Tuesday, May 11, 2010

dear basement

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!


Bloo said...

Wow - that looks fabulous! Love the dynamic colour combo... the blue really "pops" against the black.

carolknits said...

Beautiful combo. Looks very warm too!

Carol E. said...


Christine from Maryland said...

Vibrant colors, what a treat for the eyes!

MargoLynn said...

That's amazing work. I'm sure some child will be delighted to have it.

inge said...

Thank you, ladies! It was truly a fun sweater to work on. I will make it again with another Noro yarn as Silk Garden Bulky has been discontinued and write out exactly what i did and try to write out a couple of other sizes as well. i will then post it for the entire a4A community.

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