2017 is turning into the year of the knitting machine. At the beginning of the year I started spinning some corriedale for a project and thanks to the bitterly cold weather I managed to do the whole lot in a relatively short time. The project was for a fair isle jumper and so the yarn needed to be quite thin - which would also mean it would be made on the knitting machine.
Having never spun corriedale before I didn't know what to expect. The result was very light and lofty with the added advantage of good behaviour during spinning - unlike merino and silk for example.
The knitting as easy. The yarn passed through the feeder like a dream. I was determined to get to grips with the ribber and bingo. Although the ribbing at the bottom of the body is a little loose the cuffs are tighter and the ribber worked perfectly. I don't know why the ribber and I can't be best friends but who knows, maybe one day.
So here is the result. It is a fraction short and the green is too dark but it is very warm. The collar was cut and sew and so I folded it in two in order to cover and protect the cut bit. The arms were knitted from the top down.