It seems like ages since I’ve been able to show you a finished garment I’ve made for myself.
**Imagine sounds of frantic typing and checking***
Hmmm – it has been months! Back in February, I showed you Branwen! 😯
Time to rectify that shameful situation…
Hildegard is finished and she is lovely!
I finished sewing her up last week, sitting in my sister’s garden, basking in sunshine, sipping coffee and swinging in her garden swing seat – Heaven 😀
The fit is super, mainly because the chevron pattern acts a little like rib and stretches over all the bumps, making it look like I’m a shaping guru. Be warned though – the more this stretches width ways the shorter it gets! The sleeves are a little long – I think because I allowed the same volume of horizontal stretch as I did for the body and I have skinny arms that really didn’t stretch the sleeves much at all.
On the topic of sleeves, I have a real soft spot for sleeves that have this kind of pointy edging and the cuff…
I made this Hildegard quite a bit longer than my last one, the one I showed you here. In fact I did 6 more pattern repeats before starting the armholes. I’m glad I did! This Hildegard sits just below my natural waist and really doesn’t want to be any shorter. I’m betting on the silk dropping a little too.
Considering that I made it longer, I was very pleased with the number of balls of the Pure Silk it took. I got the whole garment out of 10 balls! That means I have another 10 in stash to make something else. Thinking about it though, I might Ebay those 10 and buy a different colour – two tops the same colour might be a bit much??
Oh! I nearly forgot to tell you about the last finishing touch – the buttons.
I decided to recycle the buttons from my old Hildegard – I loved that top so much I had to save a little of it and I think they are the perfect match.
There are button holes for them to go into but they really don’t show and I don’t do them up – I think that little V is very cute as it is.
So what to knit next? I think I’ll have to think about my Ebay Boo Boo…
|Completed Knit Report|
|Pattern:||Jaeger JH0029 (from 1997)|
|Yarn:||Jaeger Pure Silk|
|Pattern Modifications:||Made it longer than the pattern said in the body. Short rowed shoulders.|
|Washing and Wearing:||Pattern works like rib – stretches over your curves and makes the fit look flawless! I don’t think the Silk will like any rough handling though.|
|Knit It Again???:||OhYes! This is the third Hildegard I’ve made… 😀|
|Difficulty:||3/5 The difficulty is in “keeping the pattern correct” when shaping.|
|Other Postings Relating To This One:||Goodybye old Favorite and Hello new version|