Tuesday, September 2, 2008

New Knitting

I have completed my first sweater, and I am very pleased with the results. The pattern is called Rusted Root, and it is a very simple, easy, and quick knit. The yarn is Rowan Cashsoft DK, it was soft and great to work with.

I made a few modifications. I did not do the row of purled stitches on the sleeves or the increases to make them puffed. I also did a few extra rows of ribbing on the neck and bottom edge.

I also recently finished these socks for my husband. He originally was against having me knit him something, but now he loves his socks.

I was glad to complete these, one less ball of yarn in the stash!


knitbot said...

Wow! You Californians are great knitters - I can't believe this is your first sweater. And the socks are fantastic!

Cathi said...

Great job Malaree! I love that sweater. The socks are nice too!

Rachel said...

Hey! Great dude socks!

I love the colorways of those.

Nice sweater too--brave women picking lace for a first sweater! GOOD for you!