Friday, June 10, 2011

Another Finished Object - Finally

So here’s this one that I’ve been promising for awhile:

Abotanicity Tunic


For: me

Begun: February 16, 2011
Completed: June 3, 2011

Yarn: Schoeller+Stahl Fortissima Socka Color, 75% superwash wool/25% nylon, colourway 122 (beiges/browns), dyelot 31294, 100g = 420m. 5 skeins, overdyed in acid dyes to blacks/purples/browns. (6th skein left – for socks?)

Needles: many! Cast on with aluminum 2.5mm dpns, switched to Addi Lace circulars 3.25mm, 3.5mm and finally 3.75mm. Also occasionally put onto Denise 3.75mm to check fit.

Pattern: Abotanicity by Cassie Rovitti, from Knitty, Winter 2007. Size chosen was M/L. (Ravelry link, Knitty link)

Mods: Worked pretty much as written except that the bodice was 1/2” longer. Sleeves were also a couple of inches shorter since I skipped the last section of the decreases and just did them 6 rows apart as for the previous section until I had the right number and then carried on straight to length. If I’d done them as written they would have been much too long for my short arms.

Comments: I quite like this sweater even though the yarn has somewhat different colours in each ball so there are demarcation lines showing. Makes it look hand-dyed, right? The neckline is a little high in front and there’s a little too much fabric under the arms, but otherwise it fits well. Nearly to my knees so it’s more of a dress than a tunic! I won’t be making this again but if I was I think I would try to fix those issues. Otherwise it’s still a very wearable and different sort of sweater.

I still have one ball of the yarn left so perhaps there will eventually be socks to match.

Trying to get a bunch of projects written up today before I forget what the heck I did. I really love being able to go to my notes and refresh my memory on the details. I can see how much I’ve accomplished which gives me a sense of satisfaction. Especially when things take a long time, like the above sweater.

Meanwhile the Black Rock Shawl’s edging is coming along nicely. I must concentrate so I don’t make any mistakes because this pattern would be a bear to try to fix! Garter stitch. Lace on both right- and wrong-side rows. ’Nuff said.

Off to accompany Milady Daughter and Rosebud to her doctor’s appointment. More anon. As always.

1 comment:

Jolene (JoboDesigns on Ravelry) said...

Looks great! I'm always envious of people who can make fitted garments that work... It's a challenge!