Tuesday, April 17
Tori tori tori!!
I'm quite tempted by this. I love weird openings on garments, something a bit unusual. There's also a Sirdar cardigan, with an assymetrical crossover front (can't find it online ATM, got the pattern at home).
I just know I'd buy the pattern and convert it into a machine-knit, though. Rowan isn't cheap! This one keeps glaring at me from the back of the knitting magazines. Hmmm...
Some recommended books for machine knitters:
Loads of small fairisle patterns, some knitting patterns and a history of fairisle knitting
Lots of different patterns and techniques, plus a few pages of braids and edgings.
Ok so the patterns are a bit 80s, but they're still worth a look, even just for the techniques. I miss the vibrant colour of the 80s - bold intarsia jumpers, acid bright colours. *sigh*
Out of print now but still available from private sellers on Amazon or Ebay.
Silver Reed have very promptly sent me the wrong bit. I wouldn't mind, but I'm not paying £23 for a useless row counter. Odd thing is, she asked me if I thought I could fit it - they've sent me a closed unit, the kind of counter you get on a Brother machine. The kind anybody could fit, it just snaps on. And of course they were closed by the time I got home and discovered it. Bah, mutter mutter! :)