Wednesday, 8 August 2007

Presenting Betty...

... at long last!

This post is actually a couple of weeks overdue as I failed miserably to get a photo of Betty in the mirror, then tried to wait for a happy conjuction between the weather, the time and the resident radiologist's photographic skills (eventually gave up on the weather, this is Glasgow!).

The details are as follows:

Pattern - Betty from Rowan 38.
Yarn - Rowanspun DK in colourway Thorn (this was a bit thinner than the Yorkshire Tweed recommended for this project so I had to knit 50% more rows to get the correct length).
Needles - 3.25mm and 3.75mm straights and DPNs.

I knit the bodyflat and used three needle bind off at the shoulders and mattress stitch on the sides. I then knit the sleeves in the round and whipstitched them into place. I'm still not completely happy with how the sleeve caps have gone in, and I might take them out and try again at some point.
The stitches at the neck were left live on stitch holders, then put back on needles to knit the collar. I much prefer this option to picking up stitches, especially when the stitch pattern is not simple.

In the two weeks since I finished Betty, she's been worn many times and is fast becoming a staple of my wardrobe. I may even need another one some time...

1 comment:

Kathleen said...

That's really nice, it's a lovely shape and it looks as if it's something you'll get loads of wear from.