My experts (those that did not flunk algebra) tell me I’ll have at this rate 427.825 yards of DK-ish yarn from my polworth/alpaca/angora blend. So I was flippin’ through the library last night to see what I could do with it. Scarf of course but knitting hubby keeps me in extra good supply of handknit scarfs, some sort of shoulder shawl, cushy socks, hat and mitten set. A trip to fantasy island saw the yarn as knit up beautifully into a sweater if I only had 3 X as much. And if it was bulky. Take a look at this beauty!
That’s the Moss Stitch Jacket by Sarah Dallas in the Scottish Inspirations book. Someone (Kim, Nancy, Jessica, Knitting Hubby) said that as soon as I completed my tweed sweater I was going to turn into a bonafide sweater junky. Something like how pot addiction leads to heroin, sock addiction leads to sweater. mmm yup, it’s possible.
This sweater has all the elements I like. Would fall right to my hip without binding my @$$, no buttons so no button band (I’d have GB make me a closure), bit of an open collar, raglan sleeves, 3 stitches to the inch. Whoa boy, you got me at the 3 stitches to the inch. Now to pick out some bulky!!
Donegal Chunky Tweed
RYC Soft Tweed