Sunday, March 02, 2008

Supermodel Me

This is my first ever hand knitted sweater, circa 2004. Up till then, I had only hand knit scarves and swatches and half sweaters. This was made up as I went along. It has set in sleeves. It was knitted using 5mm needles and Rowan Summer Tweed. I hated it for fit but now I have lost weight I love it. Glad I didn't dump it.
I just finished this. It is 100% Cashmere, set in sleeves, knitted on my fine gauge machine, a Silver Reed 830. 37sts and 61 rows to 10cms(4") after washing and tumble drying.
I hand knit this on 4.5mm needles, using drops Alpaca, double stranded. Disappointed that it sheds but otherwise pleased with it.
This is my second hand knit. Using Rowan Polar, I think. It was knitted on 8mm needles. Feels lovely.
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