OK - I'm attempting one of my New Years Resolutions and am facing my knitting fears, three of them at once. 4ply wool on small needles, colour work and, and, the DREADED circular needles too.
My wonderful knitty chum Katie of My Vintage Dresser has helped ease me through the pain by offering me advice with reading the pattern and recommending me the pattern and yarn.
So, what am I trying to knit - well it is a darling modern "vintage style" pattern from Debbie Bliss. A beautiful natural coloured short sleeved sweater with a Fairisle yoke, shown in the centre here.
This is a bargain bundle of patterns, just over £5 for some real beauties, and in my eyes this is the pick of the bunch. The patterns are available at Hejhog, here.
The yarn suggested, Debbie Bliss Rialto 4ply (also available at Hejhog at a very reasonable price), is just a dream to work with. Soft on the hands and springy, and is making even the acres of K1, P1 rib a pleasure (well not quite but I'm not screaming at it like I usually do).
So far I have knit 3.5 inches of the back ribbing and am yet to start the colourwork, so stay tuned for the inevitable mistakes and stresses to come.
If I can pull this one off I'll be properly impressed with myself.
Wish me luck!