I’ve been in the mood for knitting for me again recently, as opposed to working on new designs. So I’ve been doing the Macaron Purse by Cotton and Cloud, a kit I purchased at the Knitting and Stitching show at Ally Pally last autumn.
It’s knitted in gorgeous Jamiesons Heather Aran – lovely British wool of course. What a pretty ball band.
The yarn feels very special to knit with and has a subtle colour variegation, which makes it interesting to look at.
I wouldn’t say the pattern is easy. It’s knitted in the round and has quite a few repeated sections, so you need to read carefully and keep track of where you are. It’s not TV knitting, as I have found after several froggings.
The top is shaped by the clever use of short rows, which I thought was quite magical, and I’ve learnt a 3 needle cast off to finish it off – very easy and quick.
Now all I have to do is fix it to the frame. There is a helpful tutorial on how to do this on the Cotton and Cloud website, so I’m looking forward to having a go at that.
What are you all knitting at the moment, Lovely Readers?