I started knitting Dew the latter part of last week. Confession:
This is the first time I have knit with Rowan Kidsilk Haze.
I have a lot of Rowan Kidsilk Haze in my stash, mind you, but this is the first time I have flung it around a needle.
Yes, it is mighty fine.
Yes, I am enjoying it, very very much.
So . . . here’s the back of Dew.
And the start of a sleeve.
The pattern is great — very detailed, clear instructions. My one complaint is that the charts are wee tiny, and most of the symbols are printed in pale grey. Unreadable, at least to my aging eyes. (The pattern is, however, also completely written out, so one can follow from that.)
The back and the sleeves are both done in a very easy lace pattern, so I don’t really need the charts for those.
Here’s a close-up:
The side fronts are another matter. I could knit them from the written directions, but I vastly prefer to work from charts. I tried enlarging the charts on a photocopier but the faint grey symbols disappeared entirely.
I sent an email to the address listed on Kim Hargreaves’ website, explaining my problem and asking if it was possible to get larger charts in black rather than grey.
I got a response from Kim 11 minutes later. How’s that for customer service? She stated in her email that they would get a better chart to me if I could give them a couple of days.
Can’t ask for better than that!
Debbie Bliss Club Sweater
A couple of you asked in the comments what the pattern that I bought my chocolate brown Silk Alpaca for looks like. I noticed that Kristine had the photo on her blog the other day so I stole her photo (but I downloaded it and put it on my own server, Kristine — no bandwidth thief am I , no-siree-bob!)
It looks like such a comfy cosy sweater, and it will be so luxurious and soft in the Alpaca Silk. A sweater that I will want to live in this winter.
Speaking of this winter, Miss Lucy is starting to get her winter coat.