Started: June 10th 2010
Finished: August 15th 2010
Pattern: Turin by Martin Storey for Jaeger
Made for: Me
Yarn: JC Rennie Supersoft Lambswool 4-ply on cone; colour = Porcelain
Needles: 2.25mm & 3mm
I started knitting this back in May in the size 36 but once I’d done the back and fronts and sewn the shoulders together I could tell it was going to be a bit too small and rather too short for my taste. So since I had plenty of wool I just started again knitting the size 38. I have lengthened the body quite a bit so we’ll see how it goes.
1 August 2010
Progress on this has been slow and I am losing stitches all over the place but somehow can’t ever see quite where. The only way I can deal with this is counting the number of stitches every single row which is more than a little tedious. But I’ve set a goal of finishing by the end of August and I’ve only got one sleeve to knit so I know that is achievable.
15 August 2010
Finished, fits well, just undergoing its post-construction wash to remove the ‘greasy’ finish from the wool. Barring any unforeseen accidents with the wash, this is a successful project and although I won’t get much wear out of it this year, it will be ready and waiting for next spring and that’s always a nice position to be in.
I still have 400g remaining of the 900g cone of yarn. So 500g gave me a completed cardigan, plus the back and two fronts of the trial run which was too small. The 400g will sit in my stash to be used when the mood strikes me and I have more of these yarns to mix and match.
I have marked this pattern with a ‘medium’ difficulty rating only because I went wrong quite often with the lace panels, particularly on the first sleeve. I remain unsure why. In all ways this was a superbly well-written pattern and I am inspired to knit more items from this booklet in the future. A big thank-you to Martin Storey.
I will rate the yarn once I have viewed the fully-washed and dried finished object. It was certainly nice to work with.
31 August 2010
Finally taken and uploaded photos of me wearing the finished cardigan. Really like this. Wool is great. The cardigan grew just a tiny bit on its initial washing and ironing and I could possibly have got away with knitting one size smaller, but I still like how this size fits. Really, really pleased with this finished object.
5th July 2019
This is one of my all-time favourite cardigans and I am still wearing it regularly nine years down the line. All the stars, plus hugs and kisses to Martin Storey and to JC Rennie. Brilliant pattern, brilliant wool.
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