The mind turns slowly
Which reminded me that I still had this - Shepherd 4ply Baby Wool
I'd bought it while knitting this
At the time I thought that I would make a jumper to match.
The problem is that even though I'm an orange lover, I'm just not sure that I like this shade?
I keep looking at it and feeling very guilty about the waste if I don't use it. But my knitting time is so heavily rationed at present, do I really want to use it knitting something I won't like? What a dilemma. Which means that the wool just sits around while I 'um and ah' about whether to cut my loss and move on, or stick with it and make the [beep beep beeeeeeeep] jumper...
Anyway, the purchase of those socks got me thinking...
So I purchased these to experiment with - Rowan 4ply Scottish Tweed and Debbie Bliss Cashmerino DK
And came up with these swatches
- top few lines: Rowan Scottish Tweed and Shepherd 4ply knitted in stripes in single strand on 3.25mm needles
- middle rows: Rowan Scottish Tweed and Shepherd 4ply knitted together initially on 4mm needles, then on 5mm needles
- lower section: Debbie Bliss Cashmerino DK and Shepherd 4 ply (double strand) knitted in two types of stripes (two row and four row) on 4mm needles.
I quite like the lower section (using the Cashmerino and the orange 4ply doubled).
So I'm going to use these yarns and the stripes concept to make something like one of these Sirdar designs...
Labels: Baby Jumpers