>The black v neck jumper is finally finished:
I decided to try and make something with all this 3ply:
Obviously there isn’t enough of any one colour to make a complete sweater and I don’t really want to make another stripey one so I thought I might do some fair isle. I was thinking of one of those really old fashioned fair isle sweaters with loads of different colours. So I had a look through the Knitmaster Punchcard Pattern books and came up with this one:
I made a tension swatch by just putting in the punchcard and knitting a few rows using each of the colours. My theory being that the stitch and row counts that I got would take into account the differences between all the individual yarns I’m using. It might work – it might not, I’ll soon find out.
Anyway, this is the swatch:
I had to go through the punchcard and work out which rows to change the colours on and write it all down. The good thing about using the Knit Radar is that I don’t have to count the rows which makes it easier for me as I’ll have to re-set the counter to zero every time I’ve gone right through the punchcard so that I don’t lose track of when to change colours.
Anyway, when it’s finished it will either be something that looks like a piece of expensive designer knitwear or (more likely) another gardening sweater.
I will keep you updated on my progress.
Talk to you later,