Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Ancient FO: Cloud/surf V neck

Pattern: Wendy Bernard's Pink, as knitted before (in roughly the same colours)
Yarn: Madelinetosh DK, in Cloud/Surf, which appears to be a limited edition colourway. 4 and a half skeins.
Needle: 4.5mm and 4mm. I used my Chiaogoos but also the Knitpicks for the sleeves, which I did two at a time on a long magic loop; must remember to pick up a long cable for the Chiaogoos at Wonderwool.
Mods: Slightly longer body...now thinking it should have been even longer as I seem to be pulling it down a lot. Maybe I have just been wearing it with the wrong things. I can always rip back and add more....she says, knowing she won't.
I knitted all the ribbing with a little twist and I did the sleeves full length, without realising the sleeves in the pattern were three-quarter length, and therefore with no additional shaping. I think I got away with it.

I finished this way back at the start of March, meaning it took just under a month to complete - not too shabby. It was addictive, with the colour stripe. There is the big blue flash on one sleeve but actually, I quite like it.

The colours are so lovely. I am going to try and pick up a nice dark blue this summer, and knit some kind of striping two-colour shawl with it. Zephyr Cove has been suggested by Kat at knitting group as a particularly apt choice, and I'm inclined to agree.

I need to do a WIP post soon, really, because jumper number three of 2015 is almost ready to have its sleeves added. Clearly after all those hats I have been in the mood for bigger things.

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