Simplicity

February 17, 2012 at 12:29 pm 2 comments

Like I said yesterday, I’m getting my baby knitting mojo on in a serious way. I’ve been pregnant for 7 months, and now, I’m finally giving these babies the knitterly attention they so deserve. I always work better under pressure, I guess this is no exception.

Wednesday night I was on my way to a meeting (yes, I was off my feet the whole time I was there, so no, I didn’t violate my bed rest mandate). And I realized I had nothing in progress to work on. So I grabbed some Berroco Lustra from the stash, and quickly sketched out a plan for a little raglan pullover in the car on the way over. I had had a little idea that had been marinating for a week or so, and this was just the time to give it a whirl.

By last night, this is what I had.

You know, I forgot how much I love simple raglan sweaters, especially for babies. I feel like you have the simplicity of structure similar to a shawl where you have a center spine and some edge stitches, and you work the stitch pattern between these boundaries. Raglan shaping also keeps your attention a lot like turning the heel of a sock. It just has a perfect little rhythm with the perfect amount of shaping to keep you from getting bored.

This little sweater is the essence of simplicity. It’s all garter stitch, with some ribbing down the “spines” separating the sleeve and body sections. Yet the rhythm of the pattern keeps my interest while relaxing my mind. It’s been a while since I’ve worked on a project that put my mind in the “knitting zen” mode. I seem to have a genius for over thinking everything I do these days, including knitting. Must be the hormones. 🙂

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Joani Brown  |  February 17, 2012 at 2:52 pm

    You are truly gifted! Could you also post your beautifully organized stash of yarn your wonderful husband helped you with?

    Reply
  • 2. Erin-Kate  |  February 17, 2012 at 9:34 pm

    I love simple raglan sweaters too, can’t wait to see yours!

    Reply

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