Ah, just getting into the pattern on Roscalie.
For the cardi, you knit a facing in a solid color in stockinette stitch, do a purl row for the turning, then commence the fair isle pattern.
And because this is a cardi, there’s a steek running down the front of it. And you know what that means, don’t you? You start and end the different colors in the center of the front steek. Yahoo! No tying off the ends, no weaving in the ends. Just let them bad boys hang, cuz they’ll be cut off when I cut open the front steek.
Life can be so good sometimes.
I’ve gotten lots of really cute entries for the “vanity plate” contest. Keep ’em coming!
A couple of questions in my comments about superwash wool, specifically Heilo (which isn’t) and Falk (which is). As a rule, I don’t like superwash wool. Most of the ones I have experienced have a slightly harsh feel to them, due undoubtedly to the chemical processing they undergo to make them able to withstand machine washing and drying.
But superwash baby wools I’ve knitted with seem to be the exception — like Dale Baby Ull. That’s a fingering weight superwash merino and it’s as nice and soft as can be.
Lucy did a little happy dance when I came home from work yesterday. And she sat next to me while I knitted last night and feigned indifference.