the latest orphan sweater
Mostly mindless garter stitch. CO 100. Knit till body is long enough. BO 25, k75, turn
BO 25, K50, co 25, turn.
k75, co 25, turn
knit even on 100 st till sweater comes to back of neck.
k48, bo 4, k48. Knit back and forth on 48 st till a few rows longer than back of sleeves. BO Repeat on other side.
you wind up with this shape. Fold on the dotted lines and sew . Makes sense? It's based on a poor-man's coat from the middle ages.
Since Miz G and I headed out to a coffee shop in the lys for our gossip session, I HAD to wear something handspun. I'll figure how to make the sideways photos stand up straight one of these days.
Wishing everyone a wonderful weekend! Happy trails, y'all!
Willow, near as I can tell, Scandenavian knitting usually uses 2 or three colors in the whole sweater whereas Faire Isle uses lots of colors. Scandenavian style usually features a large motif on a yoke, with a small motif on the rest of the body and sleeves. Faire Isle knitting uses one motif in repetition along an entire stripe of patterning, but Scandenavian knitting may , for example, insert a large snowflake across several rows of repeated hearts to accent the center of the yoke.
Anyone else have input on this? Thanks, friends. And Willow, good luck on that Master Knitter's Certificate!