May 22 2009 – thisisknit
Jacqui has recently been firing out some top-down raglan t-shirts for summer. It began with Green Gable
for her, using the original recommended yarn, Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece
Now, Jacqui would not be the greatest fan of knitting with cotton yarn. All knitters are different, and some people just really prefer the bounce and elasticity you get when knitting with a nice springy wool. However, she has assured me that the Cotton Fleece is "just a dream" to knit with, and I have to agree with her that it makes a beautiful fabric.
And, because I have a wonderful Mum, with a magnificent capacity for speed-knitting, and because she thoroughly enjoyed knitting this pattern the first time around... she made me one! This time in Louisa Harding Albero
, which is a cotton and "Lenpur" blend. Lenpur is a plant fibre and it gives this yarn a lovely drape. It feels absolutely lovely next to the skin!
I was thrilled to be able to wear her handiwork "on the telly
" the other week and if you are curious to feel how this yarn knits up then the t-shirt is currently still on the mannequin in Blackrock after this photo shoot!
Of course, the big move is coming around fast, so you'll need to get in to us quick... but after that you will find the sample garments, us, all those yummy yarns and fun classes over in TIK Central, Powerscourt Townhouse, Dublin 2 :)