Knitting progress is slow 🙁
Decorating progress is good 🙂
The paint is dry, the radiator is back on and kicking out much needed heat, furniture and junk back in the room. I am no longer in painty poo clothes and covered head to toe with dust – deep joy.
The room looks 100 times better 🙂 All I need to do now is make the curtains and nets…
A good time to show off another of my “pre-blog” knits!
This is “The Big Frill” from Sublime’s “The Sublime Merino Hand Knit Book”
….and yes, it is the picture on the cover of the pattern book …again…:oops:
This is definitely one of my favourite knitted things to wear – looks super with jeans! It really does come out like the picture in the book (minus the hat…..
The yarn is extra fine merino double knit. It was a super yarn to work with. I had just competed a garment in Rowan’s tapestry which I found very splitty. This was a dream in comparison. Even, well defined stitches, no splitting, soft and snuzzley and warm.
Picking up the stitches for the huge frill was a bit of a slog but worth it to see the sea monster like frilly bits emerge…
The pattern was well written too. Ideal if you were a new knitter. I particularly liked the, “…work until 46cms., At correct tension, this should be 15 rows”. Always nice to have that comfort feeling that your tension is spot on!
The downside to this was that the given yarn amounts were wrong! (for me anyways)
When I got to the (huge) frill I ran out of the red, the lime green and the cream. (The cream running out was probably my fault as I’d done one less row of green and an extra cream row to try and eek out the green – it didn’t work! )
I was very very miffed! I treble checked my tension and it was perfect and on the given needle size. I’m lucky that I usually knit to tension given – don’t you just hate me??
I shouldn’t have needed extra balls until the 42″ bust size – I was doing the 34″…
I wrote to Sirdar (who make Sublime) explaining my predicament but I really didn’t hold out much hope so I rummaged around all my local shops and managed to get the odd balls – surprisingly with success!
Sirdar then came up trumps and sent me the extra balls I needed – they had even taken the trouble to find the right dyelot. I was very impressed. Well done Sirdar!!
I now have load of colours in my ever growing Stash!! Or I did until Mewsley decided she wanted a matching cardi. 😯
Completed Knit Report
Name The Big Frill
Pattern Merino had knit book
Yarn Sublime Extra Fine Merino Wool Double Knit
Pattern problems Ran out of Red, green and cream – other than that – super pattern
Pattern modifications none
Washing and wearing Not washed yet – beautiful to wear, warm and snuzzely except for the open front! Sleeve frills are not good for cooking and gas hobs though!
Knit it again? Probably not, only because I think the frilly edge look is going to date.