Thursday, 16 August 2012

Shells sweater finished

Shells sweater: back by Asplund
Shells sweater: back, a photo by Asplund on Flickr.
I'm really happy with this sweater, very much thanks to the yarn that I tried for the first time. Rowan Creative Linen (50% cotton, 50% linen) is nice to work with as it softer than 100% linen, but the linen gives it an attractive sheen.



Shells sweater: front

The needle size recommended is 4½ mm (US 7) but I used 3 mm (US 2½) for a better relief effect. Actually, I could use even thinner needles, but that would require more yarn - and the sweater is heavy enough as it is, weighing some 850 grams. Also, this gauge was perfect for the number of repeats I wanted.

A couple of days ago I bought a circular needle and must say I am rather intrigued by the picture that went with it. Is this what you will look like if you use this particular knitting needle?

 I should add that I'm really pleased with the needle: it's comfortable to work with, the points are just as sharp as I like, and the size is printed on it. But what made them choose this picture to sell it? Well, in my case it obviously worked!

7 comments:

ylva said...

Oh My G.... The sweater looks great the yarn seems so nice . The shells really shows lovely .

heidi said...

den är verkligen jättefin! och mönstret står verkligen ut!
och som alltid är passformen perfekt!

Carolina said...

The shells are beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Congrats - really looks terrific even when having to add this 'sheen' you've been talking about in our minds.

Greets,
Gerlinde
(with pinkish-green envy about your skills ;-) !)

christinelaennec said...

Your shells sweater is amazing! Lovely. As for the knitting needle packet photo, you must have wanted a string of pearls, deep down!

Anonymous said...

I was also very perplexed by that picture when I bought needles yesterday... But as you say the needles themselves are good.
Nice sweater, and the yarn sounds interesting. I newly discovered Rowans Summerspun 50% wool, 50% cotton, and love it.

Buck Strong said...

Beautiful Sweater!! I really like your texture work.