Oh! This yarn just shouted to me 'buy me buy me' from the shelves of one of my favourite wool shops. In a mixed fibre, including linen and a beautiful shade of chartreuse, how could I resist?
I already had a pattern, downloaded from Ravelry.
Not for the same yarn of course, and the Rowan Lenpur does not knit up to quite the same tension as the Berroco Glace, but it's only a couple of stitches and rows to a 10 cm square. I was so impatient to begin.
As the front and back are the same and I hate sewing up (have I said that before?) I decided to knit it on a circular needle in one piece, it took a very long cable and a while for the weight of the knitting to pull the coil out straight.
Increasing and decreasing either side of stitch markers denoting the side seams, pleases me, I love the orderly way it sits.
Even when the knitting itself is quite bulky, with a circular needle it is still possible to knit on the train without getting in anyone's way.
It knitted up really quickly...
And then I realised how 2 stitches and three rows in 10 cm can have a huge effect over 240 stitches!. The top is truly beautiful but I had not intended to knit it for my daughter!
Although it does suit her!