DALE OF NORWAY
Sisik is a beautiful wool/mohair blend with a terrific color palette. Each color is complimented by coordinating flecks of color that result in a lovely tweed look to finished garments. Sisik is very soft to the touch and a joy to knit with!
|Content||30% wool/30% mohair/34% acrylic/6% viscose|
|Gauge:||5 sts = 1” on #7 needles|
I really like the feel of the yarn and so what if it's somewhat acrylic. I got gauge using #6 Addi Turbos (yeah, I'm a loose knitter). The only thing I didn't like about this yarn is that the "coordinating flecks of color that result in a lovely tweed look" ends up flaking off the yarn and gets on your clothes and nearby surroundings.
As far as this pattern:
I initially had issues with where the increases were supposed to be and actually had to draw out a schematic to figure it out. Of course 9 inches into the sweater, I realized that altho' I got the stitch gauge, I missed on the row gauge (mine was 26row/4 inch vs. their 24row/4in). I asked the smart folks from my knitting group and was able to wrap my brain around how to fix it. However, I tried the thing on, and it fit fairly well, so I decided not to mess w/ the pattern (it would just spiral to no good, I'm sure).
Of course, when I went to join the cables, I realized I made a fundamental error, I had switched all but the back cables, such that my cables were all in reverse pattern. Oh, well. I'm just going to leave it and I doubt anyone will care. I'll have to take a picture of it for next time since my camera battery is charging as we speak.
One final note: this sweater is knitting up very quickly. I may even start thinking about z's dad's sweater again...