Started: March 6th 2011
Finished: April 30th 2011
Pattern: Combination of several; some inspiration from Distel by Annette Danielsen
Made for: Me
Yarn: JC Rennie Supersoft Lambswool 2/11.3nm; 1 900g cone (partial); colour = Couture
The Natural Dye Studio Dazzle HT Sock; 100g skein (partial); colour = Merryweather
Needles: 3.00mm & 2.5mm
13 March 2011
This is a bit of a monster mash jumper, with elements from Annette Danielsen’s Distel jumper and the Tranquility twinset from an old Jaeger Handknits book JM03 grafted onto a basic jumper pattern, Genoa, from the Jaeger Handknits JB16 because I know Martin Storey’s patterns from this book fit me nicely.
So I have used some of the Dazzle Sock yarn for the multi- coloured rib section. The main body is in my usual J C Rennie Supersoft wool and I am doing what I would call a seed stitch (not the American seed stitch which is what we British call moss stitch, but a 12-row repeat of stocking stitch were on the third and 6th rows, every 6th stitch is a purl so giving a slight texture to the finished fabic).
I think I will knit this as a round-neck sweater and, if my calculations are correct, I should have plenty of the Dazzle yarn left to make a separate collar or cowl for the cold weather to match the rib.
6 June 2011
Finished this a month ago but only just took pictures. This probably won’t get worn until autumn as it’s quite warm, although fine and lightweight.
I like it, but I’m not entirely happy with the shoulders. I knit quite a large size which fits well across my middle, but is too big on the bust and shoulder. I need to take this into account when making sweaters in the future.
The yarns were a joy to work with. Had some staining of my fingers using the Dazzle HT but I love the look of it so it wasn’t hard to put up with the dye leaking a little.
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