Thursday, 30 December 2010
A finished knit - the three hour (12 hours with lots of breaks in between) sweater.
I have finally finished the three-hour sweater. It isn't quite the disaster I had expected though it isn't great either. In the tradition of a bad workman blaming their tools I have to say I REALLY don't like this yarn. It is a worsted weight (i.e. pretty thick) but it is 85% acrylic and 15% wool which means it is very lightweight. I am learning to really dislike acrylic, the texture is all wrong, it has no weight or flow to it and I think it looks cheap.
I can see it being useful for childrens clothes, being easily washable without all that hand washing and reshaping when damp malarkey, it is also cheap and available in a wide range of lurid colours. I just don't like to knit with it or wear it.
As such I didn't bother with the crochet round the neck, this will just be a basic work jumper. I think it will look good with my gorgeous pale aqua Heyday! trousers - when I lose the weight to fit back into them *eats another Christmas chocolate*
The pattern was simple to follow and this is easily big enough for me, I knit it on 10mm needles as per the pattern and it easily fits a 38 inch bust. I'd say it is quite a good beginner pattern but knitting on such big needles don't 'alf make your hands hurt.
My original blog post with links to the free pattern can be found here.