Four Football Playoff Games + Pre-Game Shows + Post-Game Shows = One Silk Sage Sweater.
Yarn from the Stash and a knitting pattern from 1968!
The Stash contained two cones of sage green Elann.com Soie Bambou, a silk bamboo double knitting weight. The cones were from different dye lots.
Doubling the yarn not only eliminated the unmatched dye-lot concern, but also produced a light-as-a-feather bulky weight knitting yarn
Older lace patterns are not charted, they are written in this manner:
Sl 1, k 4, *O, sl 1, k 1, p.s.s.o., k 3, k 2 tog, O, k 1. Repeat from * to last 4 sts, k 4.
Older patterns also have stains on them.
When the stain looks like an *, and one is attempting to repeat from the stain, the lace pattern will not work.
When that occurs in the first lace pattern row, one does a great deal of unraveling.
After three days and eight unsuccessful and very frustrating attempts to knit according to the stain, I enlarged the directions! It was immediately apparent that the supposed * was a stain and not an *.
Once that issue was resolved, the pattern worked beautifully!
With that errant * problem solved, the top-down knit sweater was completed during one weekend of football!
I have the pattern in my Stash, but I am told the pattern is available free by contacting:
Coats & Clark
3430 Toringdon Way, Suite 301
Charlotte, North Carolina 28277