donderdag 9 februari 2012
look here. This is a combination of machine knit (straight parts) and handknit raglan yoke, borders and finishing. Yarn: Ístex Létt-Lopi, 10 skeins = 1090.0 yards (996.7m)of Colorway light heather grey and: Ístex Létt-Lopi, 2 skeins = 218.0 yards (199.3m)of Colorway bright blue Both purchased at Astrid's Dutch Obsessions Brother 260, Tension4 Front , back and sleeves knit flat. Then joined them for a handknit circular yoke with raglan shaped decreases. I used the instructions from the Lopi book number 27, pattern 18 Nost. Joined sleeves, front and back and decided to knit raglan shaping instead of evenly spaced decreases as usual with circular yokes. I couldn’t manage to make the decreases fit with this large motive. Designing a motive for machine knitting is not easy: this one has very long floats on the backside of the fabric. I had to sew them afterwards. I made a lining for the neckband to prevent the wool from itching.