Yesterday afternoon I seamed my Bohus. Here is Gwendolyn modeling the completed sweater.
To recap, this is the Bohus Large Lace Collar pullover. I knitted it from a kit purchased from Solveig Gustaffson in Sweden. Details on Bohus and ordering from Solveig are in this blog entry.
I am quite pleased to be done with the miles and miles of black stockinette stitch!
I worked a bit on my brother’s giant clown sock after that.
Thanks to everyone who weighed in on dk weight sock yarns. Some of the wool/nylon dk weight sock yarns mentioned in the comments:
Meilenweit 6 ply
Regia 6 ply
Happy Trails sock yarn from Wooly West
ONLine 6 ply
Briggs and Little Tuffy
Jarbo Garn Raggi
So there you have a number of excellent suggestions for heavier sock yarns that have some nylon content.
Speaking of knitting socks, Mary asked in the comments:
As a new reader of your blog i am wondering why you like metal sock needles. For those I know, the metal skacel or whatever are too slippery. I used brittany birch, bamboo (rarely), and now LOVE bryspun.
As a rule, I find metal dpns too slippery, particularly while knitting on my commute. I don’t want to lose a needle on the train.
The needles I’m using for this sock are hand forged sterling silver needles made by Celtic Swan. I first bought a set in size 0, but since then have been lucky enough to get them in both size 1 and 2, all acquired from The Loopy Ewe. Sheri doesn’t always have them in stock because they are labor-intensive to make, but you can email her to be put on a list to be notified when they are available.
Why are these better than other metal needles?
Because they are textured!
The ridges in the needle really hang on to the stitches and they don’t slide out. I love knitting with them — it makes mundane sock knitting feel special. I think of them as my magic needles.
I started knitting something else.
Can you guess what it is?
Lucy knows, but she is sworn to secrecy!