Monday, December 08, 2008
In answer to Sue's question, the final coat is heavy to hold but not heavy to wear. Does that make sense? The next coat will be the same pattern but with modifications and I will use the stated yarn this time - Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran - yummy!! I just hope it will be as warm as the Magpie Aran.
I won't be starting this until after Christmas. I have to finish off the Mystery Blanket, the Picnic Blanket and the Print O' the Waves shawl before I think about anything major - that's not to say I won't be starting anything at all..........
Sunday, December 07, 2008
Needles: 4.., 4.5mm and 5mm - all circular
Comments: I've wanted to knit this for a long time. Fantastic knit. Thoroughly enjoyed it. The yarn combined with the cables was a bit heavy going at times, but well worth the effort. I didn't make any serious modifications. Size wise I knit the largest size and it is a teeny bit big. Length wise I followed the shortest size. I did not pick up stitches in 2 stages for the button borders as indicated. I picked them up all at once. I don't mind that the picked up stitches for the collar were done on the wrong side.
So many ends to sew in!!
But it was worth it
So I guess it's back to the grind stone to the UFO's I left by the wayside to finish this..........