Other than the whole France trip, and seeing my parents for the first time in two and a half years, the other highlight of last week for me was walking in to my local Borders bookshop and spying the new Interweave Knits. I snatched it up immediately! I keep looking in the knitting mag section there every time I go in (every few weeks) but have never seen interweave there before. I don’t know if that is because they all get snapped up, or if this is the first time they have stocked it.
I hope that this means that they will continue to stock it. I think I’d prefer to buy interweave on an issue by issue basis because I didn’t really like anything in the spring or summer ones from this year. I need to get myself a back issue of winter 06 though because there are about 5 or 6 projects from there I want to make.
From this fall issue I like Eunny’s tangled yoke cardigan, sweetheart vest and the mirepoix bodice. I also really like the Tilted Duster from the cover, but I originally thought it wouldn’t suit me – not enough waist definition.
But then I saw this one via a link from craftster and it’s changing my mind. I love it in the charcoal grey! Hmm, let me work out how much it would cost then…
Tension is 17 sts per 4″ – chunky. Second size would take 1,113m of yarn.
Garnstudio Alaska , 14 – 15 balls = £24.50
Tess Dawson merino aran 13-14 balls = £32.50
Debbie Bliss Merino Aran 14-15 balls
Jaeger extra fine merino aran 12-13 balls
Cascade 220 6 balls = £29.94
Rowan Pure Wool aran 9 balls = £49.05 (no way!)
Sublime Cashmere Merino Silk aran 13 balls = £51.74
Some of those aren’t too bad for price. I think you can still pick up the Jaeger merino on ebay quite cheaply. The Rowan Pure wool is a bit of a shock though!
Well I’m of now to block my Argosy. There may not be pictures for a while because our camera card reader has been loaned to my parents.