Thursday, September 30, 2010

Silk Garden BSJ

This is a Christmas gift for a Very Special Niece, so I'm posting super cropped pictures so there will still be an element of surprise.  

Look at all that YUMMY garter stitch!  
It shows off the self-stripy-ness of Noro SO well.

 It is hard to tell from this picture but I did an I-cord bind off and incorporated buttonhole loops right into it.  Fabulous Technique ... Absolutely will use it again ... Super Fun to do!

The buttons make me Happy.  =) 

Sleeve Detail

1 skein of Noro Silk Garden Sock Yarn - number unknown due to thrown-away ball band
2 skeins wool/bamboo sock from stash in dusty purple - it came from Joann's.

Knit with one strand of each on #7 circular needle  I used my Hiya Hiya interchangables because I knew I'd need to switch to a longer cable mid project.  Started out on a 24" cable and then switched up to a 32" cable. 

I'm GEEKED with this sweater ... and have already cast on #3!!!!!



PS - A You Tube video helped me incorporate buttonholes into the i-cord bindoff ... check it out here!  Lorilee, the maker of this video, is from my hometown in Grand Rapids, MI.  =)  Make sure you watch all the other videos she has created ... they are Great!


mynestofyarnandbuttons said...

Wow! That is beautiful and I love the buttonholes! Love to know how you did that. ❤ Robin

Ms C @ HappyElastic said...

I just love those buttons! The yarn knits up really nicely as well

debbie @ happy little cottage said...

How I would love to have someone to knit the BSJ for. Yours is gorgeous and what a great gift!


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