Tuesday, May 11, 2010
please do send this to Afghanistan.This is an updated version of the sweater i made in 2006 and posted on my blog in 2007. The yoke is made from Noro Silk Garden Bulky, which is 45% silk, 45% mohair, 10% wool. Clara Parkes in her book The Knitter's Book of Yarn writes this about silk, "A warm fiber, silk has similar hygroscopic properties to wool. it can absorb and release moisture and feel warm against the skin, even when wet."
I have included a few patterning rows in the yoke with the main colour: Knit Picks Wool o/t Andes Bulky to increase warmth in that area. I could not, however, come up with a pattern that neatly fit in 135 stitches; which is divisible by 3 and 5, but an uneven number of times.
Suggestions for the future welcome!