Oh, how I love this pattern.

Knitted using yarn doubled on 5.5mm needles.
I adore this, the fit is perfect.

(Excuse the gratuitous boob shot – I just wanted to show off my owls! No, that is not a euphemism)
Mods: Smaller gauge – at least 3-4 more sts per inch than stated in the pattern
Elbow-length sleeves
Moved the back increases to the sides, while keeping the back decreases as set in the pattern – this gave me a much better fit.
Overall I’m very pleased with this – I wear it all the time and it always gets lots of compliments.


Super fine

July 6, 2011

I have these yummy and squishable skeins to play with, from these lovely people

The yarn is Spud and Chloe Fine, which is a gorgeous sock weight that’s 80% superwash merino and 20% silk. The sheen and squish are just glorious. What to do with them? I can see this making for some pretty lush colourwork, but I can also envision a single, luscious colour splashed across a floating expanse of lacy loveliness. We shall see…

In the meantime, I’m not sure I can bring myself to remove the adorable labels…

Cheryl Naimath’s Fetching

December 15, 2009

I finished these in second year of uni (2006), during a bloody freezing winter where I used to sit knitting with my back againt the one functioning radiator in the house.

They are more grey-blue in real life

It was worth it though, as these are a seriously cute pair of fingerless gloves. My only issue with the pattern was that I finished the first glove, put it on, and it fell off my hand. I double-checked the gauge and it was fine – so I reknitted the pattern with 10 less stitches cast on, and they fitted my midget hands.

I love this colour!

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