Polo neck industrial rib sweater by Doris Paice knitted on the Passaps
Now its getting chilly here in Brittany in late November and this is the time of year I knit myself my annual heavy polo neck jumper – the reason for this is that I am unable to wear wool – even the softest fibres irritate my skin especially my neck which goes an attractive shade of beetroot. The colours below are mustard, navy and white.
I have an enormous stock of industrial yarns - of every description and in reality this is what I use the most when knitting anything. About 5 years ago I spotted some yarns being sold in a charity shop in Brittany and went in (who wouldn't) and after browsing through some of the huge cones, I was asked if I was interested in taking it all away for 70 euros, well what could I do but say yes. This was a huge mix of stuff and some of it very old but when knitted up and washed, most of its top stuff - wool, cotton, linen, acrylics - you name it and I have it but unfortunately in single cones and being the lazy so and so I am I usually mix it rather than put it onto separate cones The largest amount of yarn I have is single ply cotton, I could sell the stuff and its on enormous cones - I wonder what they used it for - I think most of this yarn came from a knitwear factory.