Two New Knitting Projects
First I started the Ensign Brook DK Cardigan. And then I was inspired (again) by the brilliance of Alasdair’s double-knitting design Parallax. I now have two projects with which I’m obsessed.
Handling Two Complexities
I’m hopeful that the Ensign Brook DK Cardigan project won’t take up a ton of my mental knitting energies. Because I will need it for the Parallax 3.0 scarf by Alasdair Post-Quinn (of Extreme Double-Knitting fame).
I did purchase and download the 5-pattern booklet of Parallax scarves by Alasdair. With 37 pages , I had to print out a lot of them. He takes you all the way from casting on for multi-colored double-knitting to learning a bit about the new lingo of layers and twisted selvages.
There isn’t much that intimidates me in the world of yarn. But double-knitting has never been my strong suit. Anything that requires me to bring the yarn (or yarns) forward and backward can be a bit daunting.
But fortunately I have three balls of Kauni in my stash that I think will work.
I can’t wait to cast on for the new project.
I also can’t wait to expand the new cardigan design enough so that photos show what it will look like a little better.
So here’s the Ensign Brook DK Cardigan so far.
First of all, it will be knit in-the-round and the front opening will be done with a steek. I wasn’t sure how I wanted the bottom of the cardigan to look (i-cord edging, ribbing, what kind of ribbing if ribbing, etc.) so I opted to just do a provisional cast-on. The red yarn is just waste yarn.
It’s nice being excited by two projects at once. It’ll keep me busy for a while. Someone on Facebook mentioned that it took them six months to knit Parallax. I’m wondering if that project will become my next coffin adornment project.