The Jacquard Pulli has once again fallen by the wayside as I ran into a little snag… Either I have the arms of an orangutan, or the pattern is just too short. I think it is the latter. Rebecca patterns, as beautiful and innovative as they are, have a notorious reputation for errata. With the advice of some Flickr comrades, I have decided to extend the cuff a bit, but also extend the brown color band at the top. The key concern is matching the Fair Isle work with the body of the garment, and accounting for the stitch count in order for the colorwork yoke to begin. It should be a pretty simple fix, and I am hoping that it will look acceptable too. As you can see from the magazine photo, there is already a large color band above the colorwork on the sleeve; I will just be adding a little bit more.
This sweater has been hanging around the stash in one capacity or another since the end of April, and I have set my sights on finishing it up by the end of this month. It will be a lovely garment for fall and winter (I hope) and with only one sleeve remaining and the yoke, it shouldn’t be too much of a hassle. The colorwork really zips along once I start working on it – especially with the aid of a good audiobook. I never have a shortage of those to choose from!
The Crotona Coat - renamed Moldova because of the yarn color – is moving along so nicely. Thousands of seed stitches all coming together in a very wearable garment. The yarn is knitting up well, and the coat is taking shape so quickly! I realized that I had better blog about it once more so that I didn’t have a finished object to show you without any progress shots!
Only a sleeve and half remain, plus the finishing details of picking up the small collar stitches and adding the buttons. It will need a light blocking too to even out some of the decreases and increases along the sides – seed stitch tends to bunch up a little when doing subtractions and additions. It feels like I saved a lot of time with this coat by knitting it in the round – and it made so much since to do that instead of trying to seam it up later. Once I got to the armhole and neckline decreases, I worked each part separately (back, left and right front) and after the three-quarter length raglan-style sleeves are complete, it will be quickly completed. Mine is shorter than the version in the pattern, but still skims the hips and falls right above the thigh.
…now I just have to decide which buttons would look best…
Could I have TWO finished garments in September? it is quite possible!