Sweet and slow

It's a wonder I make any progress at all:
1. The gauge is incredible! With 3 mm needles I knit 37 stitches per 10 cm (ca 9.5 stitches per inch) compared to 22-25 when I knit continental. It's supposed to be this tight, though, or the deep-relief effect will be lost.
2. It's sloooooooow... I knit contintental at least three times quicker! This is meant to become a raglan sweater, so maybe it will be finished by the time I retire. I want to learn how to knit in my sleep.


very beautiful and soft looking!

QueerJoe's picture

Finer gauge creates such a nice knitted fabric that I think it's worth the sometimes slow progress.

Yours is certainly looking well worth the effort.

BuduR's picture

this is so gorgeous. It looks absolutely yummy feeling.
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albert's picture

It does have a buttery soft look to it. I can't conceive knitting at that gauge- you must be amazingly patient!

purlyman's picture

I think it's beautiful. I like the finer things... although it is very painstaking. It does look so nice though. What is this current project?


ronhuber's picture

Asplund, you are the one that inspired me through your work and lovely pictures to work with finer wool. I had done a lot of Fair Isle but not just plain knitting. I have since then make two sweaters with 3mm needles and they are beautiful and so satisfying. For one thing they fit and drape so much better than bulkier wool. Your new project is just as gorgeous. And if it takes a lot of time so much the better. It will keep you out of trouble. AND another beautiful border at the neck. When are you going to tell us about that?

Asplund's picture

Thank you so much! I'm happy beyond words I've inspired you, although I can't quite believe it - I hardly knew any other knitters except my grandmother and an aunt until a few years ago.
Now I'm going to try to describe how I knitted the border "chain" pattern. Fasten your seat belts, I bet this will be a challenge both to write and to read:
a) The chain consists of two rows.
b) Both rows are 1k, 1p
c) The second row is k on p and p on k
d) For both rows: one strand is kept in front of the work and is used for all purl stitches; the other one is kept behind and used for all knit stitches.


yes...he is inspiring to me too

Asplund's picture

Thanks for your kind comments, everyone!