Saturday, November 04, 2006


My little baby Aran design, Ciaran, needed a new sample. The ones I had done already were in dark yarns--not the best for showing the texture. What's better for an Aran than beautiful ivory-colored wool?
I wish I had a
baby kilt to pose it with. I oughta design some baby kilt hose to go with it.

This Ciaran sample is knit with Cascade 220, color #8010 on size 8 needles. The same cables appear on the back.

It gets packed off to
Knot Another Hat ASAP.

And if you think that looks a little Christmassy, get a load
of this.
That's Ciaran on top of Raibeart on top of Sherrod. These guys have been my focus for the past couple of months. I had to redo Raibeart's sleeves--they were still a little snug for my liking. Otherwise he would have already been packed off to Preston. (Jessica, you'd better tell me if he hates red.) Raibeart was worked in Cascade 220 Superwash.

I'll show you much more of Sherrod (the green guy--Jo Sharp Silkroad Aran Tweed in color #126, Highland.) when he's gone through more edits and I am ready to fully release him. It was kinda tricky to get the numbers right. The cables all correspond row-wise, but with the multiple being different for front than for back and sleeves, it was a task to make them come out perfectly. Sherrod is a Guernsey-Aran hybrid with big cables and underarm gussets and shoulder straps, or the perpendicular join at the shoulders, as Priscilla Gibson-Roberts calls it. You start at the hem, have a cabling party, and when you bind off the sleeves, you're basically done--especially if you join yarn ends as you go. Only a couple of ends to weave in and absolutely no seams. That's the way I like it.

The rain is coming down like mad and I'm going back to the knitting and movies! Have a good one!


twig said...

It all looks great -- as always.

Lavendersheep said...

All of the sweaters look awesome. I'm sure Sarah and I will be on the look out for that baby sweater! So awesome!

Dawn Brocco said...

Lovely wee sweater!