It's just about done. Just a few more ends to weave in. Overall fun jacket to knit up. The bobbles were fun to work on . The only disappointment is the collar I worked them separately and one side came out looser than the other, so it's not symmetrical as I like. I'm trying not to think about it or else I will be tempted to frog and reknit that loose side. I used Schoeller Bermuda in Linen Biege. The gauge was a bit off but worked out okay since my frame is small. I like this yarn (a combination of cotton/acrylic) and hope it holds up well with wear and cleaning.
Eventhough today looks like this:
I am planning to be inside doing this all day:
While being entertained by these people (yeah, yeah, I like watching junk.)
Finsihed another tank/vest this week. From the Rowan Cotton Tape book. I subsituted Rowan yarn with Jo Sharp Summer Soho because I don't want to pay $50 to make a tank top. I adjusted the neckline because it looked too high so I added two extra decrease stitches at the neckline edge so I had to start the decrease four rows earlier than what the pattern instructed. The book has some great patterns while the rest are too similar to each other.
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Pattern: Gilmore Vest from Fable Handknit.
Needles: Addi #5
Yarn: Elsebeth Lavold Cotton Patine color#08 (I don't recommend this yarn. The color bleeds. Not only did the color rub off on my hands while knitting the color ran when I blocked it. So the collar and armhole ribbing is darker than the body. Also, on the seams the color has faded from handling. A close inspection it has this pigment dyed look to it.)
Started: April 28
Finished: May 7
Well written pattern (I did find the armhole ribbing instructions vague, but I just went with it and after two tries it worked) Easy to follow. Simple and classic design.