A Primrose bloom that is. I closed out 2006 with a finished object - not a bad project to finish with either - considering that Heidi's about to pop any day now. The only thing left to do is to find a couple of pretty snaps for the front. My contribution to the Stranded Knit Along is done!
All in all - despite the bazillion ends to weave in - this was a really fun project and the yarn was really nice to work with, resulting in a lovely fluffy warm fabric with the sheen of silk and the softness of baby alpaca. I made a few changes to the original pattern. The sleeves were knit in a solid color instead of continuing the fair isle pattern. I picked up stitches around the armhole and knit in the round with a few subtle decreases after the elbow. I think the solid sets off the colorful fair isle very well, and by the time the sleeves came around I was tired of the finicky-ness of having to fiddle with the stranding.
Pattern: Primrose by Louisa Harding
Yarn: Knitpicks Elegance 70% baby alpaca and 30% silk
Needles: Knitpicks Options Size 5
Started: November 28th, 2006
Completed: December 27th, 2006
Come on - you know you want to peek at the wrong side...
I think that some pearly snaps for the front would be really nice.
Happy New Year to you - and here's a cup of tea while I enjoy one of my own.