July 15, 2007
Cabin Fever Fever
Have you seen the new Cabin Fever book, Button Up Your Top Down? The sisters at Cabin Fever advocate no-sew, top-down, in-the-round knitting and have written a wonderful book for women's cardigans based on this philosophy. The book begins with two generic patterns -- one in D.K and the other in Aran -- which allow you to mix and match different necklines, body lengths, and sleeve styles. Basic, customizable, and rich with possibilities. The remaining patterns in the book are designs created by the Cabin Fever team based on these generic patterns.
I'm curious, oh so curious, to try one of these patterns. Now that Josephine is finished -- pictures and details to follow shortly -- I've casted on an Aran weight, crew neck, hip length, 3/4 sleeve variation, perhaps with a touch of deep ribbing. Looking a bit like a big blob I must say, but I'm quickly approaching the infamous body-sleeve divide where the big blob should begin to resemble a sweater.
The book looks very interesting - and I can't wait to see Josephine - I plan on dragging mine out today and working on it - it's been too long.
Posted by: chris | Jul 16, 2007 3:39:10 AM
Posted by: Georgia | Jul 16, 2007 5:40:13 AM
I love top-down! And I have 3 other top-down books, but I will still be tempted to buy that one if I see it somewhere. Others need yarn diets, I need a knitting book diet.
Posted by: becky c. | Jul 16, 2007 7:58:41 AM
I love top-down knitting. It is definitely my preferred way - I see a raglan, it's top down! I am knitting a cardigan this way right now, based on Rowena in Knit 2 Together, except I am going to attempt, ahem, steeking because it's faster and better for my knitting tension to knit in the round rather than flat. I wonder if this book includes any cardigan knit that way? Hm....
Posted by: Aura | Jul 16, 2007 1:05:38 PM
This has nothing to do with this post, but I just thought I would let you know that I finished my first Sidewinder and it came out beautifully! Pictures here: http://acoknits.blogspot.com/2007/07/sexy-socks.html
It's for my mom and it fits her really well and she loves it (it's also the first wearable thing that I've made her, so that could be it too). Thanks so much for the pattern, and I can't wait to cast on for the 2nd one!
Posted by: Allison | Jul 16, 2007 5:25:56 PM
A book like that sounds too good to be true, thanks for letting us know!
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