Hello! Hope everyone’s had a great weekend.
If you read my blog regularly, you may remember I was drawn by an unknown, but irresistible, force to purchase some yellow yarn at Proper Woolly. Last week I took that yarn on holiday with me.
I wanted to knit a cardigan, but most cardigans are knitted in double knit. This yarn is four ply, so unfortunately I’d been unable to find a pattern I wanted to knit in the more limited pool of 4ply patterns. I therefore decided to make up my own.
Although I didn’t plan to knit stocking stitch, I started by knitting a stocking stitch swatch for comparison.
I felt the yellow very much spoke for itself, so I wanted to create a cardigan with a little texture, but not a lot. I though a short, small cable pattern might be good, so began knitting a swatch. I knew cable would mean more stitches to the inch, but it soon became obvious this needed A LOT more and I was concerned that I wouldn’t have enough yarn.
I swapped to a longer cable, but that still had a lot of stitches to the inch.
I tried a small twist…
Blackberry stitch was next. But my blackberries seemed to spread too far apart. Anyone know why? Is it because I’m using 4ply?
I then tried another little twisty sort of pattern …
And that’s as far as I’ve got. I think I’m going to use this last stitch. But if anyone wants to tempt me with suggestions for other possible stitches, or a great 4ply cardigan pattern, please let me know.