An account of the craftwork I get up to, tatting, spinning, knitting, sewing, whatever
Tuesday, July 1, 2014
I'm knitting myself a top from a pattern in a magazine called Sandra. It's taking longer than I intended, for this reason and that, but I do hope to be able to wear it this winter. First I spun enough wool, I hope, and dyed it.
I rolled the wool into balls and then knitted some swatches.
The bottom swatch is knitted with a 4 mm needle, and follows the pattern. I liked the diamond pattern, but I felt that the other one was too complicated, especially for a multicoloured yarn. So I simplified it for the second swatch. I also used a 4.5 mm needle. I liked the simpler lace panel, but the needle was too big for the yarn thickness. So I started knitting with a 4 mm needle and the simpler stitch version.