WIPing like it’s 2013

The My Sister’s Knitter KAL is in full force.  I joined the cardi KAL and it was just what I needed to motivate myself to knit on Elisbeth a bit more.

elisbeth two repeats front

I’m two full repeats in and have started the A line decreases.  I’m loving the knitting and the cables are scrumptious!  Here’s a back shot too.

elisbeth two repeats back

It’s been a while since I mentioned this one so here are the deets:

  • Elisbeth by Bonne Marie Burns
  • Berroco Vintage in Crimson

I love the look of those coin cables but not the actual knitting.  Glad there’s only 5 of them (2 on the front as well) and they’re only every 8 rows.  I can deal with that.

I’m just about done with my first skein and still have another to knit through partly before I get to where I was before I ripped last year.  The stitches are slightly bumpy because it’s been ripped but a quick dunk should fix that up.

I have a couple mods planned based on other Ravelers’ notes:

  • Add short rows to the cap sleeves to make them more fitted.  I’m not going for the bat wing look.
  • Make the shawl collar wider.  This one will be an experiment but since it’s the last thing to knit I can try it on as I go.

What about you?  How are your WIPs going?

I’ll catch you on the purl side.

11 thoughts on “WIPing like it’s 2013

  1. Wow, what a lovely color. Vintage will always be one of my favorite yarns, and your pattern looks stunning in it :) Keep it up!

    • thanks! i wasn’t totally sold on the Vintage with its high acrylic content but working with it has me convinced! plus i think it will be a little lighter weight for the office than 100% wool.

    • me too, Tina! i want to be able to wear it before it gets too warm. of course, since i’m always cold that could be May 😉

  2. Beautiful progress ~ I’m so intrigued by those coin cables but I don’t know if I would have the patience right now to make them as lovely as yours. : )

    • they’re definitely a pain! and this is the first project i’ve done them in; otherwise i might have chosen a replacement cable!

      but i do think they’re pretty.

  3. I’m away from blog reading for a week or two and all of a sudden everyone is making a sweater. I feel left out!

    The color or that sweater is just perfect. I know it will look great on you. And it looks like you are making great progress with those cables.

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