2/3 done on the latest project

since i got pretty comfortable with stranding 2 colors, i figured i had to now tackle a 3 color project. here is where i'm at so far.

Once again, this is an attempt to replicate a traditional Sarakatsan women's legging. The colors are a great match, certainly ones i can live with. they used really tightly spun single ply. i am using some commercial, fairly inexpensive worsted weight which i crudely respun/overspun in an attempt to get closer to their tightly sppun yarn.

using #1 needles, the loop height works out perfectly. however, either because i knit really tight, and/or because the yarn ends up not being a perfect match in the diamters, mine ends up being 12.5 stitches per inch whereas the original is 11/inch. Oh well, without spinning my own yarn, or getting different materials, or knitting looser, i guess it is what it is.

thanks for letting me share!

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Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Very lovely colorwork and great knitting. Keep up the great work.

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Sara Katsan's picture

thanks. i feel like i'm going blind doing this though !

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

You are so welcome. And I feel for you about the blindness...I knit a bowtie in fine yarn on very tiny needles and could only work on small sections at a time because of the eye strain. Turned out very nice but I was so happy to get it finished.

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CLABBERS's picture

You definitely have a passion for detail. Beautiful work. How do you keep all those color strands from getting all tangled?

bobinthebul's picture

Looks beautiful of course. :) I can't wait to see the finished product! I've had so little time for knitting lately...

twistknit's picture

That is very impressive!