I won a nice batch of medals for my winter olympics projects, pictures to follow once the pre-gifting embargo is past. I had to withdraw hurt from my main event, the WiP Dancing, when I discovered one of my contrasting colours for fair isle was insuffiently contrasting. However I have now finished the WiP in question, my Bohus cardigan. After the steeking, doing the button bands and spending 3 days waiting for it to dry, at last I get to try it on
pattern: Bountiful Bohus by Chrissy Gardiner (from ‘More Big Girl Knits’ or available free online)
yarn: Jamieson & Smith Shetland Aran, shades BSS15, BSS16, SS3
I’m happy with it, but I’m not sure yet whether I love it. It’s a bit too big, and also the neck line is too wide (despite my adding extra short rows to bring it in. I’ve decided I don’t like short row neck lines). I think it’s going to be more of a jacket than a cardigan.
This year is going to be the year of the jumpers, I think. My next big project is a fair isle jumper for Rob. I have half the yarn (Dale Garn Falk) and have been knitting fair isle hats to check my tension
I’d forgotten how much I love knitting fair isle. Looking forward to buying the rest of the wool next pay day so I can get it cast on.