8 oct. 2007
FO: Rose Thé was its colour
Fil: Twin Color (Lang Yarn) (60% laine, 40% acrylique) 85 m / 50 gr.
Modèle: improvised top-down raglan.
Aiguilles: 5.5 and 4.5 mm circulaires
It is the second sweater I have knit with that yarn. Maybe the third if you add on all the frog-and-reknit I did on both incarnations. It is too big, but I won't frog it again. Partly because I am sick of knitting with this thick cotton, and mostly because it has lost its wonderful colour after the first wash!
Yes, you read well. I washed it in the machine to clean it and maybe shrink it a tiny bit. It was with regular laudry, mostly old clothes that I was totally confident would not blead at all. I should not have betrayed my good separatist habit (white - reddish - blueish colours washed separately). I paid it the hard price. I have now a faded-greyish tea rose sweater.
At least I bought the yarn at a bargain.
1.- When knitting a cropped hooded cardigan, if you have a strange feeling that you are knitting for a teenager, stop right now and think: it is lovely. But will I wear it? Admit that even if you are young-looking at your age, your figure deserve a more feminine and mature form and frog imediately. Don't wait until you have knit the damned cardigan twice!
2.- Choose wisely the pattern when knitting with thick cotton yarn. Or avoid knitting with thick cotton yarn for what it's worth.
3.- Always stick to your washing rules. The colour always bleed - even after years of washing - if you give it the opportunity.
4.- Learn to knit non-raglan top-down sweaters. Read your Barbara Walkers from cover to cover and please try other shapes...
ps.: The photos on this post are before-wash.