Friday, November 02, 2012

BlaDiBlaMo?

It's November - have you enthusiastically committed to an unpronounceable, inappropriately abbreviated month-long activity yet? I've done NaNoWriMo once, NaBloPoMo a few times, but never the sweater one before. So this year, my challenge is to knit a sweater in the month of November.

Because I'm a slow sweater-knitter, for me to have any chance of success I knew I had to choose something fairly simple and use moderately heavy yarn. I've decided to knit the Ladies' Classic Raglan Pullover by Jane Richmond. If I manage it, maybe next year I'll try something more complicated, but for now Worsted/Aran weight stockinette seems like the best plan!

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The yarn I bought is New Lanark Aran, in the delightful Blueberry colourway. New Lanark is a historic cotton mill village and world heritage site, whose mill now produces wool yarns. Shamefully, I've never been to visit, even though it's not that far from Edinburgh - maybe next year! This particular colourway is tweedy and deep - there are so many different colours there that combine to make a purpley-blue. Really, there's green and yellow, and all manner of blues, purples, and teals in there. I'm really looking forward to seeing it knit up.

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Now I've got to swatch! What are you up to this November?

5 comments:

  1. The yarn is such a lovely colour :) Good luck with whateverMO, I shall be intrigued to see your progress :)

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  2. Glad you're going to tackle a sweater in November - so am I. :) And that pattern is indeed classic, is it top down (I didn't read the blurb when I was at the pattern page)?

    Love that colorway - this is going to turn out well!

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  3. What a great heathered yarn! The pullover will be wonderful in that.

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  4. I have never heard of any of those crazy acronyms. Is that bad? LOVE tweed, that is going to be awesome!!

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