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November 19, 2004

A Pattern is a Suggestion, Not a Rule

nona wearing her winter tankHey nona, what's that you're wearing?  Looks like the mohair winter tank, nicely layered over a pink button down shirt -- JJill is it not?  And what's that you're knitting?  Looks like the 2nd footlet?  Yes, kind reader, you are correct on all counts.  The mohair winter tank just flew off the needles.  I love the soft airiness of the mohair and the neutral color with a hint, or should I say a kiss, of pink.  Alas, it makes me look a tad -- I hope only a tad -- pudgy, but nona does not care a whole lot about that.  Okay, yes she does, but it feels so cozy!

winter tank fabricAlthough I used a pattern as my guide (Gesta from Cornelia Tuttle Hamilton's Hand Knitting Collection Book Number Two),  I made a few changes.  In addition to changing the yarn and fiddling with the gauge, I also knit the lower body in the round and turned the whole thing inside out.  I was half way up the lower body, working in the prescribed p6,k2 ribbing, when I happened to peak inside.  I was pleasantly surprised at the look of the k6, p2 ribbing and promptly declared the inside to be the outside.  It's important to remember that a pattern is only a suggestion to the thoughtful knitter.  Use it as a guide, not as a hard and fast rule.  Ribbed Mohair Winter Tank Photo Spread 

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Checking online to see how Nona is doing - and what she is doing - has become a highlight for me. Checking by phone to see what I'm doing wrong has become a habit! (PS I get to be Nona Sister-in-Law 1 because I wrote in first - NOT because I'm the oldest!)

Posted by: Nona Sister-in-Law 1 | Nov 20, 2004 11:54:39 AM

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