Monday, June 1, 2009

More Squares

I just got the Celtic Collection by Alice Starmore. And I'm probably not ever going to knit one of these sweaters. But I thought it would be fun to knit one of the cable designs for my afghan. There are some really amazing cables in this book.






So for my first one I picked the center panel of Cromarty and did one repeat of the chart. It really wasn't hard at all, although doing the whole sweater would be a bit daunting.





I also realized I had never posted my April square. It's the center of the Elegant Celtic Cabled Rug by Donna Druchunas which is also something I'd never make.





This project is one I'm really enjoying because I can knit bits of things I really like but I'm not committing a lot of time to a sweater. It's like going to the buffet, I can have a taste of a lot of things. I'm thinking of doing another one next year, maybe fairisle.

8 comments:

pdxknitterati said...

I love the idea of just doing intricate squares. Low commitment! Sweaters take so loooooong.

Kathy said...

With all your beautiful squares, I think your afghan will do much the same thing your roses did. One day, you'll turn around and have the most stunning completed afghan!

maryeb said...

That's clever, just knitting one of the cable patterns into something other than the sweater.

I often like a stitch pattern but don't want to make the whole project.

Mary said...

What a great idea! Add another thing to my knitting "to do" list!

Pretty, pretty squares.

Alexandra said...

Beautiful squares! I have that book too, it has lovely patterns in it! You chose a beautiful cable design!

photoknitdog said...

What beautiful cables! Love the squares.

Henya said...

I love this. What a wonderful idea.

Anna said...

They're both lovely - this is such a great idea for trying things like this out!