wrong side

Quite a few of you have been asking to see close-ups of the Boreal colourwork from the wrong side, so here we are:

While the front of the sweater does not really give an indication of the effect of the colourwork on the thickness of the fabric, I think you can really get a sense of this just from looking at the transition between the plain stockinette and stranded sections from the wrong side. You can also see that I have carried my floats over relatively long distances (trusting from previous experience that they will even up and felt together later) but that there are also a few places where I’ve woven them in. As I said in the previous post, I am generally a fearless float carrier, but there are a few rows on the Boreal chart – particularly after one snowflake ends and before another begins – where carrying the float is unfeasible. You can see the dark weaves breaking up the continuity of the pale floats here in the rows above the snowflake.

Here is the same bit of the sweater from the right side. Though you can see a few dog hairs (the inevitable perils of living with a dark, hairy, boisterous animal) you can’t see the floats.

Hope this satisfies your curiosity!