Roped myself a bargain….

I really liked this design from the first moment I saw it.

It’s Orford from the current Rowan magazine, no. 41.

What stopped me rushing straight out and buying the yarn was the cost! It takes 12 balls of Rowan Cotton Rope – Nearly £50! :shock: That seemed rather steep for a little vesty type top.

Then along came the John Lewis sale!

I elbowed, bit and clawed my way through the throng of frenzied yarn-snaffling knitters (sorry if I bit any of my readers) and managed to grab enough of the right colours – half price!

Still an extravagance but….but……..but…. <Insert excuse here when a convincing one is thought of> :oops:

The news is – It’s going to be another quick knit!

Orford is knit on 5mm needles and has grown so fast, I’ve done the back already…

The yarn is called “rope” for good reason – although very soft and pleasant to work with it’s three quite thick strands spun loosely together in ropesque fashion. It can split or the end fray if you treat it rough but not so much as to be a problem.

It has knitted a thicker, heavier fabric than I was expecting and it might not be ideal to wear as a summer top as shown in the Rowan picture – I think it will look super over a crisp white shirt though…

Want to see a close-up of the cables??? OK then…

Here’s one of the rib too…

I’m going to need a bigger wardrobe if I keep knitting this fast… :eek:

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  1. Uknitty
    Uknitty July 17, 2007 at 8:04 pm |

    You already have two wardrobes missus ! Carry on at this rate and you are going to need a bigger *house*

    OR –

    Knit up all all your stash – finished garments surely have less volume than all that yarn lurking under your bed ;)

    Looking lush – as is to be expected …

    C x

  2. feltboots
    feltboots July 17, 2007 at 10:58 pm |

    Good grief. Do you stop to eat, sleep, shop (you know, the essential stuff) ? :D

    Looks wonderful as always; love those cables !

  3. Kathleen
    Kathleen July 22, 2007 at 11:18 pm |

    Like the look of your cables- they pop out nicely in that yarn.
    I also love the look of your Namaste bag in the post above this one, but I’m glad to hear your observations about how practical it is in use. It looks so goddam cool though!

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