Starsky

A long time obsession fulfilled at last:

Pattern: Starsky from Knitty.com
Yarn: Naturally Naturelle Aran 10ply

When I first saw this pattern I liked it, but didn’t love it at first sight like I did Tubey. But as my love of Tubey waned in the face of the impossible task of finding a non wool yarn substitute that was stretchy enough, and wouldn’t cost the earth, Starsky kept catching my eye. A bit like lusting after the handsome guy who won’t look at you twice only to realise his best friend is actually a much better prospect.

(Not that I’ve ever been in that position. And it strikes me that using men as an analogy for knitting patterns is rather wierd and a bit scary.)

Anyway, I made these changes:

I rejigged the ribbing so it was symmetrical and matched up, as best it could, with the cable pattern.

I knit the body in one piece.

I picked up stitches around the armholes and knit the sleeves top down.

There’s heaps of yarn left over. The meters per gram must be a heck of a lot bigger than the specified yarn. I could knit a vest. Or lots and lots and lots of Calorimetrys.

3 thoughts on “Starsky

  1. I quite like the knitting/men analogy – I wonder how far it could be taken…

    Starsky looks great – yay you!

  2. Ooh, I’ve been lusting after Starsky for a while too, but I had nearly forgotten about it. Yours looks fantastic! I think my flame may be rekindled. :)

  3. Very nice – I like it better now i have seen it on you. (not just the funny 70′s esque knitty pictures!)

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