I haven’t posted for a week. Bad Susan.
Remember in my last post about Orford I said I’d need new wardrobes If I kept knitting so fast?????
Well, I think Ben must be reading my blog – this week, at his suggestion, we have been redecorating the bedroom and researching new wardrobes!!
I had dreams of lots of extra space but the reality is that I already have the optimum layout of the bedroom….That means replacing my dilapidated wardrobes with something where the draws have bottoms that don’t fallout and doors that stay shut – luxury.
All this DIY fun has only slightly slowed the knitting and my new glass needles made Orford quick to finish. It was actually quite a jarring experience to have to go back to my trusty bamboo to do the rib round the neck after the silken glass for the body.
I’m very pleased with Orford but there are a couple of things I’d change if I did it again. At the point the rib turns into the cable pattern you get the ugly “breaking” of the colours – I think I’d try doing the last row of rib all purl to try and eliminate it. The pattern has the breaks that but it bugs me.
I also made an error on the straps. Look closely…
As you decrease you run out of room to continue the cable twists. I somehow managed to get one more twist on the left than on the right. Guess who didn’t notice till it was finished??
I also made a mistake on the back. (I hope you appreciate I’m baring my soul here, ruthlessly confessing my sins…)
Can you see it?
Can’t see it???
Here’s a subtle clue…..
One of my cables goes over not under! Guess how miffed I am with myself!
I think I’m rushing and steaming through projects far too fast – I need a nice hard, complicated one to slow me down and make me take time….
|Completed Knit Report|
|Pattern:||By Marie Wallin from Rowan mag 41|
|Yarn:||Rowan Cotton Rope|
|Pattern Problems:||None! (Ecept the ones caused by me being careless and rushing it! )|
|Pattern Modifications:||None but next time…I would put in a knit row befor commencing the cables to get rid of that nasty break line just above the rib.|
|Washing and Wearing:||Not washed yet. It’s thicker than the original Rowan photo might lead you to believe – I don’t think it’s particularly suitable as a summer top – very thick and heavy for that. It does however, look fab over several of my t-shirts on the nippier British Summertime days…(Don’t you just love our weather??)|
|Knit It Again???:||Possibly|
|Difficulty:||Easy/Medium (depending on how hard you find cables!)|
|Other Postings Relating To This One:||Roped myself a bargain…Ohhh!! New needles….|