curved-little-cable-needle is a struggle.
THEN: ENTER NEEDLE-LESS CABLES!! Fabulous method of doing the cables with the two needles already in my hands! And, the cables turned out really neat and tidy! I highly recommend adding this trick to your repertoire of knitting skills!
My concerns about disliking a solid-colored yarn were ill-founded. Amanda wore it one night and I couldn't take my eyes off the color (or maybe it was her)!
AND, it went with the OLD cotton shift perfectly!! Yea!!
Great design... sits easily on your shoulders... wears comfortably. Yep, it's a keeper.
For knitters who want all the skinny on this shawl: Ravelry page here.
Joining Kim's Wow Us Wednesdays because that cable trick is just too good not to share!!
"The man who for the first time picks a small flower so that he can have it near him while he works has taken a step toward joy in life."
~ Andre Gide
Wishing you a wonderful week...
blessings ~ tanna