I have finished Flag and it’s great!
A couple of evenings of dull garter stitch and careful seam sewing for the sleeves and I was done 🙂
The pattern did call for a crochet edging all around the edge but I have not done that. Partly because crochet now aggravates a tendon in my elbow and more because I’m frightened that I’ll make the already quite neat edges pucker…I can always add it later.
Flag has now been worn to show the Guilty Knitters (who loved it) and modelled for a photo shoot with the lovely Ben behind the camera….
But which shot to show you??
I give up. Flag can be worn so many ways and posed and played with I had to make you a collage of some of the better shots … that means, “where my eyes are open and my mouth is shut”…
Flag is probably a little big on me – probably because I took a casual approach to the tension (bad Susan 🙁 ) But the garment is so flexible that I simply have to turn back the collar a little – like this…
From the front, Flag looks like a geometric, angular waterfall cardigan but, Of course, the whole “Flaggyness” of the garment is not revealed until you hold out one side and view from behind!
Or even both sides!
I’m hugely pleased with Flag – it’s going to be versatile and surprisingly warm too …if I can stop posing with it…
|Completed Knit Report|
|Pattern:||Knit on the Net – by Helene Magnusson|
|Yarn:||Jamieson 2ply lace|
|Pattern Problems:||None, except I found it easier to knit the sleeves flat then seam then rather than to Garter stitch in the round.|
|Pattern Modifications:||missed out the crochet edging and the buttons (I wear this kinda thing loose)|
|Washing and Wearing:||Very warm!|
|Knit It Again???:||Urms No – but only because it’s very distinctive|
|Difficulty:||4/5 (because the yarn management and Icelandic Intarsia were a challenge)|
|Other Postings Relating To This One:||More Excitement from Iceland|