I think I’ve finally broken that Kim Hargreaves curse of mine! Still is finished and I’m very pleased.
How did I manage to finish so quickly?? That would be because I’ve been off from work since Tuesday after a small operation on my foot.
OK,OK so the foot isn’t exactly broken – but I did have a huge boney lump chiseled from the top of it. The lump was pressing a nerve and giving me serious pain with shoes. I was only in hospital for the day but came out with a Popeye type bandage…
…which has now thankfully been removed leaving stitches and a huge plaster (you really don’t want to see that!)
I seem to be healing fast, but must keep my foot “elevated” for at least another week until the stitches come out. Hmmmm…what to do when I can’t go anywhere, can’t stand, can’t walk and cant drive and must pretty much sit on the sofa with my foot up…. KNIT!!
So after a couple of days of knitting like fury, I am delighted (as you can see!) to present the finished Still…
I like that piccy but here’s a better couple of shots where you can see more of the garment…
And the back view…
Still has been a quick and easy knit, the pattern was well written and there were some very cute details incorporated.
The horizontal rib was worked sideways for the cuff, then stitches picked up down one side to start the main sleeve. Very neat and pretty – so much better than normal ribbing…
And the neck line – that is terrific 😀
The shaping is achieved by keeping the horizontal rib pattern going over 6 stitches for the neck band while increasing in the stocking stitch part every few rows. You then cast off the shoulders and continue the neck band for a few centimeters to slip stitch onto the back of the neck. it all makes an easy, neat construction without all that annoying picking up of stitches (have I told you a dislike picking up stitches? I did? Oh good…. 😉 )
All very effective 🙂
You may be wondering what Mewsley has been doing to help? “Matron Mewsley” has been making sure I stay on the sofa by sitting on my lap to pin me down a great deal. Then she did a stirling job of keeping an eye on the trimmed off yarn ends when I was sewing up…
But she is elderly….once she was sure I was on the mend she let herself have a little 6 hour nap in the knitting equipment!
|Completed Knit Report|
|Pattern:||By Kim Hargreaves from Thrown Together|
|Pattern Modifications:||none (except short row shoulders as usual)|
|Washing and Wearing:||Quite warm. I’ll probably wear it with a t-shirt under it – too thick for a “top” on it’s own)|
|Knit It Again???:||Very possibly (Especially as I have beige and pale blue calmer in stash!)|
|Difficulty:||2/5 I found it quite easy!|
|Other Postings Relating To This One:||Still working on the mojo|