Thursday, May 10, 2012
I had planned for this to be knit in the Autumn but was sidetracked and then picked it up last month. I had a little confusion regarding the neckline but the nice women of Ravelry helped me out with new directions and a diagram and then I restarted it. This was a nice top down raglan to knit and the finishing was simple since it was knit in the round. I really loved the yarn and color that the designer went with so I used the same. The only disappointment came when I realized I wasn't going to have enough yarn and acquiring more wasn't in the cards. How I solved the issue was to make the bottom band a bit shorter and knit it as short sleeves instead of 3/4. I also left off the bands on the sleeves. And, I went down one needle size. It was my first time knitting with Becoming Art Yarns, this is the Suave Sport and it has a nice hand and good stitch definition. Though this sweater is more of an Autumn color I think I will wear it a few times this Spring. I am pretty happy with how it turned out and look forward to knitting more patterns from this designer.
Pattern: Gavotte by Cecily Glowik MacDonald
Yarn: Becoming Art Suave Sport in Nutmeg
Needle: Size 4 circulars and dpn's instead of 5
Alterations: button band smaller, short sleeve rather then 3/4 with no band at sleeves
The gavotte originated as a French folk dance. More info. here
Yes, I am way overdue for a hair dye....:)