I’m not quite decided whether Elizabeth Zimmerman is a genius or a woman of incomprehensible logic. But one thing is for sure – it seems that making one of her designs is a sort of right of passage in the knitting world.
Understanding her ‘pithy’ instructions can be a real challenge. Without the clarifications (textual and visual) of wonderful knitters on Ravelry, I would’ve been completely lost. At moments like that, when my only response to her instructions was “she wants me to do what?!”, I was quite sure she was a woman of incomprehensible logic.
Then, on the other hand, when the final result came to look as seamless as this, I decided she might after all be a genius.
I loved the garter, but hated the lace (it bored me to death). I think next time I might take KathrynIvy’s idea and replace the lace with plain stockinette.
It took me forever to choose the buttons. As I was making this, I started hoping that it might be very well received, and, as Lota is a first child, that it just might become an heirloom. And you can’t just put any buttons on an heirloom! I envisaged dark metal flower buttons, but couldn’t find anything I really liked. Then I came across these wooden ones. As soon as I saw them, I knew they were perfect.
The parcel finally took off yesterday. And I think I’ve passed my rite of passage.
Oh, one more thing… The cardigan isn’t travelling alone!
But more on that tomorrow…