Friday, 3 August 2012

WIP: French Chestnut

I'm well on my way with my French Braid Cardigan in Tanis Fiber Arts Green Label Chestnut:


The cardigan is a top-down raglan, with a thick, cabled border. I had a difficult time initially conceptualizing how it was all going to work, but I decided trust in the pattern and kept going, and sure enough had that 'oh, riiiiiiiiight!' moment where it was obvious how it came together. It's a really interesting construction, beginning in a similar way as a shawl, which is really clever.  I'm  on my second skein, and I'm hoping that I can keep moving quickly- I realize now that it's an especially ambitious Ravellenic Games project for someone with a baby, but I remain optimistic!


21 comments:

PixieSam said...

Good luck! Its looking lovely so far, and is a gorgeous colour.

CelticCastOn said...

Looking good. It will be so much quicker one you separate for the sleeves but really you're lucky to get any amount done with a new baby!

cpeezers said...

This is beautiful. Love the colors too. They make me feel more ready than ever for fall!

Knit-Zilla said...

Look beautiful! I too am having difficulty in visualizing how you knit the back/neck border and the body, all in one piece. I can't wait to see the finished product.

Zenitude said...

My goodness, the yarn you are using is so beautiful. I'm going to have to add this cardigan to my queue!

collegeknitting said...

Oooh- that is a pretty cardigan! I hope it all comes out, even with the crazy construction.

Katie said...

Oooo, it's gorgeous! I love the interesting construction, and you've picked a lovely yarn!

Kat said...

I love the chunky cable! You are making fantastic progress.

Cornelia said...

I think you're doing pretty well. I have two under four and 90% of the time I knit when they're asleep. It's not that they touch my knitting, but it's near impossible to tension properly when you have a child on your lap. And you can't concentrate on lace knitting at all with children demanding your attention.
I look forward to seeing the finished garment. Chestnut is beautiful.

Maryse said...

I probably should be knitting my Ravellenics project instead of reading blogs, but hey, that's inspiring! Your project is looking fabulous so far!

Kee said...

Good luck on finishing! It's looking amazing. The yarn is so beautiful! I can only imagine it in person.

kessainstitches said...

Very pretty!

Tiffany - Innov8ive Knits said...

I LOVE that chestnut colorway. It's gorgeous. I actually have that same cardigan in my favorites and plan in making it one of these days :) can't wait to see it finished!

Jolene said...

It's looking so pretty already -- and will be beautiful whenever you get it finished. I'm so impressed that you're even atttempting a Ravellenics sweater with a wee one at home!

Kristen Jancuk said...

love it, looks so fallish!

Michelle Noble said...

I'm surprised you can do that much with a baby! She must be a very good baby. I love the fall colors! Very pretty.

sajuki said...

looks great !

Eva said...

I love the colour you chose! :)

Francesca said...

Looks great so far! That yarn looks amazing!

Teresa Gregorio said...

Wow, that is so pretty!

Jacey said...

The yarn is incredible. Such color!