Wednesday, July 10, 2013

milo-ing.

i cast on a milo for the first time on the train on the way to the masterclass a few weeks ago.
i'd read through the pattern, and from looking at the pictures, i was under the impression this was going to be a tricky knit to get my head around.
my mind boggled at the 'simple seamless vest, knit in the round from the top down' description. what's simple about that?
well the pattern makes it simple, that's for sure!



i knit this up in a ball i bought from the back room at bendigo. i can't seem to find the tag (despite specifically reminding myself not to lose it) but i think it was an alpaca blend. it wasn't bad to work with albeit a little fluffy.
and although the photo above has this looking a little pink, it's definitely more of a red...



i'm super proud of myself for knitting a cable for the first time, it was HEAPS easier than i expected. i have a feeling i'm going to be all about the cables in future knits...
i think bb would look super cute in a cabled jumper, pity he doesn't think so ha ha!



look at that glorious cable!

because this ball was from bendigo, it came in their signature massive ball size. i think i'll definitely have enough to make another, in a smaller size though... oh, and definitely with a different cable style :D

what have you been creating lately?

3 comments:

Ana BC said...

that red top is beautiful!

becclebee said...

It is such a lovely vest! We have one knitted by a friend and it is super useful. Well done on the cabling - it looks terribly complicated!

Farm Fancies said...

Great cabling. Vests can be handier than jumpers too when the weather can't make up it's mind. Showing my age here, but at one time if a jumper had cables it was usually a boy's jumper!
Cheers, Robyn