I have alluded to it a few times, but as it is finally published, I feel I can finally spill the beans about it all! Dunstan, a lovely slipover pattern for the men in our lives is in this month issue of The Knitter (issue 31), page 42.
It’s a lovely sleeveless pullover designed by Sarah Hatton, with a textured yoke on the front. I had the pleasure to knit it in Rowan Baby Alpaca DK (and with the leftovers, I made my scrummy shawlette), knitted on 4mm needles (though, this sample has been knitted with 3.75mm, but I am a loose knitter). There was nothing complicated about this pattern and it was a very pleasant knit. Despite being a Man sized pullover, it went quite fast and the yoke had just the right amount of ‘challenge’: you just need to be paying attention at when to change from one pattern to another, that’s all.
The only thing that gave me a little bit of a headache was the picking up of stitches for the neckband and armbands. I always slip the first stitch of the row and somehow, my first try at picking up the stitches didn’t turn out quite right. So I frogged what I had done and restarted, picking up and sort of twisting the picked up strands. It worked out wonderfully and I have to say that it looks very neat on the closeups pictures!!
It’s the first time that something I have worked on is published – and even if I have ‘just’ knitted the sample, I am so very excited and proud. Ha!