An account of the craftwork I get up to, tatting, spinning, knitting, sewing, whatever
Friday, September 2, 2016
A New Project
Now that I've finished my cushion, I need another project to do alongside my exploration of Teiko Fujito. I'm going to knit my husband a pullover for his birthday in November. I'll have to rattle along to spin the wool as well as knit it, but two and a half months should be long enough. The first step was to choose a pattern that Jack approves of - I don't want to spend months on a garment that he's not going to wear! I have the nod for this pattern, which, funnily enough, is in the same magazine as my cardigan pattern, Knit-today, April 2012. I used wool from my stash to knit some swatches to give me an idea of how thick to spin the wool. I did contemplate spinning a yarn with three plies, but really, for such a big project I think it makes more sense to spin two slightly thicker plies. I've filled one bobbin, so that's a start. I know I run the risk of having wool fibres caught inbetween my double stitches, but I'll do my best to keep the two project separate!