Friday, January 12, 2007

.....More Knitting News

While in Singapore, I also cast on a short moss stitch cardigan from Naturally Noro using The Knittery's 4-ply merino. As usual, the yarn was so soft & nice to knit with but I realised that there was an error in the pattern as the armhole shaping (24cm) was too long. I finished 1 front & started knitting the short sleeve to confirm the error - I was right - the sleeve does not match the armhole which is too big - I am still looking for the correction for this pattern & if I can't find it, I guess I will have to frog the front piece to match the sleeve. Here's the pattern & if any of you have knitted this before, please let me know .......

I also had the time in Singapore to visit a yarn shop with my niece who wanted to buy some yarn for a scarf. We ended up with 3 balls of Rowan Tapestry (70% wool, 30% soybean) - it's a really nice & soft yarn & the color is gorgeous.....

I knitted a scarf in garter stitch with a moss stitch border all round - it was a fast knit but there was a big problem - the edges of the scarf (despite the moss stitch border) curled even after blocking! I thought the moss stitch edge will prevent that problem as the yarn was so soft but it did not. On top of that, the yarn behaves like mohair & it's difficult to frog as the fibres tangled & shed while knitting. Although the Tapestry is a nice yarn to look at & with a gorgeous range of colors, I don't think I will be keen to use it again, maybe for small projects (there's still 1 ball remaining from the scarf).

Well, that's all the knitting done during the holidays - it's really hard to find time to knit amist all our daily social activities in Singapore. Now that I am back, I will like to take some time to put together a list of projects for 2007 but in the meantime, I have to cast on a pair of socks for my Mum back in Singapore....

6 comments:

2paw said...

I'm no help with the scarf or the cardi, but the Rowan is beautiful. It looks very luscious.

Helen said...

Sorry to hear that Bolero pattern has given you some bother. I will see if I can hunt down the erratas for this pattern.
The scarf looks lovely and knitted in my favourite Tapestry colour. I think the amount of curling always depends on yarn composition. Maybe a wider moss stitch band would of helped, but again there are limitations due to what looks right.
Keep Knitting!

Roseann said...

I'm glad you and your family had a wonderful time and are back safe & sound. I missed seeing your knitting! I love the scarf and appreciate all the info about Tapestry. I hope your Noro project recovers easily.

tiennieknits said...

Sounds like you had a great time with your family. I can't be of any help for the pattern but will tell you that your yarn is beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Welcome back home and as Roseann mentioned above I too have missed your knitting. Love the Tapestry and the colours are just beautiful.

Anonymous said...

Hi Anne...happy holidays....
the rowan yarn is soooo nice.... because it was such a rushed trip...i didnt manage to go to any yarn shop in singapore...in fact...having been away... i dont know any... :P
anyway....just wanted to ask if you will be attending City Nits this sat? If so...can i trouble you to teach me how to start on toed-up socks? ...and hopefully.... i can get something finished when winter arrives.... fingers crossed!!!