Can a knitting project count as a “Throwback Thursday”?
I spent a pleasant hour (or two) reviewing both my personal and work queues on Ravelry trying to make up my mind.
Mainly, the Miss Kitty top from Louisa Harding’s Jesse book.
Since I don’t knit a lot of lace, it was slow going for me. Honestly, I was probably juggling a couple projects at the time, which always inhibits progress.
The finally blow came when my husband and I moved in September. All my large and complicated projects were packed away in favor of small, mindless knitting while I worked on putting all our possessions in boxes.
Now life has settled down and warm weather is returning so Miss Kitty is getting attention.
It’s a good thing, too, considering how many resources this top is sucking up. Miss Kitty is devastating my Denise Interchangable supplies! I’ve got the set of needle tips I’m using to knit as well as a US13 acting as an end cap attached to it. There are three cables involved: one holding the front half, one holding the back half, and the third as my working right-hand needle. And all those cables have end caps.
Goodness, I couldn’t start a new project if I wanted to since I’m almost out of cables!
Firefly Book #136
If you have a hankering to knit with cotton, and finish projects in a more timely fashion than I do, you’ll be happy to hear there are new Jesse patterns included in the new Firefly book (Louisa Harding #136-Firefly).
I like the fun lace edgings on the Lumiere cardigan.
When I met Louisa at Vogue Knitting Live in NYC in January she mentioned that people should “dress for their shoulders.” She explained that if your garment is too loose or too tight on your shoulders it will look ill-fitting even if the rest of the garment is tailored.
It was an interesting tip I hadn’t heard before and caused me to poke around for more advice when I got home. I found information about “dressing for your body type” that said pair-shaped people like myself should draw interest away from our hips by having designs up by our face.
Which is all a long winded way of saying I think this top would look good on my body type!
The Lucciola cardigan is another that has all the action at the neckline. Another benefit of patterns with a design on the yoke is that you have something to look forward to as you knit!
The Lucciola cardigan is also shown in one of the 10 new Jesse colors being introduced this year.
The Eclat capelet is the last pattern I’ll highlight. It uses 4 skeins of Jesse. Start now and you’ll be ready to wear it for the Fourth of July! Yep, I love that start motif.
There is a scarf version that uses two skeins of Colline instead.
Altogether, the Firefly collection is full of beautiful Louisa Harding patterns that will keep your needles clicking through the warm months.
Both the book and yarns should be in your local yarn store already, or arriving very soon!
Which garment is your favorite?