Monday, January 06, 2014
First Finished Project 0f 2014!
I will say that the knitting on this one got pretty tedious, so I would work on it in spurts. Just goes to show that working a little here and there does add up!
I did mess up somewhere, as my neck/raglan shaping didn't come out to have the same number of stitches as the pattern. I also completely ignored the directions for the shawl collar and just did my own thing. I must confess that I like my collar a bit better. At least for me. The more traditional collar suits me more than the big portrait type collar on the original pattern.
Let's do some stats!
Pattern: Amanda by Lisa Lloyd from A Fine Fleece (finished project #8 from book)
Yarn: Knitpicks City Tweed HW in romance. (YUM!)
Problems with the pattern: my numbers and the patterns didn't match up, tho' I can't be certain this isn't a knitter issue and less a pattern issue.
Changes to the pattern: I lengthened the body a bit, did my own shaping for the shawl collar. The usual sleeve shortening (and they're still a bit long, but it seems to suit the style).
Overall impressions: I love it. It's warm, soft and snuggly. I like the way it fits me. I looove the color. The pattern stitch combined with the yarn give it a bit of a drape that it didn't need any shaping.
So that's one more off the list of projects from A Fine Fleece. Might have to cast an other on today, as I now have some empty size 9 needles....