Wednesday, November 11, 2009


Way back in the summer the Rowan winter popped through the letter box and I fell in love with stockport. I promised that I wouldn't start winter knitting until the 1st of Sept which I didnt' but then I knit like crazy.
We went to Flamingo land and I knit in the freezing cold whilst the rest of the family screamed on rides.
I knit in the car when the cold became too much.
I loved it when finished. The yarn is so soft it is like wearing a hug but it grew a bit after a couple of wearings. So I washed it. Thousands of bubbles emerged from the cocoon as soon as it hit the water and Stockport grew enormously! I nearly had a heart attack. When dry it did shrink back but it is still a little big in the neck.
I still really like it but I am unsure that the design plus the cocoon are really that flattering to anyone over a size 6. I have however seen it made up in a finer yarn which was gorgeous so maybe I will have to make it again.


  1. I think it looks lovely on you Arianwen, not unflattering at all. I shall have to be very careful when I come to wash mine, thanks for the warning, I did make my neck a little on the small side after reading various reports on this sweater and I'm glad I did because it does seem vulnerable to stretching.

  2. I agree, I think it looks great on you. Could you maybe sew some tape into the neckline to stop it expanding even more?

  3. Arianwen, I think you look wonderful! Very nicely done! :o)

  4. Your knitting looks beautiful, and the color is lovely on you. I personally, am not wild about the Stockport pattern itself, as the cables are so big, they tend to flatten the wearer's chest and show off the knitting design more than the woman who is wearing it. I have struggled, too with using cocoon to knit cabled sweaters. Perhaps finer yarn in a cabled pattern for a garment that is less like a rectangle?


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