Would you believe I have finished another garment??!!
I kinda twiddled with this one while I was working on Frappe and, all of a sudden, it was done! This hasn’t happened to me before . Finishing almost without noticing, I mean – I’ve finished the odd garment in my time!
It’s Glace of course….
…Started on the beach in Israel….
……worked on further while pondering Frappe’s collar…
………..barely touched while enslaved in Cardiff…
…………and suddenly finished while watching Die hard 4! OK. OK.That film is not high culture but it got my needles clicking!!
I love the construction of this top – all one piece, just worked up the front and down the back.
I do wish Martin Storey would sort out his sizing though. I made the smallest, 32″ size. My tension is about half a stitch too tight so It should be too small! It is ever so slightly smaller than the specs in the book.
It’s slightly too big on me!
This is supposed to be a size 8 (UK sizing) There isn’t a smaller size. I could work it out for a size 6 if I wanted another one but should I have to?
***I’m sorry but I’m going to have to rant!***
I’m getting pretty tired of hearing constant calls to cater for larger ladies in knitting patterns and clothing stores. Perfectly valid requests! All that seems to be happening is “vanity sizing” making a size 8 bigger so some silly size 10 woman can feel good about herself “fitting in a size 8”. Where does that leave a naturally slightly built woman like me? Dropped off the bottom of the clothing size scale – that’s where. 😈 When I can find a size 8 in the stores, it often swamps me (especially at the top 🙁 )
Where are the cries to cater for small women? Probably stifled by the helpful suggestion that “you look in the children’s department”. I am not a child. I have a womanly, albeit athletic, shape. I have not seen many business suits in the children’s department recently and my tastes moved on from pink glitter and Barbie on my T Shirt Printing several decades ago. 👿
I really don’t think it’s too much to ask for patterns to fit the sizes they claim to fit and cover a range for smaller and larger ladies – not just the ones in the middle!
***rant over** (I feel better now)
Now I’ve ranted I have to confess that I didn’t check the specs against my measurements, so I’m partly to blame. Strange really as I did do a tension swatch! (I didn’t want to end up in Israel with it coming out the wrong tension and no alternative needles with me!)
It looks OK from the back…
Note to Self:”Hold stomach in more for photos….”
I think it’ll be OK – especially with thicker stuff underneath when it’s colder.
I’m gonna have to find something else to knit now…..what do I have in my ginourmous stash that just has to be knit up?? 😛
|Completed Knit Report|
|Pattern:||from RYC Summer Delights by Martin Storey|
|Yarn:||RYC Silk Cotton|
|Pattern Problems:||Sizing is too generous – pattern perfect though|
|Pattern Modifications:||None al all!|
|Washing and Wearing:||too early to tell|
|Knit It Again???:||not without modding the size a bit|
|Other Postings Relating To This One:||Israeli Knitting
Frappe’s Collar ponderings