Tuesday, 27 April 2010

knitcroblo2 - An Inspirational Pattern

Blog about a pattern or project which you aspire to. Whether it happens to be because the skills needed are ones which you have not yet acquired, or just because it seems like a huge undertaking of time and dedication, most people feel they still have something to aspire to in their craft. If you don’t feel like you have any left of the mountain of learning yet to climb, say so! TAGGING CODE: knitcroblo2

I wasn’t sure what to write for this entry in Knit and CrochetBlog Week. The pattern that I’ve wanted to make ever since I saw it was CherieAmour and I’m working on that at the moment.

To a certain extent though, I’m hiding behind the chunky lacework. It means I can hope to get a wearable piece despite my problems with uneven tension. I have not cracked this yet, and I’m hoping that practice, practice, practice will sort it out.

Then it jumped out at me. There is a pattern I would love to try, but that intimidates me. Central Park Hoodie. It is not just the cables, which I haven’t tried (well, apart from back in 2002, but my attempts were never very good), but also the swathes of stocking stitch, where my tension problems will be visible to the world! Plus, it would be a more time-intensive project than anything else I've done.

I love this hoodie – it is the kind of thing I could imagine pulling on every day. Judging by the number of projects on Ravelry I'm not the only one who feels this way! It is definitely what I am aspiring to. Maybe I’ll try Fetching first, which is described as a great pattern for cabling beginners.


  1. I think you could handle the CPH! Knit in a nice tweed-style yarn it would also hide any tension issues... :oP

  2. Sounds like a good opportunity for a KAL later in the year.

    If I'm good at getting my stash within reasonable limits I might treat myself to some Felted Tweed Aran.

  3. You wouldn't believe how easy cabling is! All it is really is knitting stitches out of order with the help of a spare needle. I think it looks so complicated if you don't know how they're done, but once it's revealed there is really nothing to it! So go full ahead! : )

  4. I like that you've set your sights high, even if you don't get to it right away. When you keep trying, even though a project is intimidating, you gain self-confidence, and then your tension just keeps getting better and better. Make sure to share photos as you go!