Mewsley may be a bully but she made me finish my Lacey Top.
It’s taken me a horrendous 2 months to knit! I have knit socks and a cushion cover in that time too.
Wanna see my little bit of fluff??
And the back view…
It’s very fluffy and soft – and warm! I once said on here that Kidsilk Haze is “as soft as kitten bellies” and I stand by that description!
After looking at those pictures, I think it will look better when layered over something long sleeved – I’m not very good at short sleeved jumpers! I’ll need to experiment…
Casting off the button bands was an unexpected ordeal. 😯
I usually cast off with a size larger needle than the one used to knit the band – nothing unusual there. So I knit on a 3.25 and cast off with a 3.75mm – it was WAY too tight and crinkled up the front. Tinking that back was a nightmare and took a couple of hours. I had no choice – it ruined the garment.
I cast off again with 4.50mm – STILL TOO TIGHT!! 🙁
In the end, a 5.50mm needle was loose enough – I think the way the KSH sticks to itself like cheap clingfilm might have something to do with it. I’d definitely advice using a HUGE needle to cast off if you can.
Sewing on the now infamous “four sleeve” took some thought too.
The pattern said to sew the two layers of sleeve together then sew them to the body. I didn’t think I could get a neat enough finish like that so I mattress stitched the top, shorter sleeve as I would normally then over sewed the under, longer sleeve to the seam on the inside. This seemed to work.
Here’s the sleeve …
Here’s the last piccie – my chest, fluffily enrobed in Kidsilk Haze lace…
Do you remember that this was supposed to put a 4 ball dent in my Kidsilk Haze mountain?? I’m not quite sure how it happened but this top only used 2.5 balls!
My destashing efforts, thwarted again!
|Completed Knit Report|
|Pattern:||Rowan Studio 12|
|Yarn:||Rowan Kidsilk Haze|
|Pattern Problems:||None except needing to make 4 sleeves!|
|Washing and Wearing:||unknown so far…warn though|
|Knit It Again???:||too distinctive – a nice knit though.|
|Difficulty:||medium – shaping the lace is tricky|
|Other Postings Relating To This One:||Avoidance, excuses and procrastination|