: Women
yarn
  1. Rowan Biggy Print
  2. Shade: 10 Splash (248)
  3. Dyelot: 30
  4. Content: 100% Merino wool
needles
  1. Susan Bates SP 19
washing
  1. Hand wash warm
  2. Short spin; do not leave wet
  3. Warm iron over damp cloth
  4. Flat dry out of direct sunlight
"Jude" turtleneck | type: Women

  1. date: 4 days in September 2004
  2. size: XS
  3. made for: Hana
  4. pattern: Rowan Bigger Picture

Wind-up: 4-day sweater reminiscent of the Cookie Monster. Fast, but not my style. Disliked using needles that look like cruise missiles, knitting with not much regard for neat stitches. Biggy Print is far too large for anyone smaller than Medium. Purchased the wrong needles (35 instead of 36), so had to use the size S cast-on numbers with XS length.

yarn
  1. Rowan Linen Drape
  2. Shade: 0 Petal (842)
  3. Dyelot: 9
  4. Content: 55% linen 45% viscose
needles
  1. Swallow casein SP 3.0
  2. Swallow casein SP 3.75
washing
  1. Hand wash warm
  2. Wool cycle warm
  3. Cool iron over damp cloth
  4. Flat dry out of direct sunlight
"Salsa" cardigan | type: Women

  1. date: July-September 2004
  2. size: XS
  3. made for: Mum
  4. pattern: Rowan Magazine 33

Wind-up: Because my mum is more xxs than xs (across shoulders: 34cm; shoulder to hip: 43cm; hip to underarm: 31.5cm; shoulder to wrist: 42cm) , I had to resize the jacket somewhat. I didn't worry about the width since Rowan patterns are thankfully slender in width, but I did shorten the overall length and the sleeves. She says it fits, but I would like to check it for myself the next time I see her. I screwed up on the front shaping (the 'seam' should near the opening end, not the sides) and made stingy and unsightly mid-row yarn joins. Not doing that again...

yarn
  1. Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Superchunky
  2. Shade: 15 Orange (12)
  3. Dyelot: 107
  4. Content: 55% merino wool 33% microfibre 12% cashm
needles
  1. Swallow casein SP 8.0
  2. Noble Nickel circular 7.0
washing
  1. Hand wash warm
  2. Cool rinse
  3. Warm iron over damp cloth
  4. Flat dry out of direct sunlight
Moss stitch jacket | type: Women

  1. date: December-January 2004
  2. size: S
  3. made for: Jenny
  4. pattern: Debbie Bliss the cashmere collection

Wind-Up: Became a little too snip-happy with tucked-in loose ends, and watched a hole suddenly unravel in the ribbed collar when the sweater was picked up. Very stupid, but I did learn to re-weave with a tapestry needle. Also forgot to take a photo of the thing before I sent it off. Debbie Bliss patterns photos need to show what you need to know about the sweater. The moss stitch jacket looks good from the front, but the weight of the yarn makes the large back piece sag like mad since it has nothing to counter the pull.

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