Thursday, May 21, 2009
I recently finished Paloma (ravelry link) from French Girl Knits by Kristeen Griffin-Grimes. he yarn is
Jaeger Trinity, a silk/cotton/polyamide blend.
I just LOVE the vintage-y look of this sweater. My chosen color also adds to the effect -- it looks like something I unearthed from an attic trunk. Wearing it makes me feel like I should be stepping into one of these garden party scenes in a PBS mystery.
I made the neckline narrower, and changed the distribution of stitches at the underarm, as described in this post and this post. I'm very happy with the customizations. I don't need a ribbon to keep the neckline in place, and I have just the right amount of ease at the bust line. In addition, I never changed over to the largest needle size in the bottom section. I just used the middle needle size and did 4 repeats of the 13-stitch pattern and 3 each of the 14-stitch and 15-stitch patterns. I think it would have been way to big at the bottom if I used the largest needle.
Finally, I used an eyelet border on the bottom and on the sleeve edging which looks like the neckline, more or less.