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Sunday, June 03, 2007

FO:Burda WOF 5/07 # 147 Moss Stitch Pullover

Burda WOF May 2007 # 147
Short sleeve pullover( jumper to me) with fine rice/moss stitch and clever contrast of short sleeves and turtleneck collar

Original Yarn:
Samoa Mouline 50% Cotton 50% Acrylic
Perhaps the best of the aran weight cotton acrylic blends
Suitable subs include Rowan ASC, Phildar Aviso, Katia , Lion Brand Cotton Ease
Yarn Used:
Gedifra Sport 100% Superwash wool in Grey
Straight forward pattern instructions.Has many of the details of continental knitting ( Europe) patterns .

Charts with written descriptions of symbols.
Use of edge stitches for better finish.
Shaping explicitly spelt out ( Rowan , Rowan oh Rowan LOL)
Full fashioned decreases giving a RTW look .
Use of increasing needle sizes to shape the collar.

The fit is uber snug.Matched the tension swatch and the finished measurements.Gives the illusion of a vintage knit.
I needed to shortrow about 6cm for FBA ( fun keeping the small/ large cables/ moss stitch patterns correct)
Sleeves were made longer by about 4cm
Used 4mm and 4.5mm DPNs for the collar( unable to locate smaller circular needles)

Great little top.I opted for wool as heavier close fit knits dont quite go with summer.
Burda WOF had almost always featured knitting patterns , as far as my collection goes from about 1981 The number had dwindled in the last few years, but with Verena in hiatus , perhaps more???
Cant wait fot the June 2007 issue which promises another superb selection of hand knits

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