You probably remember that I started this project back in September.
I wanted to knit this pattern for almost a year, but I was a little bit intimidated by the intricate stitch pattern. But I am so glad that I eventually got to it. I am really happy with the result!
Designer Shirley Paden challenges us with the interlocking twists and florets pattern. The result is a stunningly textured fabric.
I’ve made some modifications to the sweater.
- Though Shirley offered to knit this jacket with considerable ease, I chose more close-fitting style. To my taste if you knit a textured pattern with a lot of ease, it makes you look bulky.
- Waist shaping was achieved by changing needle sizes.
- I crocheted ties, instead of knitting them. Chain of 50 stitches and single crochet one row. I put them a little bit lower – on the waist line, instead of the bust line.
I chose simple garter stitch trimming, instead of I-cord.
I omitted the collar.
Sleeves. I knitted the cuff using Chart 2 for 1 1/2 pattern repeats using 3 mm needle (US 2 1/2), then switched to Chart 1 using 3.5 mm needle (US 4).
I used crochet slip stitch for seams.
I am so happy to have it in my closet. It is very special to me.
Thank you, Vogue Knitting!
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