Friday, January 24, 2014

Knit Faster!!!

I swear, I can't knit fast enough.

I received skeins of Rowan Pure Wool Worsted from Linda Pratt of Westminster Fibers, (the distributor of Rowan yarns) to use in one of my designs.  I am really excited about this because I've always loved Rowan yarns and their classic designs.  I even got to pick the color that I wanted:

This color is going to look great on me.
When the box arrived, I laid the yarn out on the dining room table and rubbed it.  And smelled it.  I might have whispered something to it, too.  That cannot be confirmed.  Or denied.

I swatched.  Because good girls swatch:

5 sts and 6.5 rows per inch with US 8 needles.

Then I got to work on the sweater:

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This is the cuff of a sleeve, and it is about 5" tall because I want a little drama.  I like this stitch because it looks like a cable but it isn't; the cabled look is created with decreases.  I love the fabric, and often can't wait to work on it more because I NEED to see it finished.  I'll be posting progress pictures, so make sure to stay tuned to see the final sweater.


Sheila said...

That sleeve cuff is scrumptious. ... can I apply that word to a knitted item. Love the color, is it a pumpkin color or a roasted orange or rust.

Nik said...

"Scrumptious" is a perfect word LOL. It's a warm rust color.

Sprinkles said...

Does that mean that only bad girls don't swatch??!!