I’ll Race Ya


While ruminating on Heidi yarn I decided to go for something a bit different. The right Heidi yarn is out there, I just haven’t found it yet.
While at the LYS this weekend I found some Classic Elite Four Seasons. Y’all probably know how much I love Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece. Well this might just be the classier cousin from up the road. The yarn has a bit more wool in it (30% instead of 25%) and the plies are much tighter. It reminds me of a slighter lighter weight All Seasons Cotton. The recommended gauge is 4.5 or 5 SPI.
This past week I haven’t had much time to really knit (the yard project continues in earnest) but I have had time to play around with stitch patterns. The eyelets you see in the pic are for the sleeves. The front and back are plain — the sleeves give it plenty of interest. I have a little something planned for later on as well, but I haven’t quite figured out the details so I’m going to hold off sharing it for now.
The gauge knits up really fast, and I’m hopeful I’ll have this one off the needles before Spring ends (it’s the first real spring we’ve had here in years, and I’d like to have another handknit top to wear during it).
Hmmm…me against mother nature. Care to wager any bets on this one?

15 thoughts on “I’ll Race Ya

  1. I’m at the very end of my Green Gable, but am in the process of ripping out the last few inches for the second time. Too long, needs more shaping, ribbing cast-off too tight, blah blah blah. I thought this would be a quick knit!

  2. Ooh, I’m about to start my GG and I wish I’d known about the Four Seasons. Oh, well. My trouble is that, despite having umpteen badillion circular needles, I don’t have two of the lengths required for this project, so I’m stalled out. Argh.

  3. I’d love for spring to stretch on… but here in Minneapolis it’s supposed to hit 90F on Sunday, so I’m not that hopeful for spring’s chances…

  4. As weird as the weather has been it may be hard to tell when spring ends and summer starts, but I bet you can do it! Can’t wait to see what you come up with. :-)

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