This is a wedding present for my best friend Anastasia and her hubby, Tommy. They are coming to visit us tomorrow, since they came from Italy (where they live) to visit the family and friends. They got married in Prague, but we couldn’t attend it at the time, since we had another trip planned and couldn’t afford two of them.
When Anastasia heard i got back into knitting big time, she said she wants a knitted present, so i tried to make something for both of them.
I’ve combined this pattern with twin tree pattern from the Tree of Life Afghan. The tree panel is the middle one. I also added the couple’s names first letters next to the trees.
I used to think that cabling without cable needle is overrated, when it didn’t work with a certain pattern and yarn. I changed my mind now - it’s great with these particular patterns and yarn, i knit much faster.
[B] The edge:[/B] I wanted to keep it simple, so i knitted 3 rows in garter st.I also considered fringe, but decided against.
- 5-1 dec: instead of knitting the remaining stitch, i purled it and it gave a much more round finish to the loop.
- m1 k1 m1: instead i did k1, ktbl, k1 in the same stitch, which turned out really good and saved me a few holes.
- (k1 m1) 3 times: instead i made k1 m1R, k1 m1L, k1 m1R, it also saved me a few holes and you can’t really notice the difference in direction of the increase.
[B] The yarn[/B]: Taiga Yarns Melody, a bulky 50% wool/50% acrylic blend I bought in Moscow two months ago. I found it to be a lovely wool/acrylic blend, pretty soft, even more after the Unicorn Fibre Wash. A bit splitty, but nothing to worry about. It definitely gives a great stitch definition.
[/U]Hope you like it