Originally Posted by samadhi27
I was looking at those myself, too (+ Muff). Thanks dotcom for posting the swatches!
Clonmany is more subtle and interesting as a donegal fabric, since the specks are many different shades. Whereas Crolly is mostly hues of blue. The candy blue flecks do pop though. I also have too much grey in my wardrobe, that's another consideration
No problem man! And I know what you mean. I'm trying not to get swayed by the shades that have more color in them. They look really good on a color card, but might be too busy on a whole sweater. That's just me. I think Crolly is my favorite.
Originally Posted by about11oclock
any sizing advice on 6a's? I have a 3a in 40, but reading back through the thread it seems 6as fit a big bigger....
I think you're right. End's size charts suggest this. I can certainly ask her if there's a difference in fit from one style to the next. On the 6A I'm thinking go tts for a snug, form fitting fit that will stretch somewhat with wear. Like Samadhi27 mentioned a few posts back. Then size up one for a slouchier relaxed fit. Personally I'm sizing up one. She sent this chart today, which differs a little from End's chart for the 6A. You can also shorten the arms and body length a bit if needed.
We have just taken a few garments out and measured them and they are as follows: (again bearing in mind this differs slightly from knitter to knitter)
34: chest 17, back length 24, arm length 16.5
36: chest 18, back length 24.5, arm length 17
38: chest 19, back length 25, arm length 17
40: chest 20, back length 25.5, arm length 18
42: chest 21, back length 26, arm length 18.5
44: chest 22, back length 27, arm length 19
When we are knitting a garment from scratch we can have the length and arms a bit shorter if required, although I must say length and arms don't alter much as your not really stretching them when wearing, if you get what I mean ?
So there you go. I'd say go with the above chart over End's. She did mention a 44 will cost more than the other sizes. I'll find out how much. I'm also going to ask her about other knits, hats, scarfs, etc. I'll get back with prices. She also wants us to use order forms which she's provided: one for Arans and one for Donegals. I'll post them shortly. In the meantime she's forwarded the rest of the Donegal options available. Choices, choices, choices...Edited by dotcomzzz - 8/12/13 at 9:32am