Without going into the long explanation, the knitting wools I just received for my new project are not what the pattern calls for. Jamieson Spindrift was sent instead of Jamieson DK. The difference is that the DK is a 3 ply and the Sprindrift is a 2 ply which knits up as a 4 ply. But, this won't effect the garment ( or so I hope) as it's all the same Shetland wool.
I am trying my best to find a pattern for a plain sock using 4-ply Knit Picks Stroll Tweed. I really like the way the stitches look when I use circular needles US 1, 2.5mm. For the life of me, and I have been trying all summer, I can't find a pattern that fits me. I'm getting 10 stitches/in in plain stockinette, with 13 rows/in.
This pullover was knit in the traditional method of knitting the body in the round, re-inforcing the armholes, and then cutting them in. The sleeves were also knit circularly and then sewn to the cut armholes. The yarn is four colors of Knit Picks "Palette" fingering weight 100% wool knit on US#4 needles. I am posting this to show Jesse and others my technique for easy re-inforcing and cutting.
Its been quite a while since I posted, so I thought I'd finally write again. Last time I wrote I was struggling to figure out what I call 'open work' but I guess it is technically lace. I figured it out - thanks to some nice help from the guys here - and went to make a pair of armlets/sleeves that I wanted to complete a costume. I'll post pics later if anyone cares to see them.
A man who knits (me) had his 15 minutes of fame. I wrote a story that won 1st runner-up in the "Write a Dear Reader Contest." Since then the trail has spread to Ravelry and one of my new friends there has indicated that he was going to spread the word here. If any of you want to read the story I wrote you can find it on the September 11th issue of DearReader.com.
The link is:
The Brae Waistcoat
I designed this sweater so that the fair isle would provide a nice outline to the yoke, neck and sleeve ends. The yarn is KnitPicks fingering wool "Palette" knit on US # 4 needles. The main color is "thicket", the darker blue is "delta" and the lighter blue is "bluebell".
I can't locate Addi Turbo needles in NZ. I have a complete set of all sizes and lengths from the US. But, they all have the stiff cable. I see that the Clicks have a soft cable. Are the new Addi turbos sold with the soft or stiff cable? The internet sites which sell them don't say. I appreciate any help.
This sweater is Nature Spun 100% wool, worsted weight, color: "Winter Blue". The torso is blocks that are 3 sts wide and 6 rows tall, the yoke is K3, P3. The sizing is roomy and comfortable....to be worn over a turtleneck or flannel shirt, with jeans for outdoor activities in the fall and winter.....Warm, comfy week-end wear!