Friday, September 7, 2007

Vicky's Pseudo Seed Stich Cardi

Last night was Knit Nite, and the Knit Wits met at Vicky’s house. We took a hiatus over the summer, and it was so good to see everyone.

Vicky and her husband Paul just returned after spending 5 weeks in Ireland. Before they left Vicky planted something called Devil’s Claw in her garden. She was curious to see how it would grow and what it would look like. When she got home she found this:

The Devil’s Claw has taken over the backyard. (Click on the photo to get a close up of those claws!)

It grew right over the brick path to the patio. That plant is aptly named.

After some coaxing Teresa and I finally persuaded Vicky to model the cardi she knit for the trip and allow me to post photos on the blog. (Thanks Vicky!) T took the photos. (Thanks T!)

Isn’t that cardi gorgeous?!

Here are some specs:
Pattern: Seed Stitch Jacket
Book: Vicky borrowed the book and can’t remember the title. She’ll ask Julie if you want it.
Yarn: Bernat Soft Boucle (approx. 6 balls)
Colorway: Anybody’s guess
Needles: US Sizes 5 & 7

Vicky is not a blogger (I don’t think she even reads blogs), so she never anticipated that anyone would ask her for these kinds of details. She found knitting with the Bernat Soft Boucle frustrating because there’s no stitch definition. Although the pattern called for seed stitch Vicky found that she got the same results when she used garter stitch, so that’s what she did. The sweater fits beautifully and goes well with her wardrobe. She said she wore it a lot in Ireland. Overall, she’s very pleased with the result, and I can see why. I love it.

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