Sunday, May 25, 2008

Breezy and Bunchy

That wind would blaw the buckles aff yer shin!


Here are some shots of my latest finished object.

Sirdar Jacket 8750, supposed to be done in Country Style DK, in fact done in Twilley's Freedom Spirit , colourway 506, eight balls.

It has been on the go for some time because I was not feeling the love for it anymore. It started when I didn't like the way the variegated yarn was pooling and striping. I mean, I know you can expect a degree of that but I didn't like THE WAY it was pooling and striping, not the fact.

I persevered through this and got ready to knit up all the rib stitches round the back, fronts and neck. I didn't have the pattern with me (you can see where this is going, can't you?) so I didn't pick up the appropriate amount of stitches. If any of you are writing a knitting book, call on me and I'll give you some pictures of how not picking up enough stitches causes bunching, pleating, puckering, the lot. Don't waste your money on getting a photographer in.

If I wanted the cardigan for something special I would've ripped and rectified, but I just made do. I know the thought of that makes some of you readers' flesh creep, but I can live with it. Maybe some day I'll feel enough distance to go back and fix it, but it's quite a big job.

In the meantime I am needing something nice to close it with. I haven't seen anything in the shops which ticks the boxes so I'm endeavouring to make my own with some leafy and flowery shapes I've cut out from the swatch, felted. If it turns out well, I'll show you in a couple of days' time.

Happy Bank Holiday wishes from a very breezy Galloway district! x K


Twelfthknit said...

I like it. And I'm with you on the frogging front-if an 'imperfection' doesn't leap out at and annoy you, leave well alone

Flavaknits said...

It looks great - and its easy to ignore any little imperfections, as I didn't notice anything until you mentioned it (and then I still couldn't see it , but maybe thats the new contact lenses!! lol)
And it looks like you'll need it in breezy Galloway.

soCherry said...

I think it looks great! So wierd - I am just swatching for Twilley's Freedom Spirit Tank Top pattern so I was looking through other people's projects and there yours was :)

Hope you're having a fun Bank Holiday - I'm sitting at home knitting and watching Animal Cops Houston - bliss!

See you soon
Elaine x

Sarah said...

I can't see any bunching! I like the striping too.
I love your 'location shots' I'd love a change of scenery!

Sandra said...

I have frogging! great I'm not hte only one!
Great cardy, really!