Wednesday, 28 July 2010


Because it will be a while before I actually have something to blog about, I thought I'd share my rather bad shot of the Inishmore Sweater I'm knitting at the moment. It's a slow knit with lots of twisted stitches. While I love the look of twisted stitches, I loath knitting them, from the back. The twist from the front is easy enough, if a bit slower, but the twisted purl stitch is enough to make me wish I'd elected to knit this in the round. As it will be a heavier sweater, I thought putting all that weight on the needles would be a bad move as far as my wrists are concerned, but now I'm regretting it a bit. Ah well, there's pros and cons to both sides.

I've probably mentioned it before, but I'm using the Knit Picks Simply Cotton in the Envy Heather flavour. The colour is completely washed out in this picture, but after 20 different shots everywhere from shady places to full on sun, I finally decided that the colour just doesn't want to be photographed.

Just so you get an idea of what the colour should look like,

I do have a good few more inches knit on this, but it will still be a while before it's finished.


  1. I think that cotton worsted is so heavy you might have made the right choice for the wrists. I hate having patterning on the wrong side. I am laaaazeee.

  2. Yeah, patterning on the wrong side sounds like a nightmare. BUT your sweater-in-progress looks great! I love green. Just checked out Alice Starmore's "Aran Knitting"; lots of braids & cables & twisted stitches, oh my! You may want to look at it -- I got it at the library.

  3. Heh...I'm "green" with envy...that you have a sweater under way and I don't!

  4. Wow - I can see why that's a slow knit! Very intricate. But it will be beautiful and the colour is gorgeous