class action

i finally got a chance to put a couple of repeats onto the fernfrost scarf last night—doesn’t the pattern look like puffs of jack frost’s chilly breath? that pattern takes a little attending to at first, but once you understand the structure of the motif, it starts going much more quickly.

and what do we love almost as much as a pretty stitch pattern?

a lovely and interesting wrong-side pattern—different, but equally pretty. it kinda looks like doves tucked into a nest together . .

really there isn’t a lot new since yesterday, but we had a couple of great finished sweaters show up to our afternoon class today

anne c scores another win with her new tangled yoke cardigan, knit up in felted tweed.

and debby completed a neck-down cardigan (#9725 from knitting pure and simple)

with her own arrangement of stripes. she’s told me the name of the yarn a hundred times and do you think i can remember it?? sigh. it’s a lovely, soft, lightweight wool that i know you’d like, too. someone from class will put it in the comments, i bet (please??)

since it’s monday i worked on my gray sweater all through classes

i’m working up the back yoke now and you can see a lot better what the cabling will look like. heh. the pattern gets a little crazy when i’m knitting it and trying to talk to people at the same time; i do a lot better on it when i’m alone. but i’m making headway—there’s a lot more sweater than there was a couple of weeks ago.

i might actually knit this again in a yarn that is available now so i can offer the pattern. i would totally wear another one of these in a completely different colorway. i have a few things in my stash that would work . . .

well, like i said, not much else is new. i’ve been teaching and working all day so i think i’ll go settle in for some knitting. there’s a scarf in the living room blowing frosty kisses my way . . .

33 Responses to “class action”

  1. Ellen Norman says:

    Your new pattern is wonderful!!! I love the sweaters that are shown…Beautiful work!

  2. Carol says:

    Fernfrost is beautiful! And yes I see the doves on the reverse side.

    I can’t help but notice that the gray sweater looks a lot like the Bricker sock, a pattern I’m a proven fan of. Speaking of which I hope you have enough for David’s second sock; I haven’t finished my second yet. But I do appreciate the mention in yesterday’s blog. Now my friend’s really believe me.

  3. Carol says:

    I should have explained that I meant my second pair of Bricker socks. I’m making a pair for my husband now that I finished my pair. I do have my priorities. I had plenty of yarn for mine, but do know the anxiety of finishing that second sock for a bigger foot.

  4. beverly says:

    Ohh, pretty sweaters!

    I would love to see that scarf as a cowl, too–any chance?

  5. diann says:

    Your scarf pattern is really really pretty. Will it be available to people outside the club soon?

  6. Michelle L says:

    LOVE that new scarf pattern – can’t wait until it is available!!

  7. Hattie says:

    Wow I thought that was a whole new scarf pattern!

  8. Trish B. says:

    What a beautiful scarf. I think I like the “wrong side” pattern better.

  9. Kristine says:

    Ahhhh! That fernfrost pattern is gorgeous!

  10. Debby says:

    The yarn I used is Tahki Kerry. Great to work with!

  11. Debbie says:

    The frosty scarf is so neat! I love it. Congratulations to the ladies who made the fabulous sweaters!

  12. Barbie O. in Montreal says:

    Everything yummy as usual! Now here’s a general question for you–when you make your stoles and shawls, what size do you make for yourself–I am trying to get a sense of proportion. I know you are a slim build but are you average height, petite, tall?

    Cheers, Barbie O.

  13. maureen says:

    Clearly I am from another planet…everytime I see the scarf it screams Eiffel Tower, Eiffel Tower.

  14. Lorraine says:

    Anne- Ah, I see where you’re going with the cables around the arm- very clever.

  15. Rosi G. says:

    OH! That would make a BEAUTIFUL neckwarmer/cowl thingie!!!

  16. Jody says:

    I thought you were showing the wrong side in the first picture, until I read the text. I think I prefer the ‘wrong side’…lol. Lovely daffs–mine are just leaves about 3″ high. I do see about an inch of my bleeding heart in the back yard. It’s very gray and dreary here today. Sigh. Love the sweaters!

  17. Theresa in Italy says:

    I love that the fernfrost pattern looks so good, although different, on both sides. And I’m glad you’ve finally got daffodils!

  18. Cheryl says:

    Beautiful sweaters ladies!

    I just love how different the sides are on fernfrost. The right side is SO full of energy, I can just see Jack frost blowing, and the wrong side is so calming and makes me just want to curl up with it. Another great creation!

  19. Pam says:

    Great sweaters from the ladies and pretty, pretty fernfrost scarf! Have to say though that I like the backside better! Nice to know you can have it both ways!

    And, PLEASE do offer your grey sweater as a pattern. It is gorgeous. Love the larger cable detail up the sides.

  20. Deb says:

    I think it’s great that the fernfrost scarf is reversible. It looks gorgeous on both sides. I also really like Debby’s raglan. It’s lovely and something you would pick up to wear all the time. Fancy sweaters are nice but it’s the day to day ones that become favourites.

  21. Tara says:

    Wow, it really DOES look like puffs of Winter’s breath! But Anne, cough cough… it’s SPRING!

  22. Katrina says:

    Hmmm…I think I like the wrong side better than the right side…is that wrong? :)

  23. Karen says:

    I hope you do offer the pattern I really love the textural nature. I’m sure I’d have to be alone for months to get it done but it’ breathtaking.

  24. Jocelyn says:

    I love those cables in that charcoal grey! Perfect combination — so textured. :)

  25. Alicia says:

    Beautiful pattern! I love the WS too! Love the cables, if it’s hard for you while talking it will be hard for me in silence ;)

  26. Carla says:

    I knew I wouldn’t be the only one: the “wrong” side is my favorite, too. The delicate color is so gorgeous!

    Love the sweaters! I just don’t particularly like making them. Oh well.

  27. Linda "K" says:

    Love all the “frost” variations, love ‘em! Am hoping to get into your class(es) at Sock Summit. Anne in person – oh my! Any chance you’ll come out with David’s jacket mit der pockets as a pattern? Adore that. In general am just a huge fan.

  28. Roseann says:

    I will also provide a gentle nudge for the sweater pattern. Love the lushness of it!
    Jealous of your daffodils by the way, Anne. Ours were just peaking their heads up when WHAM 6 inches of heavy snow hit us here in Milwaukee.

  29. Brenda says:

    Anne and Debby – those are two really great sweaters.

  30. Corinne says:

    WONDERFUL sweaters and the scarf pattern rather pulls you into it…lovely, lovely…!!

  31. Michele says:

    Those are great sweaters (including the one from the post the other day)..they inspire me to get in gear and make/finish one myself!

  32. Sylvia says:

    The reverse of your fernfrost has a hint of Escher. It’s wonderful!

  33. Nance says:

    In addition to the gray sweater that is still in progress, you recently shared two others that were finished. One was the Tartan/Highlander and the other was a dark cardigan with light buttons. Both looked fantastic! It sounds as though the pattern for the red sweater is in progress. Do you have plans to write up the pattern for the dark cardigan as well? Your patterns are so carefully prepared and written, and I have such a terrible track record for sweaters, that I really encourage you to include more of these in your pattern collection. Thanks for your consideration.