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Tuesday, June 1, 2004

Agnes hits the Runway

Although it’s the first day of June, it is only in the low 50’s in the mornings (and evenings) here in the City.

…the Fabulous Thunderbirds

And this little retro cardi is turning out to be very entertaining to knit! The design is from this season’s Rowan book. Of course, I can never leave well enough alone and have made many changes.

I am using a discontinued yarn called Denim (by Madil/Italy) that I purchased from One Fine Yarn ages ago. They are down to a scant handful of balls for sale – and am I ever sorry because once I started knitting with it I wanted more. It is a a 60% cotton / 40% acrylic blend that is tightly twisted and has a slightly sueded look. The closest thing I’ve seen like this is Bali by GGH and you can never find that in the US in many colors or even styles.

It knits up into a very cohesive but lightweight fabric and I LOVE IT! Sympathize with me for always finding these bargains then have mercy on me for for not buying more when I had a chance.

I PITY the Fool
Mr. T – aka – Sergeant Bosco “B.A.” Baracus – 1983

Back to Missy Agnes – the gauge on this yarn did not match the pattern, so that was the first change that had to be made. I am knitting this at 21sts/30rows per 4″.

The peplum bottom of this cardi is dart-shaped moss stitch. Now, I can see the heads shaking and so was mine at first, but after several all ribbed sweaters and Rapunzel, moss stitch is a breeze! And, I adore how it looks…

Then, being the intrepid knitting busy-body that I am, I had to change the top pattern. WHY? To be easier for me! So I dug out my stitch books and slapped in a basic alternating eyelet pattern.

WHO’s the BOSS?
…Tony Danza 1984

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