Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Work in Progress Wednesday - Can't make up my mind
English tailoring. The construction technique is one I've heard of in passing but not seen in a pattern. You shape the back shoulders for a steeper slope and then do the front shoulders straight and they wrap over the shoulder line. When I heard of it before, they did the sleeves just like normal set in sleeves, but she does them differently. This should be a good challenge. I got this yarn at the show, it is a cotton, wool, silk blend from a rancher in Virginia with his own mill. Great color and feel. Of course it is not the same gauge as the pattern so I'm changing the pattern to suit it, because there wasn't enough of a challenge.
At the show I took a class on Magic Loop, which was timely because it is needed in this. It also covered Judy's magic cast on - which I use for toe up socks, but they were using it for double knitting - brilliant - and also provisional cast on. Very interesting. I also took Gwen Bortner's class on skirts. Gwen is terrific. Just a great class. I can't wait to have the time to put it to use. I also took Twined Knitting with Beth Brown Reinsel, another of my favorite teachers and just loved that as well. So a great knitting week - learned new techniques and construction methods and bought great yarn with lots of possibilities.
Head over to Tami's to see all the great projects.