Friday, February 29, 2008

Ivy finished


Ivy finished, originally uploaded by the pig wot flies.

I got fed with the knitting blog being out of action, so I borrowed and camera and I've got lots to show you. Lots of FOs, mostly.

This is Ivy from Knitty. No idea what the looking down my nose facial expression is about. It was the best of the self-timer bunch.

Started: Er, sometime in 2007. Around the summer?

Finished: December 2007, I think.

Pattern: Ivy

Size: M (40"), I think.

Yarn: Yummy soft Jaeger Lambswool-Cashmere from my Grandma's stash. This was the third attempt at knitting it into a garment. It doesn't take kindly to being ripped and reknit, being quite soft.

Needles: 3.5mm circs

Modifications: Added some length to the body, which meant rejigging the deacreases on the fronts. Didn't make both ties as long as the pattern suggests as I decided I didn't want them to go all the way round.

Ivy mirror

I love this! I does what I wanted to do with the yarn - make something that felt special to wear. The navy is a little dark to see the twisted ribbing properly, but I think it's OK. If I made this pattern again I would alter the shoulders so that they're wider. Knitting and sewing on the neckband was a real fiddle. I don't think there's any way of getting round that. The yarn pills, being rather soft, but it does feel lovely.

4 comments:

Krazy Kate Designs said...

incredible

Elly said...

yay we like pics

Rosie said...

oh, it looks wonderful.

Alice said...

that's great - it really works with the shirt too