четвъртък, 10 януари 2013 г.
Pattern: Opulent Raglan by Wendy Bernard
Yarn: YarnArt Pure Merino 100% wool, 290 g
Needle: 3.5 mm
Time to knit: two weeks
1. Ribbing 1x1 at the hem for 10 rows
2. Made the sleeves long and "romantic".
3. Added 2 sts to each sleeve at the top of the raglan by casting on 4 sts for each sleeve instead of 2.
4. Raised the neckline a few rows by adding the central pattern before the separation of the sleeves.
The pattern is easy to follow, well written, lots of stockinette stitch with a beautiful cabled front to keep things interesting. The hem is supposed to be double folded, but most people on Ravelry wrote that they had issues with that and replaced it with a rib. The sleeves tend to be too narrow, that's why I added a few stitches, knowing my usual sleeve width. I did the sleeves in the round - a slow process, but lately I kind of prefer seamless sleeves.
A few notes on the yarn: a bit splitty, low elasticity, so not the best yarn for cables. The texture felt itchy before wet blocking, but after I let it soak in lukewarm water and softener the sweater feels pleasant to the skin. However the stitches relaxed more than expected and the sleeves are now an inch longer than planned - I don't mind, I did mean them to have that vintage romantic look.