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!


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.

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

Anonymous 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.