An account of the craftwork I get up to, tatting, spinning, knitting, sewing, whatever
Monday, July 20, 2015
I think I found the source of the guidelines for the cardigan competition, or something very like it. My cousin has a book called 'The Family Knitting Book' by James Norbury. It's full of cardigans with collars and set-in sleeves, knitted in fine yarn! The date of the book? 1972. Right. No wonder I can't find anything in modern collections. I copied two patterns from the book.
I was less successful in finding a source of yarn. I know there are big yarn shops in the city, with wide selections to choose from, but I couldn't find them. I was sent from here to there, mostly to fabric shops with a few balls of acrylic in a dark corner. I did manage to find a full packet of 4-ply sock yarn in a small specialist wool shop, 80% wool and 20% nylon.
So I have a pattern and some good quality 4-ply yarn, I'm all set.