Tuesday, December 11, 2007

No Pain, No Gain

My hands ache after working on this, but it's so worth it.

This is the back of Trellis, which you may recall I tried once before with little success. There were two problems last time around: the wrong yarn and a definite lack of skill in reading charts. I'm much better with the charts now (all that lace helped), and for this go I'm using Cotton Ease. It's not the easiest on my hands while knitting, but it will be easy for the recipient's mom to care for. (The recipient, by the way, is the baby brother of our flower girl, who is due next month but who may be making his appearance earlier if he's anything like his big sisters!)

Lest you think I'm now spending all my knitting time working with yarn that makes me hurt, feast your eyes on this wool/silk wonder:

Swap socks -- recognize the pattern? This is knitting up superfast and supergorgeous. It's really a shame I have to give these away.


  1. Trellis is so cute! I might have to make it for my friend Lisa, but my list for her is already so long!

  2. Ooohhh!!! Pretty! Like 'em both!

  3. I loved knitting the Trellis sweater! It was my first cabled FO, little did my inexperience know that I could have picked many easier first projects, but it came out beautifully and I would definitely knit it again.

  4. I looks beautiful! I love intense cable patterns for little ones although I'm not sure I'd attempt an adult size.

  5. AHHHHHHHHHH!! We've made the same trellis! I made a trellis out of cotton ease and might i spread the word--great choice for baby and parents :-)

    Love the socks. definitely on my ravelry queue. (knittinkitties)

  6. Anonymous9:24 AM

    So gorgeous!! I really like that sock pattern and need to buy that book.

  7. Anonymous6:25 AM

    Trellis is beautiful; I've got plans to make one after Christmas.
    The sock is lovely too!

  8. I LOVE Trellis - one of the very cutest baby sweater patterns out there! and Cotton Ease is the perfect yarn for it!