Allover Design

ronhuber's picture

I have started a new sweater with a Faroese allover design that I found in Sheila McGregor's "Scandinavian Knitting". I like the squareness of the design as it has both horizontal and vertical aspects. I am using Jamieson and Smith Shetland wool and 3.5mm needles. I am getting 7 stitches to the inch. I usually use 3.00mm needles for Fair Isle but just finished a vest (will post it when blocked) using 4.00 mm needles and rather like the drape of the material. This is a halfway experiment to see which of the three I prefer.

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daveballarat's picture

I love your work. I hope one

I love your work. I hope one day to get to do something like this. the problem is ... there is so much talent out there that you get highjacked by inspiration... I think I have the evenness of stitch to do this ... but I have so much wool and so many projects lined up, I will get to do it eventually.
So for now, just thanks for the idea and the inspiration.
Dave
Istanbul, Turkey

ronhuber's picture

All knitting is just one

All knitting is just one stitch at a time. I remember reading a blog once where the blogger talked about a store that just catered to basic knitters and I thought that all knitting was basic. I mean, really it is just needles and yarn. I am going to Turkey in July and hope to see the wonderful yarn market.

chipsir's picture

I like this sweater, looking

I like this sweater, looking forward to the finished item. Oh yes the Knitters Frolic is on April 25th and 26th. Vendors are on Saturday only andClasses only on Sunday.

ronhuber's picture

Thanks for the info.

Thanks for the info.

albert's picture

I love the unity of an

I love the unity of an allover design, and as I have mentioned before, I think that using only two colors enhances this effect. This is a very appealing motif- on my monitor the red is reading heathered; there is a feeling of softness and depth. I look forward to seeing the finished sweater.