Friday, October 19, 2007

Also Goes By "Clover Wrap"

Check out Anthropogie's Stitch Stories. You're going to fall in love with these knits. The really cool thing is that I know for a fact you can knit two of them! I know this because I did. Remember this? (more pictures here)Anthropogie is calling it the "Clover Wrap Cardigan" but in the book Big City Knits by Wenlan Chia it's called the Karate Sweater. Another Big City Knits that Anthropolgie picked up from Wenlan is "Butter Hill Funnelneck" (better known as the "Shopping Tunic" in the book).

Anyway, I thought all of this was pretty cool so I wanted to share.

I do love my Karate Sweater. It's is my favorite knit ever! Every time I wear I get compliments. The best compliment is when people ask where I bought it - I love being able to say, "I made it." The only thing that is starting to bother me about my sweater is that the Soft Chunky yarn is great but starting to fuzz up. Do you know what I mean? I don't think there is anything I can do about it (it there?). I was even thinking of knitting another sweater in Rowan's Big Wool . I've seen people use this yarn as a substitute. Does anyone have experience with Big Wool? Dose it wear well? Does it fuzz up?


I have a response to Knitting-Gin's question on this:

Q: Knitting-Gin said...
That does look like scribble lace! I've done a couple of scarves using it. It's such a beautiful effect and the thicker yarn will give it a really nice drape. What yarns are you using?

A:I'm using a skien of Twinkle Soft Chunky and then some mohair call Venus from Lana Gatto. I dropped a stitch somewhere in this and now it's on hold because finding a dropped stitch in mohair stinks!


TGIF! Have a great weekend!


knittin gin said...

Thanks so much for the info on the yarns! I can't wait to go check them out.

I had that problem with dropped stitches too. I'd be knitting along, thinking everything was fine, but when I counted my stitches I was somehow missing one (or two!) My mistakes always happened in the rows with the mohair (Kidsilk Haze in my case.) It seems like such a simple knit, but I found that I really had to pay attention!

Cinnamonamon said...

My (non-knitting) sister was visiting when you first blogged about that sweater & she loved that sweater! It's pretty darn cool. :) Hope you find a good answer to the fuzzy/pilling problem. I wouldn't know what to do (other than take a sweater shaver to it...carefully!)

a friend to knit with said...

when i saw that sweater in my stitches catalog, i thought of you!
i love it so much!

Susan said...

First of all, love your hats! The pirate version is wonderful. I love the shape of the candy cane hat, too. The point is too good on a baby.

I have used Big Wool for several sweaters and they wear great, no pilling or fuzzing up to speak of and I wear them all of the time.

Courtney said...

Thats a very cute sweater!!