Strawberry Hill in progressCategory: Knitting
I've been wanting to make this design for a while but I needed to work out how I could do it with a finer yarn.
Norah Gaughan designed this clever sweater in an arrangement of tesselated pieces.
It's designed to be knitted in an aran weight yarn but I'm doing mine in 8ply which is more suited to Australian winters.
The difficult part about Strawberry Hill is that there are no schematics for the finished item, so I've had to knit a few then measure them and calculate the dimensions of the finished arrangement based on a single motif.
Then hope for the best.
Like Norah's cabled bolero which I abandoned due to sizing issues, this pattern is constructed by picking up along the finished side of the previous finished motif.
The advantage is that there are fewer seams.
The disadvantage is that it is very unforgiving if the sizing or measurements are out, because you can't just unpick a bit and fix it.
I think I have this right but only time will tell.
The other ambiguous piece of information is that the model wearing the jumper in the photo is described as being a size 2 and she is wearing a jumper that has a bust measurement of 38", so I figure it's meant to be generously sized.
So far so good.