Monday, August 07, 2006

back to front

tweed slipover goes on
Doesn't it look lovely and fluffy? I normally don't like fluffy but this yarn has just enough wool (65% merino, 35% alpaca) to keep it all in line, so the alpaca just gives it this lovely lightweight warmth. I have a load of it in a lavender colour waiting to turned into a cabled jumper for me.

In response to my last post,Ysolda suggested I try knitting backwards. Of course! I'd been wanting to try that after I saw the article in the last knitty*, and it works a treat.

I started off twisting stitches, but it wasn't long before I got the hang of it. A bit slower than purling, but you save the time of turning (and so reversing the arrangement of all the bobbins). I was worried it would mess up my gage but it doesn't seem to have made much difference.

Kerrie's posted up a sneak peak of my design on the yarn foward site. It's the knit side, which luckily prompted me to check I'd made it clear the pattern is reverse st st. This is the problem with purl-side as right-side, it can give the impression of being inside out. I have a big grey cardigan my boyfriend is always telling me I've got on the wrong way round.

* I've sometimes heard knitters say "knitty articles, oh I never read them, its all about the patterns". These people are fools.

7 comments:

Susan said...

I can't wait to see the rest of your new pattern. I love your style.

Gina said...

I never read the Knitty articles when the magazine comes out, but I always end up referring to them at a time when I need to know something particular. They are always so well-written. I'm looking forward to your next pattern!

Lisa said...

Knitting backwards is such a God-send because I really hate purling long, long rows, and all that turning! The pull-over is really looking fabulous!

Veronique said...

Oooh, I like the sneak peek. Whatever could it be?! Can't wait for the big reveal!

scarletprincess said...

I gotta say... i love your blog! Wherever did you find that anticraft site- it's just so funny!

Generic Cialis said...

nice pattern!! why you did't try green knit? it would be nice give it a try. trust me!

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