Grey skies and grey skeins
11 June 2007
It’s been a wet long weekend in Sydney – perfect weather for finishing off a knitting project. I have a real thing about grey this winter. I’ve realised it’s actually more versatile and flattering than black, which used to be my goes-with-everything colour.
I was stoked to find this pattern in (of all places) K-Mart* but not liking the Cleckheaton wool, I converted the pattern to fit some nicer wool I had stashed.
Harmony 100% wool from Naturally Yarns. Soft but not fluffy 10-ply underspun.
It’s knitted in one big piece: start at the right cuff, go up the right arm, splitting for the neck and front flaps; then back down the left arm. Sew up the side and sleeve seams and you’re done.
The hardest part was choosing the buttons:
These were the winners:
I’m pleased with how it turned out; and especially pleased to have finished it at the beginning of winter rather than (as usually happens) having it half finished by the end of winter and abandoning it.
*for those overseas readers, K-Mart in Australia is cheap and nasty all over, and occasionally in winter carries a shelf of ghastly acrylic yarn, the type that makes you feel dirty when you touch it. And not in a good way.