By coincidence, my two most recently completed sweaters are blue. One was started about a year and a half earlier than the other.
The pattern: Top-down raglan recipe from Barbara Walker’s Knitting from the Top
The yarn: Fiddlesticks Knitting Enticing, 70% Merino, 10% silk, 20% angora
This latest spinning is a departure from my usual, hand-combed 100% wool. I’ve been experimenting with adding other natural fibers like mohair and alpaca to wool. Mohair can add sheen and strength to your yarn. Alpaca can add softness and warmth. Not to mention that these fibers come in wide variety of fantastic natural colors. Just think of the possibilities!
Shortly after my last post, I ripped out the knitting for the neck band and started over. I forgot to slip the first stitch of every row. This is critical because there are no picked up stitches for the open fronts of the cardigan and will look like utter crap if the stitches aren’t slipped.
Now that two sweaters are finished, washed, and blocked (pics to come soon), I can start another – Raiun by Kirsten Johnstone.