25 June 2006

gold


the hourglass sweater

MATERIALS: three 8oz hanks of Henry's Attic Texas Bighorn wool and mohair blend dyed with brazilwood and cutch by the handwork teacher at my son's school
TOOLS: size US6 dp and circular needles, yarn needle
PATTERN: Joelle Hoverson's design from Last Minute Knitted Gifts tweaked for this thicker yarn with a cable down each sleeve from Leslie Stanfield's The New Knitting Stitch Library
NOTES: Texas Bighorn is a great yarn for dyeing because the mohair and wool take the dye differently. The mohair almost glows dyed gold, but there's a lot of it in the yarn, so this will be a sweater I wear outdoors. I worked afterthought hems and put phoney seams down the sides of the bodice and sleeves.

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