Sewing Up Beth
August 13, 2003
I’m in the mood to sew something up, and my Beth (aka World’s Longest Stretch of Uninterrupted Stockinette in a Size 3 Needle) is the winner. As you know, this is the sweater I love for its plainness. Here it is when I was in my blocking frenzy a few weeks back:
Rowan Donegal Lambswool in Sapphire and Juniper, from A SEASON’S TALE.
I’m struck by how much like fabric this behaves. I stitched up the shoulder seams using backstitch, not my usual mattress stitch, and they look great.
I think it’s Sissel on the Rowan International site who ALWAYS uses backstitch, and she just stitches along with no regard for matching up stitches. CRAZY! But with this thin fabric, and dark color, it behaves well. I’m still going to use mattress stitch for the seams, but I was struck with how well backstitch does.
In defense of my plain as rice cardigan, the yarn is full of slubs and jewelly bits, and in the light it’s pretty to look at. Red, orange, green, blue, brown, purple. Looks like they took all the leftover flurf from the spinning room and made THIS.
Are you REALLY going to be away for a whole entire week? Nothing lonesomer than Mason-Dixon Knitting without the Yankee perspective.