It has the fanciest rib that I've ever attempted
It has a picot edging that is pretty but very time consuming.....
... and has introduced me to knitting with a circular needle
I am using a 4ply cotton yarn in pale green and hoping that it will end up looking something like this:
A gift for my daughter, who last had a homemade sweater when she about 12 years old!
I only took up my knitting needles again three years ago, when grandchildren started to appear. Little clothes are really satisfying to make because you get such quick results. This adult-sized cardigan has been quite challenging for me but I hope it will be ready to take up to my daughter next week. If it is a disaster I will unpick it and all three grandchildren will be wearing pale green this summer!
*****************Post-script This post disappeared for a while during Blogger's technical problems. While the main body has been restored the comments have been lost. Fortunately, I still have been able to copy this comment and its marvellous link from my email account. Thank you, D, I have already spent too much time looking at those 19th century books!
60 going on 16 has left a new comment on your post "What's on my needles":
I'm sure it will be perfect and much loved, M.
In the meantime, you (and all those other knitters out there) might be interested in these wonderful 19th century knitting books and patterns, available to download free of charge from Southampton University's website. They form part of the Richard Rutt Collection at Winchester School of Art Library. A little gem of a discovery, courtesy of Twitter!