Tuesday, 3 January 2012
There are similarities between this pattern and the Bayberry Wrap, both are designed from the middle outwards. In this case I knitted the top on straight needles rather than circs because I didn't have a big enough circular and I'm trying to stop keep buying needles. So it was knitted straight and seamed along one diagonal. The photo doesn't really do it justice, it looks a bit uneven in places but really isn't, just isn't designed to be hung on a hanger and gingerly balanced on a sash window for the purposes of photography. It flatters the figure well, the diagonal increases creating a slight flare at the hips and shoulders.
By pure chance the yarn I chose happened to be the one recommended. I tend to have list on my person of "x000m 4 ply, x000m DK", often without a note of what the pattern actually is. So when I found myself in my local wool shop fingering the gorgeous new SMC Select Alpaca/Wool 4 ply, I had no idea that this was what I was going to knit with it, or that this was the very yarn used in the pattern. But it has worked very well. As my Other Half said last week when he saw me knitting and enquired what it was, "Well, you can never have too many sweaters, can you?" I think he was making some kind of point, not quite sure what...