Thursday, August 02, 2012
Olympics Knitting: England Spoke 英国自行车
Project: England Spoke 英国自行车
Pattern: Spoke by Lori Versaci, Knitty Winter 2009
Yarn: Tahki Yarns Ambrosia Slim, 100% wool, Aran weight
Yardage: 1100 yards in stash
Needles: Size 8
Cast on: July 29 2012
Notes: I planned to do Elizabeth of York from Tudor Roses in honor of the host country of this year's Olympics. It took me two days to realize I wasn't going to get through it. The alpaca yarn was too weak for the pattern, and it's sheddy and splitty. The pattern is finicky with purl stitches passing right and left. I had the Ambrosia Slim in my queue for the next project, so naturally it stepped in. The yarn has very long color stretches so an unconventional structure would look very interesting. I started on the back first, then realized it'd be much easier to judge where I should start the armhole shaping if I have the front to match, so in the picture there is the back half done, and right front (the "spoke") coming into shape. After losing two days, I'm catching up and hoping to finish it in time.
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