Wondering around the Internet to give my hand a rest from this morning's knitting, I came across a really simple but effective aid for planning Fair Isle designs
I'm enjoying knitting so much that - along with my preference for natural worsted and chunky yarn - has got me thinking about spinning.
I've just finished my first experience of raglan decreases on a sweater and I'm hooked.
Imagine you were going to have to create the sweater to end all sweaters. A real guys' sweater, in a really big (super) bulky/chunky yarn, meeting the following criteria:
- 100% natural fibre, preferably wool;
- Tension of 2 or 3 stitches to inch;
- Reasonably felt-free;
- Earthy or dyed colours;
From the above, it's obviously going to be a heavy garment, that's part of the concept.
British readers (and people who don't mind shipping their yarn around the world) could be interested in New Lanark yarns made in an historic mill in Scotland (see: www.newlanarkshop.co.uk/shop.php?view=page&page=43 [link opens in a new window]).