Updated patterns!

I'm in the process of updating my old patterns, particularly the bibs, to include charts. I'm rewriting some of the directions to make the patterns even easier and including alternative methods for beginning the bibs and for making the ties. Look for these patterns in the sidebar to see which ones have been added. It's a slow process, but eventually, they'll all be there!

Monday, March 2, 2009

Green Jeans

I've been wanting to make a pair of cabled pants for some time now, but I just haven't found a pattern that I really liked, so I decided to do my own. I just love the way these came out. I did a double knit in the crotch to make it thicker and it just blends so nicely with the cables, if I do say so!

The yarn is Araucania Nature Wool which softens up very nicely after it's washed. I'm not sure why this yarn is more absorbent than the Cascade 220, since they're both 100% wool and the same weight, but I'm pretty pleased with the Araucania.

I just love the color, it's such a nice kelly or Irish green. This is my favorite color anyway, so maybe I'm totally biased, but it makes me think of Spring and the nice weather to come. These will be great for St. Patrick's Day too, since that's a big holiday in this family!

I tried to do a bib to go along with the Irish theme, but it was pathetic so I ditched it. I do have a new one, unrelated to anything, that I hope to post in another day or two. My husband is having heart surgery though, so it may be a little longer. Please keep him in your thoughts!


Kathy... said...

cute pants! You are such a talented designer.

All the best to your husband. Keep us posted! We need to share "heart healthy" recipes. I am always on the look out for such recipes...... (Some would say - my husband for one - that there is no such thing). :(

Hope you have a frien with you in the waiting room. It helps!

LDSVenus said...

Those are so cute, I've never seen knitted pants with a cable before.

I'll keep you and your husband in my prayers for a successful surgery.