Can there be too many Ribbi Cardis?
Posted by Amber on April 23, 2007
I spent most of the weekend knitting (Picovoli – it’s divided into such great chunks. You can sit there and think “Well, I’ll just finish the yoke. It’s only 33 rows! Okay, I’ll do the bust too, that’s only 40 rows. Well, why not finish the waist decreases since I’m at it – only 27 rows. And then how can I not do the straight part of the waist? That’s just 13 rows. Heck, why not do the hip increases – only 18 rows.” My elbow cramped before I finished the last 10 rows and picot hem. So the body will probably be done tonight. Other scary things – the amount of cleaning I got done this weekend. Was there a time warp or soemthing?) But when I wasn’t knitting, there was some stash assessment (I’m considering thinning the herd before MDS&W). I’ve been wondering for a while what to do with…
Cotton Ease. Original recipe.
I have two balls of purple – the oldest yarn in my stash! (Well, oldest yarn I bought. Inherited yarn from grandma doesn’t count). And four (five?) balls in black. While browsing the internet this late last week, I saw a Ribbi Cardi done with 6 balls of Cotton Ease. I love my Shelridge Ribbi to death, so would a second one be so bad? (This was going to be a Tricot until I noticed the Tricot gauge – 4 st/inch! I can’t get 4 st/inch with Cotton Ease!)
What about a third one?
I have four more balls of blue (I admit it, I bought out a Ben Franklin Crafts Cotton Ease stock one day) left over from my Sitcom Chic. Blue body + white sleeves (or white and light blue stripes). My mom likes my Ribbi, and she liked the color of my Sitcom Chic. (And she is making me a quilt, and has unwittingly agreed to making me a couple of skirts… I’m phasing her into handknits, as long as she promises to wear them. So far she has a sweater, a hat, and a crocheted scarf.)
I wonder if I’d be all Ribbied out by the time I got around to #3. That’s a lot of Ribbi. I wouldn’t do them in a row, but still. So a question for my readers (I’m up to 9 on bloglines! And I know there are others!)–
How many times have you made the same pattern (which pattern?), and how did that go for you?