Sunday, October 14, 2007

Fun with fair-isle

Super-bulky yarn is hard on the hands, but makes for a fairly painless introduction to stranded colour knitting. I just have to remember not to pull on the stitches - looser is definitely better for both slip-stitch and stranded colour work.

I'm not a big fan of bulky or super-bulky yarns for garments, but I have to admit that the bulky Lopi is excellent; I chose Lopi for this project based on this review and am quite happy with the results so far.

C's uncle has a vest made in with what I think is pencil roving with some peerie bands and snowflake motifs: it was made over 15 years ago, and is now falling apart. As far as I can tell, it was knit in one piece from the bottom up, which seems like an efficient approach for this style. The only drawback is having to manage 6 balls of yarn intarsia-style.

1 comment:

CarterKnits said...

That looks fantastic! :)