You know, I’m loving this hand-transferring lace stuff, but I have this leftover variegated WCD. I used it for the hood and sleeves of a remake of Omega, part of the last Serial Stuff, No 4.
The thing about variegated yarn is that it kind of
does what it wants and, as you knit and change the width of the piece, the
colours stack in different ways, making weird diamonds and doing random things
not always what I’d like. I have really enjoyed my ‘camo’ hoodie and
get lots of compliments on the colours. There is quite a bit left over, almost
400g and I think my daughter-in-law, Agnieszka (cover of #53, frontline worker and wonderful Mom of my two grandkids) would/might like
it but doing hand transfers in this multi-coloured fabric would be a total misuse
of time and, I’m keeping busy, not just wasting time!
You might recall one of my
absolute favourite techniques, after lace, is One-Row-Tuck. https://knitwords.blogspot.com/2010/08/things-im-doing.html
I’ve used it many times and talk about it a lot - put
‘one row tuck’ in the search window at the top of the page and see what else
comes up! I’m going to experiment a bit here, use the one-row-tuck (1RT) at a
looser tension, T8 instead of T6 – this will make a thinner fabric for a summer
top, the tuck will make a wider fabric and control the biasing tendency of the
loose tension and hoping for the best on how it will effect the colour stacking. I’m anticipating the yarn will go further and maybe get two tops
out of this. Fingers crossed! And I’s getting’ a little bored with this hem,
going to try out another and I have a different trim in mind to finish the
armhole…see ya in a few! I did make a quick swatch…
P.S. Happy Queen's birthday or whatever you call it!