Saturday, October 04, 2008

Knitting is coming along on another FLAK style sweater. If any of you who read this blog do not have Janet Szabo’s directions for this way of knitting top down, you have to. Go to and look in the patterns section.

All the work from previous blog posts was ripped out. Saddles were too narrow and short and the cable layout just wasn't working. The layout is now double moss side, one K1B stitch, a simple 4 stitch braid, Barbara Walker's "Dancing Ribbon", half of Annie Maloney's cable #62, all of her cable #115, other half of #62 mirrored, mirror of Dancing Ribbon, mirror of braid, moss. The saddle is Annie's #31. I'm so much happier with it now and have worked a lot on it this past week. Twelve more rows to go to have front and back even and a start to the first sleeve. Hopefully I'll get the sleeve picked up before the drive back to Maine.

This is for my sister as a Christmas present. I wanted it to be a suprise but didn’t have her FLAK measurements. Since I’ve been spending time with her in Virginia this week, broke down, showed her the sweater and got her exact measurements. Fingers crossed it will be done to use as a gift but it is really flying along.


heidi said...

it really is coming along wonderfully well. And although I really enjoy reading about the process, and watching the photos showing the progress, I can't wait to see it finished:)

Anonymous said...

WOW,that is just terrific Anne. And I am going to get Janet's book for myself this Xmas. I accidently bought a book and all the patterns are knit from the top down. I was surely surprised. Most are very simple so I will try that 1st.

Hope to hear from you soon.

N. Maria said...

It IS perfect! Very well knit.

Thalia said...

Anne, it's gorgeous! I love the cable selection(s). Even more impetus to go get Annie Maloney's cable book. Really beautiful.