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.