Saturday, August 27, 2011
This was a great pattern for a first time project by: "knitting pure & simple", v neck neckdown cardigan for women #994.
The Spinning/Weaving Guild that I am a member of, http://algonquinmillspinnersandweavers.blogspot.com/
decided to try this pattern as a group project, for any of the membership that wanted to try the pattern. This way we would be able to help each other through the pattern if there were question or you just got stuck.
The fleece I used came from one of my Shetlands, a fawn ewe named Gwendolyn, although she is no longer with us I will always have this sweater to remind me of her. I had her fleece blended with a similar color of alpaca fiber for this project.
I spun a medium worsted yarn for this sweater, a future note to myself when spinning for a clothing item; I must spin a much finer yarn. I love this sweater that I've made, but I don't think that I would be able to wear it all day long, the sweater is a little bulky. It would work as a light coat if you were outside all day.
I have a future pull over mock turtle neck sweater planned, but I will take into consideration what I've learned from this project to make the next one even better.