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Sunday, July 16, 2017

Cables, Seeds, and a Sweater

A big thank you to all who have commented on the post I did yesterday. I love reading your thoughts :) 

Anna asked if I would post more info on the sweater I'm knitting. She said that she is looking for a new project to keep her hands busy while watching television. Since she asked, I thought that more might be wondering as well, so here's all the info:

The sweater is actually featured on the cover of the Rowan Magazine Number 46.


A number of things caught my eye. First of all, the cable around the hem of the tunic. 


You may remember the sweater I did a few years ago, I'm a nut for cables!!! 


I also loved the simplicity of the pattern. I think that the stitch throughout the tunic is a seed stitch. I always have to look up the names of stitches. Anyway, it's a very simple to do stitch and perfect for an easy knitting project that will also travel well. 
As you can see below, the design is by Martin Storey and it's called Halifax.   


And last but not least, I had the yarn. 



Lorna's Laces is based in Chicago. The owner is so very gracious about opening her warehouse and hosting an ends shopping day. She will usually do a wonderful presentation on her process of hand dying her yarns. Be warned though if you do attend one of her sales, it's quite tempting to walk out with bundles! 

I was actually fortunate enough to be able to purchase an entire bag of the yarn I'm using for the sweater. Below is all of the yarn info. The Rowan yarn that was used for the sweater is Cocoon. It's also a bulky yarn and has the same stitch per inch as the Lorna's Laces Sheperd Bulky. You can find other colors of the Lorna's Laces Sheperd Bulky HERE at Love Knitting. 


What attracted me to the yarn was the color combination and especially the addition of the teal blue. It's my favorite color :)


I wasn't sure how the color combination would knit up, but I'm quite happy with how it is turning out. I'm especially excited about getting to the point that I can add the neckline. I think it will come together quite nicely.



I'll keep you posted with my progress. 
Happy Knitting!
Rhonda



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8 comments:

  1. I'm also a nut for cables. That's a beautiful sweater!

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  2. I like Rowan patterns but I'm not so enamoured of their yarn. The yarn you have looks beautiful - the colours are so pretty. I'm sure it will look fabulous when it's finished.

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    1. I'm curious to know what you don't like about their yarn. I wasn't happy with the yarn that was sent as a subscription gift, but it was the first time that I was not happy.

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  3. I took immediate notice of this on IG, but had to comment here because I love how your sweater is turning out so far! Seed stitch is one of my favorites--the texture of it is superb and interesting, and could look good in any number of colors. Your sweater shows how nice it can look in variegated colors, too! I intend to knit at least one sweater with that stitch, if not more! =) I had no idea LL was based in Chicago, and am envious that you've gotten to drop in at their HQ. (My wallet, however, is NOT so envious, hehe!) Your knitting looks gorgeous so far, and I hope you will keep sharing progress--I'm eager to see the whole sweater!

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    1. Thanks for the note! I will be sharing my progress 😊

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