After much searching and swatching, I have finally settled on the yarn combination to use for recreating the sweater the dry cleaners ruined.
I am calling this done. The first thing you may notice is the skirt, or bottom ribbing, is much longer than in previous photos. The sad story is I neglected to measure my vertical gauge and make appropriate adjustments for the yarn shrinking up as well as in. The result was a vest that was a few inches too short.
I finally finished E’s new aran vest. I washed it and laid it out to dry on drying racks, also known as kitty hammocks.
After the sweater was dry I had E try it on. It was inches short!
After kung fu class today I went in search of yarn to reknit my magnificient aran cardigan that the drycleaners ruined. I have visited nearly ever yarn store in the metropolitan area in vain.
Months ago the dry cleaners ruined on of my favorite sweaters, a drapey Aran cardigan knit in a silk-cotton-linen-rayon blend that I picked up at a sale years previous.
I spent a couple days wandering through our many LYSes looking for something comparable with which to reknit, but found nothing to my liking. So I turned to the internet.
There wasn’t time for an in-between picture, so here’s the final. It has wonderful drape and just enough sparkle. I decided to leave the fringes plain instead of doing fancy knotting. A good decision considering I was finishing this stole Christmas eve.
In real estate, it’s location location location. In knitting, it’s gauge gauge gauge.
Gauge is what you get when you knit. Recommended needle size? Bah! That’s just a starting point. Do you knit tighter or more loosely than some mythical proto-knitter?
Outside the wind is blowing the rain nearly sideways. It is wool sock weather. I pull out my thick wool socks and inspect them for wear.
However you want to spell it, I don’t care.
I’ve been experimenting with overall patterns on my baby boots. The pair on the right …
Actually this damn thing has been done for weeks. I just haven’t gotten around to putting up these glorious photos.