A momentous event
It’s taken a lot of time, commitment and discipline, but I have finally finished knitting my Medetith Sweater. When I took it on in June 2009 I knew it was a long-term project, but didn’t realise it would take quite this long, and be the only project I’ve had to mend moth holes in before it was finished. Also, when I say ‘finished’, I mean except for the neck band, seaming and epic weaving-in-of-ends mission.
The sweater is from the book Thrown Together by Kim Hargreaves; my favourite of all Kim’s books and now sadly out-of-print.
What made this project drag on was it’s lack of portability. The number of colours involved, the non-repeating pattern, and the complex shaping all kept it house-bound. It wasn’t particularly difficult – just lots of do x while doing y … and AT THE SAME TIME do z style instructions.
I’ve got no reason to believe it wont be worth the effort. Kim Hargreaves patterns always fit well, it is soft merino (a mixture of Debbie Bliss Rialto 4 Ply and Rowan 4 Ply Soft), and the colours look great. I have been saving some vintage mother of pearl buttons to finish it off.
In a few weeks, hopefully I’ll have some photos of it in wearable form.