Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Vintage Aran

This is the most amazing thing I've seen! I want to knit it, but imagine I'll use 5ply? Waddya think? It won't work will it. But... I hate the feel of cables done in thick wool. Even 8 ply can feel a bit chunky. I have a cone of Cobalt Heather (JaggerSpun). In fact, the whole idea was to make a cabled jumper with it, hence the search for a style.... now I wonder if I ought to make it in a pale colour. This is why I spend so much money.

I do like a fitted jumper though.
Anyway, this book ought to be in every knitters library. It gives a bit of a history and some design patterns (not jumper patterns). She has preserved a culture that is sadly gone.

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