Saturday, 21 June 2014

The next blanket

The next blanket, #161, turned out to be white yellow green.  The green does not show at all in the pictures, but it looks nice.  The yellow comes from the Greenock yellow DK wool that appears very bright next to the other wool, but does not look so bad in the blanket.  There is still more to be used but I feel better about it now.  It was a bit too much in #159.  I am getting relaxed about using white as well - there is so much still in the yarn store that I will never get rid of it.

The first sweater that I unravelled had nothing to do with the colours in this blanket.  It was the next one on the list.  I like having the list - it means that I can avoid making decisions and nothing gets left out.  I bought it at the same time as the sweater in #160, so it was obviously by the same knitter, also never used.  This used several shades of nice mohair wool and some DK.  It was easy to unravel, and the yarn so lovely.

I bought the second, a Susan Bristol cardigan, because I wanted the clasps.  Not for any particular purpose now, but because they may come in useful, and new ones are expensive.  It is an American brand, knitted to a traditional Norwegian design.  Unlike the Norwegian ones I see - and there are a lot of Dale of Norway ones around - the armholes in this one are not cut, so it was easy to unravel.  The yarn is thicker than I feared, easily up to 4 ply weight.

And the third was another Marks and Spencer cashmere cardigan.  I tried wearing it for a while, and although the style was comfortable I could not get on with the pale blue colour.  So it went.  Blogger refuses to add the picture now.