Thursday, 20 August 2009

Mimi

It's starting to get cooler here in London, although I've heard that is going to get warmer later on in the week.
As mentioned in my last blog post, here is the project that I'm currently working on.


The pattern was in Lets Knit magazine last year and I fell in love with this cropped jacket pattern, Mimi, from Begere de France. I meant to knit last winter so I can wear it in the summer but now I should hopefully be finised by next spring. I bought the yarn from Disswool where I found out that the Esterellle in Calpico has been discontinued so the lady helped me find altertive colour which I prefered more than the one in the original pattern.
I've only manged to knit part of the left front, I'm not too sure how to cast on extra stitches for the sleeve (the cardigan is knitted in one piece). Any tips will be wellcome. Hee Hee Hee. Yep, I'm kind of stuck. I also want to learn how sew up the side of the cropped jacket using the mattress stitch. Still so much to learn.

4 comments:

angharad handmade said...

The yarn shade is lovely. Did you manage to sort out the cast on for the sleeves? I generally do what's called a lace cast on (I think!) to add stitches, putting the right needle into the first stitch on the left hand needle, knitting a stitch and instead of pulling the stitch you knitted into off the needle, leave it there and put the new stitch onto the left hand needle beside it. Then you do the same again with the new stitch until you have the number of stitches required. Sorry, I'm not sure how clear that is!

Try this link for the mattress stitch:
http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEspring04/mattress.html

Hope you had a lovely Summer!

Kyoko said...

Hello!
Must read the pattern before which cast on is appropriate, but you can do what helen suggested or you could do M1L or M1R (make left-slant or right-slant stitches).
This sounds like a good knitting evening soon!
lots of love

Kyoko

Mollimoo said...

Thanks for your comment Mary. Yes, I think structure to the week is always good! It's tricky to fit everything in but I'm glad I have a happy life that offers me all of these choices, too! Have a great weekend & happy dancing feet Xx

Knit Sew City Girl said...

Hiya! Thanks for your comments and knitting tips and links. I will definately check them out.

Mary