Monday, 9 February 2015

Weekend FO: Waves

I actually finished this at the end of last week, but it has taken me a week to get the ends woven in, block it and get a daylight picture.

Pattern: Of my own creation - notes on Ravelry
Yarn: Istex Alafoss Lopi Chunky - a paltry 400 odd metres, which was surprising - the prototype Christmas jumper used nearly 600m
Needle: 6mm

I am very pleased with it. It didn't come out quite as I had imagined it, and I am a bit sorry the wave is not double height as I had planned it, but it is very warm and I really like how it looks. The fuzziness of the yarn adds to the blurriness of the waves which makes me think a bit of salt spray.

I tried vertical bust darts for the first time in this one, and they worked very well, although I would probably have them a little higher if I was knitting it again. I might knit it again, but in a light yarn, so I can get more rows and thus taller waves. Perhaps if I get to go to Iceland again I can get myself some DK.

AND it used such a small amount of the yarn I had available that I have enough leftover for a second jumper. Result!

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