Captivate has been a real slog to get finished. Can you believe I started it at the end of August? Four and a bit months to make – with a rather nice Kitten Head Scarf in the middle of it though!
So why did it take so long? Tiny, tiny needles and me having a the horrid cold that everyone is getting. (I only really recovered over Christmas when I could rest properly.)
In my last post about Captivate, Toning Down the Fluff, I said I had gone up a needle size. For some strange reason, I didn’t. I used the given size needles. My tension was OK but I was worried.
I think this is why I wasn’t inspired and rushing to finish Captivate, deep down I feared the worst…
Is it too small? Actually, no! It is a little short though – sitting on my natural waist, not my hips (where my jeans normally sit). What do you think? I measured the length and I have made it exactly to the 22cm specified. It is, after all, described in the pattern as a “cropped cardigan”…
Here it is buttoned too…
Trouble is – as soon as I move it starts to ride up to my natural waist (those jeans sit on my hips).
Maybe I just need higher waist trousers!
Here’s a back view – starting to go North at the waist…
I think this is one for the summer, worn open with something pretty 😀
The stitch pattern is lovely and light and open but surprisingly warm. I love those strong “herringbone” vertical ribs too.
And the sleeves have a deep rib which I always like…
I need to photograph and post a couple of things I’ve made during the year that I’ve not blogged (gasp!) and start thinking about my Blogiversay post – how many years knit blogging??!
Just enough time for a completed knit report I think…
|Completed Knit Report|
|Pattern:||from North by Kim Hargreaves|
|Yarn:||Rowan Fine Lace and Rowan Kidsilk Haze|
|Pattern Problems:||None but be aware this pattern means it when it says “cropped”. Also – really tiny needles!|
|Washing and Wearing:||Lovely to wear but has a tendency to ride up to natural waist. (‘cos it is cropped!)|
|Knit It Again???:||No. A LOT of knitting in this.|
|Difficulty:||Medium – not a hard pattern but a BEAST if you go wrong or drop a stitch|
|Other Postings Relating To This One:||Toning down the fluff|