A good friend of mine who was one of my amazing sample knitters, asked me to create a pattern for her based on a sweater she saw on a television show. I cannot recall the name of the show, something about housewives, but not one of the reality ones…. Anyways.
She picked out the stitch pattern, Chalice Lace and made me a swatch and I designer her the sweater, created the pattern and gave it to her. I wonder where that sweater is . . .
A became infatuated with the stitch pattern and played around with it. This was also around the time of the call for submissions of the very first Jane Austin Knits. I had the idea to make a pair of fingerless mitts with this design. I devised a thumb gusset and planned to make the thumb on the side so they would not be left handed or right handed.
I have never had good luck sending submissions into Interweave, so I chickened out and stashed the project away along with a really good set of rosewood double point needles I see now.
Pictured here is the easy open seam mitt and not the new thumb gusset. That is one of my issues with designing, I like to figure out how to put a design together and once I do that I do not need to go any further, so it sit lingers.
I look forward to your comments,