Friday, 10 September 2010
The Wool That Will Not Die
This used to be this. For the moment it's Manu, but it will soon be something else.
Don't get me wrong, Manu is a lovely pattern, beautifully written and a pleasure to knit. But not in Elle Pure New Wool DK, and not for me. As the Jess jacket, the wool was too soft and floppy, and more of a cardigan than a jacket, which was unexpected. As Manu, it's too stiff, and more of a coat than a cardigan. Again, unexpected, so not what I want.
I did put the pockets on, and took them off within half an hour. I made bigger buttonholes, because I wanted to use the buttons from the Jess jacket - these buttons are too heavy, and the cardigan sags on one side.
Now to decide what to make when I've unravelled it all: this or this or this or this? (Ravelry links) Something fitted, and probably stitchy or with cables, because by that stage the wool will be looking used.
Third time lucky. I read all of the Fit to Flatter tutorials, and thought I'd understood them, but it took 2 full knits to really grasp that circular yokes are the wrong shape for me. And that all DK is not the same, even if you do get gauge.