Thanks to my late nights watching the World Cup Cricket I have managed to get my Shetland wool project finished.I am pleased with the finished product. I made the sleeves longer because usually when I buy a jumper or cardigan the sleeves are too short – these are just right.
This is when I was blocking the cardigan after washing it. I have chosen not to do buttons and buttonholes because I very rarely close a cardigan.
I did have issues with the button band and chose to undo one band and redo it after I found it had wrinkles in it.
This is the first time I have done steekingsince I made a jumper way back in the sixties. I was a teenager then and had no fear about cutting up my knitting. I must admit I was rather hesitant this time. I followed Kate Davies instructions on how to steek and I was delighted with the finished result. Kate has four posts on how to steek and it made the process easy to follow.
A bit blurred but you can see where I have cut the yoke. Next time I will be more careful about the wool colour used in the actual steek stitches.
I was just randomly carrying the wool on the steek but apparently I should have been alternating the colours so there are columns of colour.
On our recent visit to Shetland I was able to purchase Shetland wool to knit some articles for me.
The first thing I am going to knit is Sheep Heid by Kate Davies. I have knitted several Owlet jumperswhich are also designed by Kate Davies but this time I am knitting a beanie.I bought the wool and pattern at Jamieson and Smith in Lerwick and now I am ready to start. There are nine different shades of wool in the pattern so I am looking forward to knitting this. It will be a good practice for when I knit the fair isle yoke cardigan for me.
I have knitted the rib band so now for the pattern.