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April 24, 2007

Hungry for texture

The subtle texture of the Railway Stitch socks left me hungry for more. The tactile sensation of knits and purls, then purls and knits is deeply satisfying to me. Running my hands over seed stitch is almost as sensual as touching Jackfruit.

And so, a swatch for a new project emerges:

What could it be?!? I'll give you some hints :)

  • It's a sweater (for me) from a famous knitwear designer.
  • The construction is very clever (I'm entirely predictable), so it's fortunate that my planned mods don't concern that aspect of the sweater.
  • I don't think I've mentioned it here yet.
  • The yarn is Classic Elite Princess in Ladylike Leaf*.

As always, wild speculation is encouraged.

* First, how can a leaf be "ladylike"? Second, even though the angora content of this yarn is a measly 7%, it's driving me bonkers! Itch, sneeze, scratch, sneeze, itch!!! Good thing I don't plan to wear this sweater next to my skin (ah! yet another hint!)

Posted by Kathy on April 24, 2007 04:56 PM


Hmm...Teva Durham's Lace Leaf pullover? I think you'd do a much better job than my plodding progress anyway.

Norah Gaughan's Audrey Hepburn pullover from IK a few years back? It has a similar diagonal ribbing and, while I don't remember the construction being particularly clever, it *is* Norah.

Hmmm. I don't know, but I love the color!

Very pretty pattern, lovely springy yarn - an altogether lovely swatch!

"* First, how can a leaf be "ladylike"? "

It crosses its legs as it sits on a stalk?

Hmmmmmmm, what are you knitting there? I feel like I should know the answer to this.

hmmm. could it be the Green Tea Raglan by Cathy Payson in the latest IK?

This is verrrry pretty, but I'm longing for an update on the yellow seasilk. Is there anything new on the seasilk front?

I don't have any guesses other than obviously it will be a cardigan or such. But are you a crazy woman?!?!? I know angora has an appeal...but good lord woman! You are allergic to the stuff!! Don't you remember the recent beret incident? How on earth are you going to knit with this stuff?!?! :o) It sure it pretty though....ladylike leafiness and all that. Good luck on surviving the itch fest :o)

I love the colour! Give us more...

Lovely colour - give us more...

No guesses on the pattern but I have to say that the color is wonderful! I love that leafy green!!!

I think it is something from Stephanie Japel's book.

hmmm...something from Knitting Nature? I'm partial to the Ram's Horn Jacket myself.

I know I'm wrong but I'm going to guess anyway: Norah Gaughan's Cabled Spiral Pullover...or Bubble Pullover...Asymetrical Cardigan - did I run out of tries yet?

Very Pretty! I am also allergic to Angora, even in a sweater I have where it's less than 10% of the content (maybe 5%?). I have a feeling that any angora content at all will still make me very uncomfortable. No sneezing, but itching like crazy!

Since I am reading from the top down, I already know mua ha ha! Much better than the suggested yarn, which I know is coarse.

my guess is 'rapunzel' from rowan 34.

Ohh purty. I love the colour. And yay for knowing what jackfruit is. I grew up eating it more often than apples - but not any more in the US. Must go get some this weekend. Thanks for the reminder! :D

Ariann by Bonne Marie?

That just screames Rapunzel to me too. It's by Jean Moss, it has clever construction and it's gorgeous. I hope that's it. I've been wanting to make Rapunzel for a while, so it'll be great to watch you knit it first.

That gorgeous green is my new favorite color. I'm using one very similar to it for a lacy spring mystery project. Can't wait to see what you do with it.

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