Saturday, June 18, 2005

I give in

Right, that's it. Confirmation, if it were needed, that I am, in truth, a salmon. Everyone who commented chose the side that I think is the "private" side. There may be more of you out there; there may even be people who agree with me - I don't suppose we'll ever know. I'm still not quite to the point where I have to make a decision and, as it's 80 degrees here at the moment, I don't think I'll be there anytime soon.

I have had to content myself with reading the knitting books which arrived on Thursday. All are fascinating but the one that is calling to me at the moment is "Two-end knitting" by Anne-Maj Ling. Kate, being Kate, has done a little bit of research and come up with some fine photographs of the technique from Teresa in Norway and Nanette has some interesting observations, too. I just want to knit a hat. I want to knit a hat like this

Isn't that just too cute?

The hunt has begun for the right yarn for the job. Apparently, we need to use Z-plied yarn. How do we know what Z-plied yarn is? We look at the picture:

It seems that this whole technique causes twisting of the yarn and a Z-plied yarn means you don't get into such a fearful tangle. That is the theory, anyway. I happen to have a shade card from Waverley Woollen Mills in Tasmania:

Closer inspection shows we are dealing with Z-plied yarn:

I feel an order coming on.

1 comment:

Jennie said...

Amazingly enough, your post was a huge knitting breakthrough for me! I have always had issues wrapping my head around Z vs S ply. And then, bam. A picture! I get it! Yay!