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« Reply #10 on: August 20, 2009 09:03:23 AM »

Anyone take a guess what Glengarry and Yorkshire yarn are, or suggest modern equivalents?
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« Reply #11 on: August 20, 2009 09:35:41 AM »

Ok, so what is "couching"?

Also, I don't quite understand the construction - am I doing bottom up, then coming around down the front, leaving side seams to make up?

Last question - What's the modern needle size?
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« Reply #12 on: August 20, 2009 09:39:52 AM »

Looks like the yarns were manufactured by Bernat, and there is some info here:
http://www.cs.arizona.edu/patterns/weaving/ephemera/000320.pdf

The needle size says 3/8", so that's about 10mm.

By my reading of the pattern, you start at the bottom of the back, and work up and over, shaping the neckhole as you go (I had to read it a couple of times to figure that). You then pick up stitches at the shoulders to knit the sleeves, then seam the underside of the sleeves and the sides of the body.

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« Reply #13 on: August 20, 2009 09:53:58 AM »

Yep that's what I got from the construction too.
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« Reply #14 on: August 20, 2009 10:05:13 AM »

Ok. I wasn't sure, and TBH I hadn't read it carefully, I was just typing it out :p
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« Reply #15 on: August 20, 2009 10:16:25 AM »

I wish I could knit so I could join you! That is adorable.

I second that, wish there was a crochet version

Hmm, well I don't have a crochet version of this particular sweater, but I certainly put up some sweet vintage crochet as well because I felt crocheters were getting the (no pun intended I swear) pointy end of the stick when it came to vintage goodness. 'The Enfield' can be found here, and is an epauletted blouse that could easily be made short-sleeved.
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« Reply #16 on: August 20, 2009 10:19:45 AM »

Ok, so what is "couching"?

"Couching" is a term from embroidery- basically it means you take a long thread, and you sew it into place by whipping another, usually different-colored thread around it for a fun stripey effect. There's a nice picture of the technique in action here, where you can see the thicker thread (in this sweater's case the 10 strands of yarn) being held in place by the thinner thread (this is what's going on around the neckline of the sweater). Hope that helps.
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« Reply #17 on: August 20, 2009 10:27:28 AM »

Thank you so much!
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« Reply #18 on: August 20, 2009 11:07:26 AM »

OK I thought I'd do some stash busting. 4 large balls of wool and an hour later.








7 inches long,about 13 wide not too stretched, i got it to about 18inches streched width wise. I'd say 4 to 5 hours to complete.
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« Reply #19 on: August 20, 2009 11:29:27 AM »

If I can find some yarn in my stash that will work than I'm in.
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