This week I started swatching on my first real design (in my studio haha), sneaking away at night after the holiday festivities to knit. It is incredible and a little overwhelming to consider all of the possibilities that come with writing your own designs and patterns. This little thing will turn into the front panels of a pretty cable and lace cardigan for little miss Naomi. Im excited to start working with numbers, although I have always been terrible at math, so a challenge is in store. I know I want it to be a classic construction, set in sleeves, very tailored and structured but I still have to decide if I want to start from the top or bottom of all the pieces. I recently heard Cirilia say something, somewhere, about how she thinks decreases look prettier than increases and I would have to agree, after really thinking about it. Then there is the ribbing, a dainty lace rib, or a sturdy fisherman's rib to balance out the sweetness of the lace? Cast on? Finishing? So many questions and possibilities! A sweet new friend of mine gave me some beautiful vintage shell buttons a few weeks ago, and I think it will go perfectly, so at least I don't have to think about that. The yarn is the ever gorgeous and heirloom quality brooklyn tweed loft in blanket fort, Naomi's mother picked it up while she was in Brooklyn. She fell in love with it just as much as I told her she would. Maybe I am crazy for starting such a project amidst the chaos of holiday knitting, but I can't stop thinking and doodling about it. What do you think?
thanks for reading,