May 14, 2009

My friend wanted me to keep her company on a quick trip, one that would have us in a plane and car for most of the 36 hours we would be gone. I knew I would have to take an easy knit but didn't have one on the needles. With zero time to look through pattern books, I had to wing it. This will hopefully one day become a sweater set. I CO 140 in the round and k2 p2 rib for 1 1/2 inches, then an eyelet border before oceans of stockinette. I'm doing a bit of waist shaping and will follow a pattern when I come up to the armhole and neck shaping.

The yarn is Rowan Yorkshire Tweed 4 Ply in Dessicated. I bought piles of this lovely yarn on sale in several colors at my lys and at Jannette's when Rowan discontinued it some time ago. I love the bitty pieces of tweed in it. Dessicated has blended shades of whites and grays tweeded together, it's very subtle and beautiful.

I've used this yarn before in Barley for one of my favorite sweaters, Joy by Kim Hargreaves shown here and here and it's Raveled here.

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  1. How did I miss Joy? That looks fantastic on you ~ as all your knitting does!

    I consider myself fairly well read so was shocked to see how few books I've read on your list. Have you read So Big by Edna Ferber. That's a good read too and one you might want to check out.


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