Tegna is a pattern that has been in my favorites almost since it first came out. There are things I like about it and things I don’t like about it. My friend who is going to knit another sweater with me is making Tegna first. I went back and looked at it again and decided it would be a good project to bring with me.
The more she talked about it, the more I decided I should knit it. I’m not making the bottom as flared as the pattern suggests and I’m going to make it a bit longer. I believe that’s all it will take for me to love this pattern.
The pattern calls for fingering weight yarn and, at least for the most part, I buy single skeins of fingering weight yarn for making socks. Before leaving home, I could easily find two different fingering weight yarns that had enough to make this sweater but both were set aside for other project . . projects I’d rather make with the yarn.
In going through the Ravelry projects, I saw that several knitters had used Shibui Twig, which is a sport weight so I decided to use that. It’s 46% linen, 42% recycled silk and 12% wool. It’s one of the roughest yarns I’ve ever used but I knew soaking and blocking it would cause it to be much softer.
About the only knitting I got done yesterday was making a swatch, soaking it and halfway blocking it.
I didn’t want to get Nicole’s blocking mats out so I blocked it on a dish towel, with no pins. It was enough to get a gauge that will work. It isn’t totally dry but I love the fabric this yarn makes. I’m using 3.25 mm needles.
Today Chad and Nicole are both off work so there probably won’t be any knitting time but that’s ok . . I’d rather spend quality time with them. There’s plenty of other time for knitting.