Thug has been very busy preparing to move house. Fortunately he has still found time to help me with the finishing of Cheer.
I would get mad at him sitting on my freshly blocked knitting but how could I resist this face?
I did say Cheer wouldn’t take long but pressures of work, preparing for house moving (Probably in October) and study for a work related exam in November have slowed knitting to a crawl.
The work exam is the “Version2 to Version3 ITIL Manager’s Certificate Conversion” – it’s about as thrilling as it sounds an involves me knowing this little pile of books…
So please forgive me if I’m a bit quiet over the next month!
Back to Cheer.
She was a quick, rewarding and easy knit but…I did have a little problem with the pattern when I knit the sleeves. Here’s the piccy first so you can see what I’m rambling on about…
Above the vent in the sleeve the basket weave pattern continues up the sleeve in a triangle. A nice design touch. Unfortunately I could not get the instructions in the pattern to match reality. The basket weave is a nice easy “K3,P3,K3,P3…”. The pattern would have me knit either side of the vent with 2 knit stitches one edge and 2 purl stitches the other edge with one increase in the middle where they join.
That makes the basket weave pattern wrong.
If I increased 2 stitches the stitch count was wrong.
Maybe I put the 2 pieces on the needle in the wrong order? Then the instruction for the decreasing triangle were wrong??!!
In the end I fudged it together and my decreasing triangle above the vent is a little smaller than the design intend.
This wasn’t too much of an issue for me to sort out, as an experienced knitter, but this is otherwise an easy pattern a beginner might try and get seriously disheartened with – not good enough, Rowan!
Enough of the negativity, want to see the finished Cheer?
I think she goes with the outfit rather well.
Here’s the back shot, not exciting but I always thing I have to show the back for completeness!
Of course, the problem with those shots is you can’t see the lovely shoes which inspired this knit…
…a point Thug was keen to have me pose to rectify!
|Completed Knit Report|
|Pattern:||Rowan Studio 16|
|Yarn:||Rowan Handknit Cotton|
|Pattern Problems:||Sleeve detail didn’t work out|
|Pattern Modifications:||Shortrowed the shoulders, as usual|
|Washing and Wearing:||no issues|
|Knit It Again???:||No – too unique|
|Other Postings Relating To This One:||It Started with the Shoes|