Friday, September 28, 2007

Sometimes simple is best

There's nothing better than a nice simple pattern to raise your spirits. This is one of my knit along projects. I knit it along side the more challenging projects to give my brain a rest.

Moss stitch denim jacket

Pattern details:
Pattern source: The Celtic collection by Debbie Bliss
Yarn: Elle Denim, 5 balls
Needles: 3.25 mm and 4mm needles
Started: May 2007
Finished: August 2007
Amendments: I did not knit the pockets.
Comments: I used Elle denim yarn instead of the stated Rowan because it was in stash. The Elle yarn is noticeably softer than Rowan, but does not shrink as much. The finished product is much softer but not as sturdy feeling as the Rowan - having said that it's a difficult call to make as to which would be more suitable for a baby or young child. You want the softness because their skin is delicate, but you also want the sturdiness because the garment is likely to see much washing during its lifetime!! Pattern wise, very straight forward and easy to follow and no errors.

1 comment:

sue said...

I love the jacket. I think softer is best for small children and they will wear it more too.