Here’s another from my back catalog.
This is from Jaeger’s JB35 Siena book and is on the front cover…I seem to have a habit of knitting what’s on the front cover … maybe the best garments are chosen for the cover??
I found this to be a very challenging knit – the only lacy thing I’d ever done in the past was the Birch shawl from Rowan.
I did change the pattern slightly – in the picture above, hopefully you can see that the lace pattern is not taken to the sleeve’s seams. Instead there is a glaring strip of stocking stitch. I thought this look horrible so I worked out the pattern to the edge – a brain bender but worth it.
Stitch detail close up…
Misprint!! The worst part of this pattern was the misprint on Row 2 in my copy of the pattern! I spent a whole Sunday sitting on the sofa casting on, counting stitches, swearing saying “Damn, Knit and Blast it” and other choice phrases and ripping out the stitches to starting again. Eventually I sat down with a pencil and paper and added up the increases and decreases and realised that row 2 could never come out with the number of stitches I was supposed to have. The error has been corrected in later editions but if you have an old copy, Row 2 should read:-
P7[1,7,1,7], *P7, yrn, P2tog, P5, yrn, P2tog, P8; Rep from *to last 6[0,6,0,6]sts, P6[0,6,0,6]
I have worn and worn this top for work (with a pale blue vest underneath for decency’s sake). The lace pattern makes the top stretchy width ways so although the pattern is straight down from the arm holes, it looks fitted on (I like that)
I did get one negative comment about it – my now ex-boss asked, “why are the sleeves too short? Run out of wool?” Grrrr……
Completed Knit Report
Pattern from Jaeger book JB35
Yarn Jaeger Siena
Pattern problems mistake in Row 2 of pattern “P5” missing after first “P2tog”
Pattern modifications Lace pattern taken to edge of sleeve
Washing and wearing Washes in the machine at 40 no problem when line dried. However, it did shrink a bit lengthways after Ben put it in the tumble dryer (Ben was in the doghouse for a week). Needs to have a vest underneath – at least!
Knit it again? Yes, almost certainly – Siena in my stash is begging for it. But I’d probably knit it 2″ longer so I can tumble dry it with abandon.
Difficulty I found it pretty hard to keep the pattern correct on the increases and decreases. I had to count my stitches after every knit row.