|A part of my collection!|
Here is my list of preferences for sweater designs:
1. In the round - You knit and get stocking stitch for free! Elizabeth Zimmerman said that we would enjoy purl just as much as knit, but we don't do it enough. I am sure that she was right. I'm getting faster at purl, but knit is just so easy!
2. Little or no finishing - Remember my unfinished objects that I mentioned last fall? They are still in the bottom of my closet. Shameful, I know, but it seems the longer you put something off, the harder it is to get back to it. I hate finishing!
3. Worsted weight yarn and size 8 to 10 needles. These are big time savers. Speed is important for me when I am making a big garment. Seeing the sweater develop quickly is motivation to continue.
|Christina Wall's Greta Vest|
|No picking up and knitting at the end!|
55% Merino wool, 25% Superfine alpaca, 20% Donegal tweed
164 yards/100 gram ball). It is a lovely, soft yarn and easy to work with. Knit Picks has a large selection of patterns from independent designers, beautiful, reasonably priced yarns and a large assortement of knitting needles.
|Still needs blocking!|
|Here you can see the fake seam!|
What are your "must haves" when knitting or crocheting for it to be a dream project? Please share them with us!