Saturday, May 21, 2011

This is not TV knitting!


Yes I’ve made a few mistakes and pulled out a few rows, but the Eriskay homespun jumper is growing slowly. Each row is different and within each row there are five different patterns that all have a different repeat length, so easy to make a few errors. However because this wool still retains some of its natural lanolin, at least the stitches keep their shape when a row is pulled down...a small mercy. The patterns are probably not as defined as they would be with more regular wool but the jumper looks very authentic in homespun so I’m pleased with the result. The zigzag symbolises the waves, the diagonal lines are marriage lines, and the diamond pattern is ‘the heart in the home’.

3 comments:

Jo-anne "Blossy" said...

It looks great! I can see why you said its not TV knitting. You would definitely have to concentrate on this one.

Lynne said...

Yep, definitely not TV knitting. Keep up the good work.

Maria said...

OMG!! That is one very concentrated knitting