Unfortunately there is no garment for men in this collection. And I must confess I never knitted with a tape yarn. I always thought it as a yarn appropriate for female designs but not for male.
This time I wanted to give this kind of yarn a try and so I decided to create my own design.
I also wanted to include two design elements: stripes and texture.
I therefore used:
- Rowan Cotton Lustre in shade Daisy 372 (A)
- Rowan Summerlite 4ply in shade Navy Inc 429 (B)
- Rowan Tetra Cotton in shade Garda 008 (C)
The cuffs, hems and the neckline is knitted in a rib pattern in yarn A.
As the main pattern I used the following slip stitch pattern:
Row 1 (RS): Knit using A.
Row 2: Purl using A.
Row 3: *K1, sl1wyif using shade B, rep from * until last st, k1.
Row 4: Knit using B.
Row 5: as Row 1.
Row 6: as Row 2.
Row 7: K2, *sl1wyif, k1 using shade C, rep from * until last 2 sts, k2.
Row 8: Knit using C.
These 8 rows forms the pattern and are repeated throughout.
The sweater I created has a round neckline and set-in sleeves.
Some words to Rowan Cotton Lustre. I really enjoyed knitting with this beautiful soft yarn. It produces a fabric with a great drape and it is a quick and easy knit. The garment is smooth and stretchy and perfect for summer evenings.
Although they have different weights the three yarns are working great together.