Sunday, 30 May 2010


September 2008

You know when you're happily yarn shopping and then you realise how long you've been and how cross the person waiting for you is likely to be, panic and just buy a jumper-sized amount of the first yarn you see?

This is Biggy Print.

This yarn needs needles so large that they're not even listed on ravelry. Cricket stumps, basically. It also has only a handful of supporting patterns, of which Jude is about the most popular.

Thing is, sometimes chunky yarns can be a bit... well... unflattering. Or maybe it's the cowl-neck. Either way, this doesn't get much wear, which is a real pity - the FO takes up a LOT of wardrobe space, but since it's an expensive yarn I can't bring myself to get rid of it. But nor can I find an alternative pattern which really appeals.

Lesson learned - I don't think I'd contemplate making a sweater from such a chunky yarn again.

Jude is a simple and quick pattern to follow, although I have to stop when it was about 90% done and track down some circular 20mm needles to make the cowl. Which would have been fine, if the pattern had mentioned they would be needed, but it doesn't. And be honest, who has spare circular 20mm needles lying about at home?

Pattern: Jude by Kim Hargreaves from Rowan Bigger Picture
Yarn: Rowan Biggy Print
Amount: 11 skeins
Colourway: Humbug
Needles: 20.00mm
Size: Medium
On ravelry: here

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