Finished Flag

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”…

From Flag

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 Flag

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!

From Flag

Or even both sides!

From Flag

I’m hugely pleased with Flag – it’s going to be versatile and surprisingly warm too …if I can stop posing with it…

From Flag

Completed Knit Report
Name: Flag
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)
Rating: 4/5
Other Postings Relating To This One: More Excitement from Iceland

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12 Responses

  1. josiekitten
    josiekitten January 9, 2011 at 9:51 pm | | Reply

    I love it! Looks fabulous on you!

  2. Tricia F
    Tricia F January 9, 2011 at 9:53 pm | | Reply

    You are some serious knitter. This is amazing. I can’t beleive how little time it has taken you to knit it and it is in 2ply! Last thing I knitted in 2ply took me 9 months and I nearly didn’t get it finished for the christening!
    You are really clever and I admire your prowess. What is the next project to be – I can’t wait to see it.
    x Tricia

  3. CraftyCripple
    CraftyCripple January 9, 2011 at 10:13 pm | | Reply

    It looks amazing. No wonder you can’t help posing. I bet you get a lot of attention when you wear that. I love it.

  4. Joan
    Joan January 9, 2011 at 10:54 pm | | Reply

    It’s fabulous!

  5. Jo
    Jo January 10, 2011 at 9:16 am | | Reply

    Wonderful. I’m sure it’ll attract some positive comments when you wear it. How I wish I could knit so well.

  6. Jade
    Jade January 10, 2011 at 3:59 pm | | Reply

    It looks amazing!!! Can’t believe how quickly you’ve knitted it, plus how neat it looks. If only I could knit as well as you do, but I suppose practice makes perfect :o)

  7. Kristen
    Kristen January 11, 2011 at 5:51 am | | Reply

    I love it, amazing! I love your poses too!

  8. wool free and lovin' knit
    wool free and lovin' knit January 13, 2011 at 12:29 am | | Reply

    Very cool sweater and you do a great job modelling it!

  9. HarpaJ
    HarpaJ April 20, 2011 at 1:09 am | | Reply

    It’s so cool!

  10. Fliss
    Fliss May 1, 2011 at 8:31 pm | | Reply

    I love this so much – and have been inspired to make my own!

    However… I’m stuck and was wondering if I could pick your brains, please? How on earth do you carry the yarn when the pattern moves diagonally towards the centre of the flag (left and right)? I’ve read Helene’s tutorial and am none the wiser. I’d be so grateful if you could explain how you did it. Thank you!

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