Flu-Flo is finished!!
That’s what my friend Uknitty decided to call it as Fluorescent Florence was too much of a mouthful for her. Ben also has unkindly been referring to it as “Agent Orange”….I shall have my revenge on him by knitting him some agent orange socks with the leftovers 😈 (Not really)
So, enough of this chatter, here’s the picture you’ve been waiting for!
Me in Flu-Flo…
This has been a pleasure to knit and so fast. I am really pleased with it 🙂
My Fair Isle has come out neatly…
Another of the Fair Isle because I’m so chuffed with it 😉
I’m pleased with the fit but a little surprised it was so snug. I’m somewhere between the first and second size normally so I decided to knit the second size – just as well I did! It fits a treat but I wouldn’t want it any smaller.
**Note to self** Knit a swatch next time! 😳
I had a whole ball or the orange left over too…in fact I didn’t use much of all the other colours …
See what’s left over!
I’m tempted to make another one with different mixes of Fair Isle colour and a more subdued main colour . What colours do you think will work??
The collar works well. You can’t see it in the picture of me above – sorry ! I suddenly have sympathy for Rowan when they get criticised for covering necklines with the model’s hair!! Here’s a better shot…
You can see my “Hand Made by Susan Crowe” label too 🙂
And then there’s the buttons….
I decided that orange buttons just wouldn’t work.
Firstly, they’d get lost in the great expanse of orangeyness and secondly, because I didn’t think I had a cat’s chance in hell of matching the colour! I couldn’t make up my mind which colour from the Fair Isle to choose so I thought,
“What the heck! I’ll have all of them!”
It was actually quite hard to find any button that was brightly coloured and came in enough of the colours in my Fair Isle – These ones are by Coats UK – I found them in Hobbycraft. I wanted to try and get some in the light blue of the edging but couldn’t. I think these work though???
I have a slight reservation about the way the button band pulls up a bit at the bottom of the rib.I used the given number of stitches for the button band – next time I’ll add a few more in – especially on the rib.
The fact the blue edging doesn’t carry across also grates a little. I should have done the last stitch in blue perhaps….. 😕
These are minor niggles though and don’t really detract from Flu-flo’s retina searing brilliance!! 😎
|Completed Knit Report|
|Name:||Florence (or Flu-Flo!!) by Sarah Dallas|
|Pattern:||from Rowan magazine 35|
|Yarn:||Rowan Cotton Glace|
|Pattern Modifications:||Added multi coloured buttons.
Short row shaped and “3 needle castoffed”the shoulders because I’ve been told cotton Glace is horrid to get a neat seam with.
If I made it again I would knit the back and both fronts together up to the armhole to make the fairisle neater at the seams and have less ends to darn. I’d also add a few more stitches to the button band to stop it pulling up at the bottom.
|Washing and Wearing:||Wearing is a treat – either with a T-Shirt underneath or on it’s own. It’s surprisingly versitile too – either a top or a little jacket.|
|Knit It Again???:||Very likely to! 🙂|
|Difficulty:||Medium. Easy lace pattern but the Fair Isle took some getting neat (for me anyway).|
|Other Postings Relating To This One:||Fluorescent Florence|