First a confession – I’ve barely knit this week.
I’ve been on an intensive training course for work all week- my evenings were “study til you fall asleep” territory 😯
When I got home on Friday and changed clothes, I pulled out an old knit from the back of the wardrobe to relax in….
Oh Dear! It’s not how I remember it…
This is a pre-blog knit – from about November 2006.
It’s Sorrel by Sarah Hatton from Rowan 40.
This is the Rowan pic…
from this mag…
Sorrel is designed to be knit in Rowan Tapestry – a yarn that drapes beautifully. I’ve seen this pattern made up in tapestry – the cowl neck works a treat.
I was on a tight budget when I made Sorrel so subbed Twilleys Freedom Spirit in Red – a superb yarn at an amazingly reasonable price compared to the Tapestry.
It was super when I first wore it – the cowl was a bit stiff and needed to be beaten into a drapey shape but I liked it.
It looked like this when I was knitting it…
It has been worn and washed several times and has faded a fare bit.When I put it on today it looked like this..
The sleeves have stretched – in fact it’s all too big – was it always this big or does wool give??…
The “cowl and inset” looks dated to me and that is really not draping…
It doesn’t fit right – the sleeves especially….
I don’t think I’m going to wear this in public any more and I’m short of wardrobe space (mainly because I keep knitting stuff!)
It’s going to have to be rehomed…(any takers??!!) It has had it’s time and must now pass beyond the (knitted?) veil…
A “Completed Knit Report” to record Sorrel’s passing and off to the charity shop 🙁
What I don’t understand is why I feel sad and guilty about throwing it out!
|Completed Knit Report|
|Pattern:||from Rowan 30 by Sarah Hatton|
|Yarn:||Twilleys Freedom Spirit DK|
|Pattern Problems:||None (but sewing in the front insert was a pain to get right!|
|Pattern Modifications:||Made the insert in the front a bit higher for modesty’s sake!|
|Washing and Wearing:||Eventually lost shape and pilled after a lot of weraing.|
|Knit It Again???:||No – only because I think it has dated|
|Rating:||3/5 (would have been better in tapestry)|