See these little cardigans? Double-knitting, mostly stocking stitch… but look at those lovely stitch details at the raglan edges and down the sleeves!
If I had any double-knitting yarn in the house I would have cast on already. But I don’t. Oops. I may have to change that situation soon.
That is the practical option for “which Big Thing to knit next”.
Here is the wild one:
Tartan! Knitted tartan!
OK, quite a lot of my obsession with this garment is being skewed by the gorgeousness of the model. If I had that eyeliner and that lipstick and perfect black Audrey Hepburn hair and brown eyes I would look exactly like her in that sweater! Err… no.
But imagine the fun I would have knitting it! The hours spent with colourcharts before I even managed to match or substitute all those shades of wool! The original is a mix of J&S and JC Rennie shetland wools. So naturally I was thinking of using Alba Yarn.
But – I just went to look at the website for The Wool Shed
and see that it may have to close down soon. Nooooooooo!
Does anyone out there have the time / money / skills to take on a retail wool business in rural Aberdeenshire, next door to a busy craft centre and restaurant? It is such a wonderful place, it would be such a loss to the area if it were to close. I wish I could do it myself! (N.B. I can’t. Don’t even think about it, Roo.)
Details on the website here
. ETA: the “can you help” message has been taken down. I hope this is good news!
Now I feel quite deflated.
The top picture is a truer colour.
Mitt 2 is in progress.