It’s Here!

Dare I hope that Summer has finally arrived?

I hope we’ve seen the last of the dull, gloomy, damp weather for a while.

Edited: once again the wonderful WordPress app published this to the wrong blog. Never mind, it can stay here now, I can’t be bothered to move it.

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Light Blue 4ply

I have a cone of Marriner 4ply in light blue that I am itching to knit with but I don’t know what to make. I was going to knit a jumper in fisherman’s rib on the Orion doublebed machine but I’ve changed my mind (that’s not like me at all, is it?). Then I thought I might make a plain, short sleeved top but decided against it. Then I thought something in lace or tuck lace but changed my mind. Then I thought maybe a cardi or a long waistcoat or something………. I don’t know. I think I’ll have to get my magazines out and have a look through them for some inspiration.

Even if I could get to my magazines and come up with something I still wouldn’t be able to knit anything due to the state of the back bedroom where I do my knitting:

We are decorating the front room and of course the stuff from that room has to go somewhere, the most convenient place being the back bedroom – my knitting room!

Anyway, hopefully in a couple of weeks it will be back to normal and I can get on with knitting up my light blue 4ply. That’s if I’ve decided what to make by then.

Talk to you later,


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Sorry if you saw a strange post appear here briefly a few minutes ago, it wasn’t meant for this blog but the ‘wonderful’ wordpress app decided to publish it here instead of where it was meant to go. I deleted it as soon as I realised what had happened.

Talk to you later,


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Stripes And Tuck Stitch

I saw a jumper on a website, I think it could have been Bon Prix. It was striped and it appeared to be knitted with a fancy stitch pattern. I looked closely at it and came to the conclusion that maybe it wasn’t a stitch pattern but some kind of uneven yarn. Here is a cropped section of the photo, what do you think?

Anyway, this put the idea into my head to knit a striped jumper with a ‘fancy’ stitch pattern. My thought was to do it in tuck stitch using the plain side as the right side so I tried card 3 from the basic Silver Reed set.

I used Marriner 4ply and knitted the swatch at T10. When I knitted the swatch I knitted 30 rows in navy and 30 rows in white which meant The colour change was in the middle of a pattern repeat. However, when I knitted the actual jumper I did 32 rows of each colour (4 pattern repeats) which is what gives the stripes the wavy appearance. I didn’t realise this was going to happen so it came out looking better than I had expected. In the swatch the stripes were straight, not wavy.

The seams were a bit of a nightmare to sew up because of the tuck stitches but I got there eventually.

Apparently stripes are in this Spring so for once I’m ‘trendy’. (Do people still say “trendy” or am I showing my age now?)

Talk to you later,


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