I drew up a pattern for this sweater last summer, beginning of August I believe. I started working on it right away, and then I just dropped it. And it was sitting there, next to the couch for a few months until I decided… well, before I can start a new project I need to finish this one. It’s a new thing I am trying to do, clean up all my lingering projects, because the ‘startitis’ was getting ridiculous, really.
OK, about the project – I was inspired by a shawl from 2009 Debbie Bliss Spring/Summer issue (the one on the cover). I thought the edging would look good on a little jacket. This, however meant I would need to do a garter stitch (not my favorite) and stitch sideways (definitely not my favorite). But I really liked the frills, so, here it is. I like the outcome, maybe a 4 out of 5 but I did not really like knitting it. Garter stitch and all… That’s why it ended up sitting unfinished for so long. I might write up a pattern for this one, but if I do so, it will only be for this size 12/18 months. I guess I just don’t like it enough. Details:
Yarn: Filatura Di Crosa Porto Cervo
Gauge: 21st x 37rows = 10 x 10cm (garter st); 23st x 30rows = 10 x 10cm (st st)
Needle: US 7
Size: 12/18 mo
Measurements: chest: 64cm (25.2in); length (to shoulder): 34cm (13.5in)