Now that all is done I'm not sure at all about the swinginess and this flapping about of the collar and hems. The weather is still cold so I need to be snug , my shoulders are narrow and the armholes tend to move and slide down my upper arms . So yes I'm afraid Plisse is going for a long nap in the green woolly department. Mental note to myself -there are other colours beside green ..
Saturday, 18 February 2012
Two things attracted me to this piece when first seeing it in this book- its texture and swingy floaty way it hangs on the body. I still find the texture appealing - two different yarns are being used with the same size knitting needle, the yarns are a good match in colour both darkish forest green that I like. The thicker *(sport weight I'd say ) one is lamb's wool of Patricia Roberts in olive tweedy green-really nice bouncy wool and the other yarn is Rowan kidsilk haze in Drab (discontinued colour). The Patricia Roberts yarn was gifted to me by my dear knitting fanatic friend :), not enough to make a big garment but perfect quantity for this design. The stripes are interesting to look at and I'm on purpose did not used blocking as I wished to maintain the texture.