I knitted this on the vintage (1967) Knitmaster 302 using yarn that had previously been knitted and unpicked. The brown was made up of three very fine strands, the cream two thicker strands and the yellow one even thicker strand. Each colour ended up more or less the thickness of 4ply which I knitted at T6. Because it had been knitted before and I hadn’t tried to straighten it, which maybe I should have, it was quite crinkly and the machine didn’t always pick up all the strands in the needle hooks. This is most noticeable in the ribbing where there are little loops sticking out in places but to be honest you can’t even see them in the photo so they can’t be that noticeable, can they?
The other place where there are mistakes is in the fair isle. In a few places one strand of the brown has knitted in with the cream or yellow for a couple of stitches at a time but again, you wouldn’t notice unless you were looking closely at the pattern. If someone was examining the pattern that closely when I was wearing the jumper I think I’d have more to worry about than whether or not they noticed the mistakes!
I was surprised when I joined the side seams as the pattern matched up perfectly – I bet I couldn’t do that again.
You can see in that photo where the brown has knitted in with the yellow in a few places. You can also see at the right hand side of the cream section a column of stitches that hasn’t knitted properly. This happened in the same place on both the front and the back which makes me think there’s a dodgy needle although it only went wrong in the cream section, if it was a dodgy needle I would have expected it to have mis-knitted for the full length. Anyway, I’m not too concerned about that mistake, it’s another one that if you didn’t know about it you probably wouldn’t notice it.
I don’t know much about the yarn, I think the yellow might be a wool/nylon mix, the cream a cotton mix and the brown an acrylic mix so who knows what it will look like after it’s been washed a few times.
Talk to you later,