Category Archives: Tucci

Sweaters progress at their own pace

Mine is going.  I just set the back and both fronts to block.  Now to start the sleeves.  This is of course the fun part since it is where the stripes happen.  I at least am excited.   This blocking took way more pins then ever before, i really want to get this perfect.

 

tucci blocking

 

the perspective makes it look weird but i promise the two halves are the same width

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Spirit Trail Fiberworks Brigantia

Spirit Trail Fiberworks Brigantia [85% Polwarth; 15% silk]: 600 yds/549 m per 210 g hank – this is the yarn i am using for my Tucci sweater, mentioned in a previous post.  I am using Versailles for my sweater personally.

 

This was the yarn that was recommended for the pattern but at first the price scared me away.  However then i went to Rhinebeck (a post for later) and felt the demo knit up model.  And suddenly just like that i was in love.  Seriously i am not kidding.  The Polwarth makes it all soft and luxurious a bit like alpaca.  But the silk makes it all shiny and awesome.  The feel of the fabric made from it is just so… OK the only word i can think of is delicious.  The fabric is delicious.

 

Now, this is not Malabrigo, which i maintain knits itself, but it is pretty darn close.  I am not yet done with the sweater, but this yarn is a keeper.  The skeins are HUGE.  i am going to have leftovers.  I am already making plans on what to do with that.

 

What would you do with delicious purple yarn?

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Here is Tucci back in progress

20131107-154224.jpg   This is as far as i got in the re-make of this sweater

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November 7, 2013 · 8:42 pm

To start to write, one must write. To start to knit one must swatch.

I have been knitting for years.  32 years in fact.  Since i was 3.  Yes, now you know my age.  I used to knit flat things, but then something like 15 years ago i knit a sweater.  And it sort of fit.  Then i knit another, and it also sort of fit.  Then i learned that hey, i should maybe swatch.

 

And i hated it.  With a fiery passion of a thousand burning suns.  But i did it.  And it kinda helped.  My sweaters fit a bit better.

 

Then i learned that i should wash my swatch.  This in fact changed all the things.  My sweaters fit better.

 

However, two weeks ago i learned something completely new.  I learned that my knitting is too loose to make sweaters.  And that i could have known that from a gauge swatch.  So, one unraveled Tucci Sweater later… I am starting again.

 

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