I think I got over the excitement of launching the new book - I've been tidying up around my workroom and getting ready to pack stuff up for the Dallas/Forth Worth seminar and I realized I hadn't shown you the finished Church Cardi! never mind the pullover version!
I'll back up a bit... The church cardi, you say? Way back in April, I began
working on a mid gauge version of my RTR Lace Cardi and I had gotten a real
6.5mm 7-prong adjustable tool - oh, what the heck! you can go back and read
about it again if you've forgotten or maybe joined me since then...
it doesn't usually take me that long to finish a project but somewhere in
there, I got the inspiration to put together the new book - that's my excuse and I'm sticking with that
story! I did say at one point that I was going to make a pullover version - I
did have intentions of writing up both of these as a pattern, but one step at a
time! I thought the pullover version would be a nice option for people who
didn't like cardigans and actually both the cardigan and pullover were planned
to offer a larger size range. The pullover has a back section that is virtually
all patterned and the front/side panel of mostly stockinette allows for an
increased finished width fairly easily. When I got that finished, I loved the
back so much, I decided to make the pullover so I could have the back in the front, if you know what I mean, even though I very rarely wear
pullovers - but this did turn out so nice, I am pretty sure I will wear this
one - and now I do have something brand new to take to Dallas next week! ;-)
Oh, and BTW, thanks to my friend Tom the machine knitting guy for convincing me
that I really hadn't made a huge mistake (http://knitwords.blogspot.ca/2016/05/whar-not-to-do.html)
- He sent me an email and told me he thought it looked very architectural - I looked at it again, steamed it out and it's one of my favourite designs - it's on the bottom of the front and back of the pullover
- AND, BTW, all of these stitch patterns are included in the new book but there
is no garment pattern (yet).